West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Asansol Uttar profile: TMC's Moloy Ghatak won seat in past two elections

The Asansol Uttar Assembly constituency lies in the Paschim Bardhaman district

FP Research April 03, 2021 15:54:12 IST pollpedia
West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Asansol Uttar profile: TMC's Moloy Ghatak won seat in past two elections

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The Asansol Uttar Assembly constituency lies in the Paschim Bardhaman district. It is a part of the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency.

In 2016, Asansol Uttar had a total of 2,49,511 registered electors.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout for the constituency of Asansol Uttar in the 2016 Assembly election was 73.61 percent.

Past election results and winners

In the 2016 Assembly election, Moloy Ghatak of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) won the Asansol Uttar Assembly constituency. He won 84,715 votes, as against 60,818 votes won by his main rival Nirmal Karmakar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

In the 2011 Assembly election, Moloy Ghatak of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) won the Asansol Uttar seat by defeating Ranu Roychowdhury of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Elections for the West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases, up from seven last time, beginning with polling for 30 seats on 27 March. The second phase of West Bengal's assembly elections has been scheduled for 1 April and will cover 30 constituencies, followed by the third phase on 6 April for 31 seats, the fourth on 10 April for 44 constituencies, the fifth on 17 April for 45 seats, sixth for 43 seats on 22 April, seventh phase on 26 April for 36 seats and last and eighth phase on 29 April for 35 seats.

The results of the election will be declared on 2 May.

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