Mumbai, March 27: Medinipur is the parliamentary constituency in West Bengal which will go to polls in the Sixth Phase of general elections on May 12. The counting of votes for Medinipur Lok Sabha election result will take place on May 23. The primary electoral contest for the seat is between the All India Trinamool Congress, Left Front, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. Though several other regional parties would also contest for the seat.
The incumbent parliamentarian, representing the constituency is from AITC – Sandhya Roy. The MP emerged victorious in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections by defeating the CPI candidate – Prabodh Panda. AITC has fielded Dr Manas Bhuina this time from the constituency. To defeat the current MP in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, CPI has fielded Biplab Bhatta, while Congress has announced Sambhunath Chatterjee as their candidate. BJP has fielded its state president Dilip 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 12,62,983 voters in the parliamentary constituency, among them 6,15,364 are females while 6,47,619 are males. The average literacy rate of the constituency is 90 per cent, and the principal occupation is agriculture. 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 Medinipur Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 16, which would continue till April 23. Scrutiny will be done on April 24, and the last date for the withdrawal of the nominations will be April 26. The polling will take 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 will take 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.