Howrah Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 25
Total Electors: 1,505,099 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 8,02,653
Female Electors: 7,02,446
Assembly Constituencies: Bally, Howrah Uttar, Howrah Madhya, Shibpur, Howrah Dakshin, Sankrail (SC), Panchla
Delimitation: Yes. In 2008
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Swadesh Chakraborty of the CPM won the seat in 1999 and 2004 elections. In 2009 elections, he lost to Ambica Banerjee by a margin of over 20,000 votes. Since 2013, the seat is being held by Prasun Banerjee.
Demographics: The constituency covers the area of Howrah, one of the oldest and heavily crowded places in Kolkata. Interestingly, estimates suggest that at least 25 percent of the population is non-Bengali, originating from Hindi-speaking areas of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan. This is a factor which was also exploited by the BJP during last elections.
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Updated Date: May 24, 2019 16:54:09 IST