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Dum Dum Lok Sabha Constituency

Prof Saugata Roy of AITC was elected MP from this constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. 

Dum Dum Lok Sabha Constituency
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Dum Dum Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 42 parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal. The Dum Dum Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 16) was formed prior to the 1977 elections.

It consists of seven assembly segments - Khardaha, Dum Dum Uttar, Panihati, Kamarhati, Baranagar, Dum Dum and Rajarhat Gopalpur.

The election in this constituency will be held in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 19. In total, the polling will be held in 51 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across seven states and one Union Territory (Chandigarh) on May 19.

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In West Bengal, the polling will be held in Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin, Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha constituencies in the seventh phase on May 19. 

Prof Saugata Roy of AITC was elected MP from this constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. 

Roy managed to get 483244 votes and defeated CPM candidate Asim Kumar Dasgupta who got 328310 votes.

Dum Dum Lok Sabha Constituency of West Bengal: Full list of candidates, polling dates

The stakes are high for ruling TMC and the BJP, which is trying to expand its presence in the Mamata Banerjee-ruled state which sends 42 MPs to Lok Sabha.    

Banerjee got 508481 votes and decimated CPM candidate Dr Abul Hasnat who bagged 437183 votes.

For the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, BJP has fielded Samik Bhattacharya, INC has given the ticket to Saurav Baha, TMC has nominated its sitting MP Sougata Roy, while the 
CPI(M) has declared Nepaldeb Bhattacharya as its candidate from Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat.

The stakes are high for ruling TMC and the BJP, which is trying to expand its presence in the Mamata Banerjee-ruled state which sends 42 MPs to Lok Sabha.

The Election Commission had on March 10 announced the dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The general elections will take place in seven phases between April 11 and May 19, and the results will be declared on May 23.

Along with Lok Sabha Elections, voting will also take place in this phase for Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha Assembly Elections 2019.