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Birbhum Lok Sabha Elections

Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on the western part of Birbhum district in West Bengal.

The seat was reserved for Scheduled Castes from 1962 to 2004, but was declared a free seat from 2009 general elections.

The voting for the parliamentary polls 2019 on this seat will take place in the fourth phase on April 29. In the fourth phase of general elections, polling will be held in 71 Lok Sabha constituencies across 9 states.

The seat is currently held by actor-turned-politician Satabdi Roy of the ruling Trinamool Congress. Roy had defeated Dr. Mohammed Qamre Elahi of CPI(M) by a margin of 67263 votes in 2014 Lol Sabha election.

CPI(M)'s Gadadhar Saha and Dr. Ram Chandra Dome have ruled the seat from 1971-89 and 1989-2004 respectively.

Here are some facts about Birbhum:

State: West Bengal
Lok Sabha constituency: Birbhum
Sitting MP: Satabdi Roy
Winning margin: 67263
Runner up: Mohammed Qamre Elahi, CPI(M)
Number of votes polled in 2014: 12,75,819
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 85.23
Number of women voters in 2014: 721,651
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1861

Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency it comprises of seven assembly seats — Dubrajpur (SC), Suri, Sainthia (SC), Rampurhat, Hansan, Nalhati and Murarai. All the seven assembly segments of Birbhum are in Birbhum district.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Satabdi Roy AITC

Won

654077
Dudh Kumar Mondal BJP

Lost

565153
Karim Rezaul CPI(M)

Lost

96763
Imam Hossain INC

Lost

75546
Ahamed Faruk RVJP

Lost

15171
Nota NOTA

Lost

12318
Prabir Mukhopadhyay BSP

Lost

9467
Md. Firoj Ali BNJD

Lost

9400
Ayesha Khatun SUCI

Lost

6000
Chittaranjan Hansda IND

Lost

5528

Birbhum News

Second-year student found hanging in Visva Bharati University

Second-year student found hanging in Visva Bharati University

Partha, who hails from nearby Rampurhat area, returned to the hostel on Friday from his home, according to other hostellers.

May 18, 2019, 22:10 PM IST
Post-poll tensions continue in West Bengal as BJP, TMC cadre clash in Birbhum

Post-poll tensions continue in West Bengal as BJP, TMC cadre clash in Birbhum

A day after clashes broke out between BJP and TMC supporters in Birbhum's Nanoor, Rampurhat, Nalhati and Suri areas, violence returned.

Apr 30, 2019, 10:59 AM IST

West Bengal: Scuffle held at booth no. 82 of Rampurhat in Birbhum

There is Scuffle held at booth no. 82 of Rampurhat in Birbhum of West Bengal.

Apr 29, 2019, 13:52 PM IST
Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency of West Bengal: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency of West Bengal: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Birbhum Lok Sabha Constituency of West Bengal.

Apr 19, 2019, 13:17 PM IST
Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency

Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency

The seat was reserved for Scheduled Castes from 1962 to 2004, but was declared a free seat from 2009 general elections.

Apr 18, 2019, 12:40 PM IST
Seven of family killed in car-bus collision in West Bengal's Birbhum

Seven of family killed in car-bus collision in West Bengal's Birbhum

The deceased were residents of Mohammad Bazar area.

Apr 12, 2019, 22:00 PM IST

Morning Breaking: Explosion at TMC leader's house, investigation on

TMC's local leader has reported the blast at his house. This incident took place in Ilambazar area in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

Feb 07, 2019, 09:52 AM IST