Medinipur Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:
Medinipur is situated in Jangalmahal region, a contagious tribal belt in West Bengal. Tribal population, estimated to be around 15 percent, can be crucial for political parties in this constituency.
Medinipur Lok Sabha Constituency
Parliamentary Constituency - 34
Total Electors: 1,499,673 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 770,363
Female Electors: 729,310
Assembly Constituencies: Egra, Dantan, Keshiary (ST), Kharagpur Sadar, Narayangarh, Kharagpur, Medinipur
Delimitation: Yes. After delimitation, Egra Vidhan Sabha segment was transferred to Medinipur.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Former home minister Indrajit Gupta was the most prominent MP from this constituency. After his death in 2001, Prabodh Panda continued to represent the constituency till 2014, when he lost to Sandhya Roy of the Trinamool Cogress (TMC).
Demographics: Medinipur, which comprises large parts of the Paschim Midnapore district, is situated in Jangalmahal region, a contagious tribal belt in West Bengal. Tribal population, estimated to be around 15 percent, can be crucial for political parties in this constituency.
Supriyo, along with Snehasis Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmik, Udayan Guha and Pradip Majumdar were sworn in as cabinet ministers at Raj Bhavan by Governor La Ganesan
The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has had a tepid response to the arrest of minister Partha Chatterjee in the school recruitment scam case. There have been no protests in his support and the chief minister has only said that 'if anyone is found guilty, they should be punished'
TMC leader Partha Banerjee and his associate Arpita Mukherjee were arrested on 23 July for a school jobs scam and around Rs 50 crore in cash with jewellery and foreign currency were seized from Banerjee's home