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Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency)

Existence1952–Present
ReservationNone
Current MPAbhishek Banerjee
PartyAll India Trinamool Congress
Elected Year2019
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,555,914[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesDiamond Harbour
Falta
Satgachhia
Bishnupur (SC)
Maheshtala
Budge Budge
Metiaburuz

Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 Parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Diamond Harbour in West Bengal. All the seven legislative assembly segments of No. 21 Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency) are in South 24 Parganas district.

Legislative Assembly Segments

Parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal - 1. Cooch Behar, 2. Alipurduars, 3. Jalpaiguri, 4. Darjeeling, 5. Raiganj, 6. Balurghat, 7. Maldaha Uttar, 8. Maldaha Dakshin, 9. Jangipur, 10. Baharampur, 11. Murshidabad, 12. Krishnanagar, 13. Ranaghat, 14. Bangaon, 15. Barrackpore, 16. Dum Dum, 17. Barasat, 18. Basirhat, 19. Jaynagar, 20. Mathurapur, 21. Diamond Harbour, 22. Jadavpur, 23. Kolkata Dakshin, 24. Kolkata Uttar, 25. Howrah, 26. Uluberia, 27. Serampore, 28. Hooghly, 29. Arambagh, 30. Tamluk, 31, Kanthi, 32. Ghatal, 33. Jhargram, 34. Medinipur, 35. Purulia, 36. Bankura, 37. Bishnupur, 38. Bardhaman Purba, 39. Bardhaman Durgapur, 40. Asansol, 41. Bolpur, 42. Birbhum

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the Delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency) is composed of the following legislative assembly segments from 2009:[2]

  • Diamond Harbour (Legislative Assembly Constituency No. 143)
  • Falta (Legislative Assembly Constituency No. 144)
  • Satgachhia (Legislative Assembly Constituency No. 145)
  • Bishnupur (SC) (Legislative Assembly Constituency No. 146)
  • Maheshtala (Legislative Assembly Constituency No. 155)
  • Budge Budge (Legislative Assembly Constituency No. 156)
  • Metiaburuz (Legislative Assembly Constituency No. 157)

In 2004, Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency) was composed of the following legislative assembly segments:[3]

Members of Parliament

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-1957 Diamond Harbour Kamal Basu Communist Party of India[4]
Purnendu Sekhar Naskar Indian National Congress[4]
Second 1957-1962 Purnendu Sekhar Naskar Indian National Congress[5]
Kansari Halder Communist Party of India[5]
Third 1962-1967 Sudhansu Bhusan Das Indian National Congress[6]
Fourth 1967-1971 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
Fifth 1971-1977 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Sixth 1977-1980 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Seventh 1980-1982 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Seventh 1982-1984 (Bye) Amal Dutta Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Eighth 1984-1989 Amal Dutta Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Ninth 1989-1991 Amal Dutta Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Tenth 1991-1996 Amal Dutta Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Eleventh 1996-1998 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Twelfth 1998-1999 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Thirteenth 1999-2004 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]
Fourteenth 2004-2009 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[18]
Fifteenth 2009-2014 Somendra Nath Mitra All India Trinamool Congress[19]
Sixteenth 2014-2019 Abhishek Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[20]
Seventeenth 2019-Incumbent Abhishek Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress

Election Results

General Election 2019

General Election, 2019: Diamond Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Abhishek Banerjee 7,91,127
BJP Nilanjan Roy 4,70,533
CPI (M) Dr. Fuad Halim 93,941
INC Soumya Aich Roy 19,828
Majority 3,20,594
Turnout 14,09,373 81.98
AITC hold Swing


e • d 2019 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage Vote change %
Trinamool Congress 22 Decrease12 43.00 Increase4
Bharatiya Janata Party 18 Increase16 40.00 Increase23
Indian National Congress 2 Decrease2 6.29 Decrease4
Left Front 0 Decrease2 7.57 Decrease24

Source: Election Results 2019 Note: The vote share may change marginally once the final data is released by Election Commission.


General Election 2014

General Election, 2014: Diamond Harbour[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Abhishek Banerjee 508,481 40.31 -13.25
CPI (M) Dr. Abul Hasnat 437,187 34.66 -4.51
BJP Abhijit Das 200,858 15.92 +12.36
INC Md. Qamaruzzaman Qamar 63,047 5.00 +5.00
Independent Sudip Kumar Saha 8,740
Independent Sougata Ghosh 6,634
Independent Sailen Sadhukhan 6,633
Independent Bechu Mondal 3,607
WPI Nazma Yasmeen 3,272
BSP Dilip Kumar Mondal 2,892
SUCI(C) Ajay Ghosh 2,529
IUML Jaynal Abedin Mondal 1,856
Independent Bijan Majumder 1,348
PDS Samir Putatunda 1,322
RJP Habibur Rahman Molla 1,260
Independent Alok Sen 977
NOTA None Of The Above 10,657 0.84 ---
Majority 71,298 5.65 -8.74
Turnout 12,61,296 81.06
AITC hold Swing
e • d 2014 Indian general election
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: Diamond Harbour[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Somendra Nath Mitra 564,612 53.56
CPI (M) Samik Lahiri 412,923 39.17
BJP Abhijit Das 37,542 2.88
Independent Mainuddin Chisty 9,966 0.77
SP Sk Nasiruddin 7,486 0.57
NCP Harunal Rashid Kaji 7,187 0.55
BSP R.N. Chaudhury 4,989 0.38
Independent Debajyoti Sengupta 4,282 0.32
ABP Shyamal Mondal 2,664 0.20
Independent Bechu Mondal 2,535 0.19
Majority 151,689 15.4
Turnout 1,054,112 80.94
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing
e • d 2009 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18 31.8
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0 13.45
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17 33.1
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1 3.6
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1 3.56
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1 3.04
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1 6.14

