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Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency)


Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Arambagh in West Bengal. While six assembly segments of No. 29 Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Hooghly district one segment is in Paschim Medinipur district. The seat was earlier an open seat but from 2009 it was reserved for scheduled castes.

Overview

In the 2004 Lok Sabha polls Anil Basu of CPI(M) won the Arambagh seat by a margin of 592,502 votes, which remains the highest ever victory margin in Lok Saba polls in the country.[1] Pritam Munde won the Beed Lok Sabha constituency by 6,92,245 votes [1][2]

Assembly segments

As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 29 Arambag, reserved for Scheduled castes (SC), is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

Prior to delimitation Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Tarakeswar (assembly constituency no. 185), Pursurah (assembly constituency no. 192), Khanakul (SC) (assembly constituency no. 193), Arambagh (assembly constituency no. 194), Goghat (SC) (assembly constituency no. 195), Chandrakona (assembly constituency no. 196), Ghatal (SC) (assembly constituency no. 197)

Members of Parliament

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fourth 1967-71 Arambagh Amiyanath Bose All India Forward Bloc[4]
Fifth 1971-77 Manoranjan Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
Sixth 1977-80 Prafulla Chandra Sen Bharatiya Lok Dal[6]
Seventh 1980-84 Bijoy Krishna Modak Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
Eighth 1984-89 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Ninth 1989-91 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) [9]
Tenth 1991-96 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Eleventh 1996-98 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Twelfth 1998-99 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Sakti Mohan Malik Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Aparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali) All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results

General election 2014

Indian general elections, 2014: Arambagh[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Aparupa Poddar 748,764 54.94 N/A
CPI(M) Sakti Mohan Malik 401,919 29.51 -25.29
BJP Madhusudan Bag 1,58,480 11.63 +6.66
INC Sambhu Nath Malik 27,872 2.04 -34.81
JDP Ganesh Bag 7,062 0.51 -1.35
Majority 346,845 25.46 +8.14
Turnout 13,61,934 85.11 +0.53
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing +42.64


e • d Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties
General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled


General election 2009

General Election, 2009: Arambagh.[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Sakti Mohan Malik 6,30,454 54.80 -22.99
INC Sambhu Nath Malik 4,28,696 36.85 +29.76
BJP Murari Bera 57,903 4.97 -10.78
BSP Parimal Biswas 24,762 2.12 N/A
JDP Subir Kumar Majhi 21,722 1.86 N/A
Majority 201,558 17.32 -44.09
Turnout 11,63,337 84.58 +3.34
CPI(M) hold Swing -22.99

General election 2004

General Election, 2004: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 744,464 77.16
BJP Swapan Kumar Nandi 151,962 15.75
INC Pradip Datta 68,414 7.09
Margin of victory 592,502 61.41
Turnout 9,64,840 81.24
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1999

General Election, 1999: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 503,920 53.98
BJP Dr. Chunilal Chakraborty 387,199 41.98
INC idris Ali 40,816 4.37
Independent Joy Krishna Bera 1,565 0.17
Margin of victory 116,721 12.40
Turnout 9,33,365 81.24
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1998

General Election, 1998: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 521,507 56.23
BJP Dr. Chunilal Chakraborty 334,207 35.50
INC Provat Kiran Chakrabarti 73,105 7.80
Margin of victory 187,300 19.90
Turnout 9,40,359 84.3
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1996

General Election, 1996: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 544,289 59.40
INC Monoranjan Hazra 317,956 34.80
BJP Gopi Nath Dey 42,779 4.70
Independent Nanu Ram Roy 6,276 0.70
Amra Bangalee Nikunja Jana 2,394 0.30
Margin of victory 226,333 24.30
Turnout 9,31,653 87.3
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1991

General Election, 1991: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 448,318 55.60
INC Sk. Hasan Imam 300,046 37.70
BJP Dhruva Chakravarti 37,393 4.70
Independent Chandi Dutt 6,679 0.80
Doordarshi Party Bharashi Sharma 4,310 0.50
Margin of victory 148,272 18.30
Turnout 8,10,177 82.9
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1989

General Election, 1989: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 423,062 52.80
INC Sk. Hasan Imam 358,564 44.80
Amra Bangalee Nikunja Jana 10,541 1.30
Independent Chandi Dutt 6,745 0.80
Doordarshi Party Bharashi Sharma 1,961 0.20
Margin of victory 64,498 7.90
Turnout 8,12,748 86.0
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1984

General Election, 1984: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 327,786 50.40
INC Gopal Das Nag 313,626 47.60
Amra Bangalee Nikunja Jana 4,756 0.70
Independent Nepal Chandra Bhaumik 3,160 0.50
Independent Yogendra Singh 584 0.10
Margin of victory 14,160 2.10
Turnout 6,59,108 85.8
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1980

General Election, 1980: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Bejoy Krishna Modak 285,633 53.35
Janata Party Prafulla Chandra Sen 242,642 47.60
JNP(S) Arun Maji 5,581 1.00
Independent Lutful Goyesh Khan 1,265 0.20
Independent Panchanan Ghosh 1,167 0.20
Margin of victory 42,991 7.9
Turnout 5,44,644 80.3
CPI(M) gain from BLD Swing

General election 1977

General Election, 1977: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BLD Prafulla Chandra Sen 298,371 74.80
INC Santi Mohan Roy 90,934 22.80
Margin of victory 2,07,437 52.0
Turnout 3,63,271 71.78
Swing to BLD from CPI(M) Swing

General election 1971

General Election, 1971: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Manoranjan Hazra 137,842 40.84
INC Santi Mohan Roy 115,622 34.25
NCO Pratap Chandra Chunder 58,928 17.46
Independent Sasanka Bose 25,144 7.45
Margin of victory 22,220 6.30
Turnout 337,536 64.50 %
Swing to CPI(M) from Forward Bloc Swing

General election 1967

General Election, 1967: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Forward Bloc Amiya Nath Bose 208,724 62.23
INC Sachindra Chowdhury 126,702 37.77
Majority 82,022 23.6
Turnout 335,426 68.7%
Forward Bloc win (new seat)

General elections 1967-2009

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1967 Amiyanath Bose All India Forward Bloc Sachin Choudhury Indian National Congress[4]
1971 Manoranjan Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist) Santi Mohan Ray Indian National Congress[5]
1977 Prafulla Chandra Sen Bharatiya Lok Dal Santi Mohan Roy Indian National Congress[6]
1980 Bijoy Krishna Modak Communist Party of India (Marxist) Prafulla Chandra Sen Janata Party[7]
1984 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Gopal Das Nag Indian National Congress[8]
1989 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sheikh Hasan Imam Indian National Congress[9]
1991 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sheikh Hasan Imam Indian National Congress[10]
1996 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Monoranjan Hazra Indian National Congress[11]
1998 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Chunilal Chakraborty Bharatiya Janata Party[12]
1999 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Chunilal Chakraborty Bharatiya Janata Party[13]
2004 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Swapan Kumar Nandi Bharatiya Janata Party[14]

References

  1. ^ "Lok Sabha polls: CPM's Anil Basu holds record for highest victory margin". The Times of India, 3 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  16. ^ a b "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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