Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:
The Assembly segments that once made up parts of Kolkata Uttar constituency are known to have a sizeable population of Muslims, who can swing the election in anyone’s favour.
Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 24
Total electors: 14,33,985 (2014 estimates)
Male electors: 7,97,437
Female electors: 6,36,548
Assembly Constituencies: Chowringhee, Entally, Beleghata, Jorasanko, Shyampukur, Maniktala, Kashipur Belgachhia
Delimitation: Yes. The constituency came into existence after the merger of Kolkata North East and Kolkata North West constituencies.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Sudip Bandopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has been representing the constituency since 2009.
Demographics: The Assembly segments that once made up parts of North East constituency are known to have a sizeable population of Muslims, who can swing the election in anyone’s favour.
Banerjee, who unsuccessfully fought the Bengal Assembly polls on BJP ticket, described his meeting with the TMC general secretary as a 'courtesy visit'
Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been at odds with the state government, claimed the police has been "engaged as an extension of ruling dispensation to let loose vindictiveness on political opponents"
The 60-year-old woman alleged that she was gang-raped in front of her six-year-old grandson by supporters of the state's ‘ruling political party’