General Election 2004

General Election, 2004: Diamond Harbour[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Samik Lahiri 430,590 51.60
AITC Saugata Roy 277,106 33.20
INC Daulat Ali Sheikh 92,807 11.10
Independent Sheikh Nasir Uddin 8427 1.00
NCP Abdur Rauf Baidya 5559 0.70
INL Zameerul Hasssan 4989 0.50
Independent Mainuddin Chisty 5559 0.50
BSP Dr. Dhirendra Nath Mondal 4455 0.40
Independent Bechu Mondal 4001 0.40
Bangla Congress Mala Banerjee 3663 0.30
SP Sheikh Nazrul Islam 3411 0.30
Independent Amit Sundar Purkait 2592 0.20
Majority 153,784 18.4%
Turnout 8,35,475 75.8%
CPI (M) hold Swing
e • d Indian general election, 2004
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 1 Decrease7 21.40
Indian National Congress 6 Increase3 14.56
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Steady0 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 26 Increase3 38.57
Communist Party of India 3 Increase1 4.01
Revolutionary Socialist Party 3 Steady0 4.48
All India Forward Bloc 3 Increase1 3.66
Bharatiya Janata Party 0 Decrease2 8.06

General Election 1999

General Election, 1999: Diamond Harbour[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Samik Lahiri 402,761 47.10
AITC Sardar Amjad Ali 331,598 39.27
INC Daulat Ali Sheikh 106,344 12.59
Independent Kishor Kumar Ghosh 1165 0.14
Independent Gopal Roy Safai 1088 0.13
Independent Bitan Mondal 814 0.10
Independent Bechu Mondal 572 0.07
Majority 71,163 8.3%
Turnout 8,58,209 75.5%
CPI (M) hold Swing

General Election 1998

General Election, 1998: Diamond Harbour[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Samik Lahiri 405,048 45.97
AITC Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar 344,092 39.05
INC Maya Ghosh 124,335 14.11
Independent Shahadat Hossain Jamadar 3210 0.36
Independent Bechu Mondal 2229 0.25
Independent Ranendra Kumar Gupta 1550 0.18
Independent Sambhu Mondal 640 0.07
Majority 60,956 6.8%
Turnout 8,96,052 79.8%
CPI (M) hold Swing

General Election 1996

General Election, 1996: Diamond Harbour[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Samik Lahiri 411,844 47.37
INC Sardar Amjad Ali 389,318 44.77
BJP Dulal Chaudhuri 55,518 6.38
MUL Ruhulamine Mollick 4365 0.50
Shiv Sena Sanjib Chatterjee 3381 0.39
Independent Jahar Biswas 2139 0.25
Independent Nemai Naskar 2010 0.23
Independent Nathuni Roy 936 0.11
Majority 22,526 2.5%
Turnout 8,89,735 80.5%
CPI (M) hold Swing

General Elections 1951-2004

Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency) was a double-member constituency in 1951 and 1957. Since then it is a single-member constituency. Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Winner Runner-up
Party Candidate Party
1951 Kamal Basu Communist Party of India
Purnendu Sekhar Naskar Indian National Congress Mahabir Prosad Indian National Congress[4]
1957 Kansari Halder Communist Party of India
Purnendu Sekhar Naskar Indian National Congress Kamal Basu Communist Party of India[5]
1962 Sudhansu Bhusan Das Indian National Congress Kamal Basu Communist Party of India[6]
1967 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sudhansu Bhusan Das Indian National Congress[7]
1971 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Amar Prosad Bandopadhyay Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Biren Mahanti Indian National Congress[9]
1980 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) A K M Ishaque Indian National Congress[10]
1984 Amal Datta Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sudhendu Mundle Indian National Congress[12]
1989 Amal Datta Communist Party of India (Marxist) Maya Ghosh Indian National Congress[13]
1991 Amal Datta Communist Party of India (Marxist) Maya Ghosh Indian National Congress[14]
1996 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Amjad Ali Sardar Indian National Congress[15]
1998 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar All India Trinamool Congress[16]
1999 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Amjad Ali Sardar All India Trinamool Congress[17]
2004 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Saugata Roy All India Trinamool Congress[18]

See also

References

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