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Raiganj Lok Sabha Elections

Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 42 Lok Sabha Constituencies of the state of West Bengal. The Raiganj Parliamentary Constituency was formed prior to the 1962 elections.

The Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 5) has seven legislative assembly segments two of which are reserved for the SC category.

Raiganj is home to the second largest church in the country and has a large bird sanctuary.

The electors in the Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency will cast their votes on April 18 in the second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Md. Salim of CPM is the sitting Member of Parliament from this constituency.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Md. Salim defeated INC candidate Deepa Dasmunsi. Md Salim bagged 317,515 votes against his INC rival Deepa Dasmunsi who got 315881 votes.

There were a total number of 1,387,526 electors here last time out of which 1,108,193 cast their votes. The voter turnout recorded here was 79.87 %.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the primary electoral contest for the seat is between the CPM, All India Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. Though several other regional parties would also contest for the seat.

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.

This time too, CPI(M) has fielded Md. Salim from this seat. To defeat the current MP in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, the AITC has fielded Kanaia Lal Agarwal while BJP has fielded Deboshree Choudhary. Meanwhile, the Congress has again fielded Deepa Dasmunshi from Raiganj seat. The Mayawati-led BSP has fielded Churka Murmu from this constituency.

Lok Sabha election 2019 will take place in seven phases across the country – on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The results would be declared on May 23.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Debasree Chaudhuri BJP

Won

511652
Agarwal Kanaialal AITC

Lost

451078
Md. Salim CPI(M)

Lost

182035
Deepa Dasmunsi INC

Lost

83662
Nota NOTA

Lost

13749
Binoy Kumar Das IND

Lost

6925
Md. Sahajan Badsha IND

Lost

5054
Churka Murmu BSP

Lost

4091
Lakshman Murmu APOI

Lost

3269
Kumaresh Sarkar IND

Lost

3163
Akik Hossain Chowdhury KPP(U)

Lost

2959
Santhapan Hasdak JMM

Lost

2831
Raju Paul IND

Lost

2638
Advocate Anjay Debsarma IND

Lost

2371
Sujan Krishna Paul SUCI

Lost

1632

Raiganj News

West Bengal records bumper voting even after violence

Raiganj, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling Lok Sabha seats recorded turnouts of 73.31 percent, 82.76 percent and 72.14 percent, respectively, in the second phase of polling on Thursday — an average of 76.07

Apr 19, 2019, 09:12 AM IST

Watch: Top 10 news of General elections 2019

In this segment of Zee News watch top 10 news related to General elections 2019.

Apr 19, 2019, 08:38 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2019: 2nd phase voting summed up; Bengal records massive vote-cast

The second phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 has been summed up with bumper vote casting in Several provinces of North-East. Watch video to know more

Apr 19, 2019, 08:22 AM IST

Deshhit: Will Mamata Banerjee win elections by threatning security forces in West Bengal?

Sporadic violence was reported in other parts of Raiganj and in Darjeeling constituency, while some voters have said they were blocked from voting. Watch video to know more.

Apr 18, 2019, 21:40 PM IST
Full list of candidates going to polls in West Bengal in second phase of Lok Sabha election 2019

Full list of candidates going to polls in West Bengal in second phase of Lok Sabha election 2019

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the BJP are the main contenders in the three seats.

Apr 17, 2019, 22:22 PM IST
Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency of West Bengal: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Raiganj 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 Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency of West Bengal. 

Apr 05, 2019, 17:06 PM IST
Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency

Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency

Md. Salim of CPM is the sitting Member of Parliament from this constituency.

Apr 05, 2019, 16:37 PM IST