Hooghly Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 28
Total electors: 16,30,042 (2014 estimates)
Male electors: 8,36,584
Female electors: 7,93,458
Assembly constituencies: Singur, Chandannagar, Chunchura, Balagarh (SC), Pandua, Saptagram, Dhanekhali (SC)
Delimitation: Yes. In 2008.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Rupchand Pal of the Communist Party of India (CPM) represented the constituency in the Lok Sabha from 1989 to 2009. Since 2009, Ratna De of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is the sitting MP.
Demographics: Known for being the epicentre of the Singur protests, Hooghly is part of the industrial-agriculture belt in the state. In Hooghly, Muslims constitute at least 15 percent of the population, while tribal groups like Mundas and Santhals are approximately 5 percent of the population.
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Updated Date: May 24, 2019 16:54:47 IST