Kolkata, May 23: The results of the Ghatal Lok Sabha Constituency was declared today. The counting of votes began on the Ghatal Parliamentary seat in West Bengal at 8 am on Thursday, May 23. Deepak Adhikari of TMC defeated BJP's Bharati Ghosh by a margin of 1,07,973 votes.
Voting took place for the Ghatal seat in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. A total voter turnout of 80.16 per cent was recorded, as per Election Commission of India. Stay with us for Live updates on the results for the Ghatal Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Results
The incumbent parliamentarian, representing the constituency is from AITC – Deepak Adhikari (Dev). The Tollywood superstar-turned-MP emerged victorious in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections by defeating the CPI candidate – Santosh Rana. AITC has fielded Deepak Adhikari again this time from the constituency. To defeat the current MP in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, CPI has fielded Tapan Ganguly, while Congress has announced Khandakar Mohammad Saifullah as their candidate. BJP has fielded Bharti Ghosh as their candidate. West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Dates: Constituency-Wise Complete Schedule Of Voting And Results For General Elections.
As per the ECI website – updated on March 13, 2019 – there are 13,54,861 voters in the parliamentary constituency, among them 6,95,589 are females while 6,59,272 are males. The average literacy rate of the constituency is 76 per cent, and the principal occupation is agriculture of paddy, wheat and potatoes. Also, this constituency is known as a hub for fishing and its trade. The female to male ratio is 960.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule for Sixth Phase:
|Announcement and Issue of Press Note||March 10|
|Issue of Notification||April 16|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 23|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 24|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidature||April 26|
|Date Of Poll||May 12|
|Date of Result||May 23|
|Dates Before Elections Shall be Completed||May 27|
According to the Election Commission’s briefings, the process of filing nomination for Ghatal Lok Sabha elections began on April 16, which continued till April 23. The scrutiny was done on April 24, and the last date for the withdrawal of the nominations was April 26. The polling took place on May 12.
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In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, AITC bagged 34 seats – gaining 15 more than 2009, while CPI(M) could win only two seats – Raiganj and Murshidabad. Congress emerged victorious on four seats, and BJP opened their account from Asansol and Darjeeling. Lok Sabha elections took place in seven phases across the state – on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The results would be declared on May 23.