West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Khargram (SC) profile: Congress MLA Ashis Marjit won from seat in last two polls

Khargram is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes

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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Khargram (SC) profile: Congress MLA Ashis Marjit won from seat in last two polls

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Khargram is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal. It falls under the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 2,04,103 registered voters.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout in Khargram in the previous Assembly election was 79.36 percent.

Past election results and winners

In the 2016 Assembly polls, Ashis Marjit of the Indian National Congress party was elected to power after securing 88,913 votes as against 55,740 votes won by Madhab Chandra Marjit of the All India Trinamool Congress party. He was defeated by a margin 33,173 votes.

In 2011 as well, Congress retained the seat. Ashis Marjit was fielded against Goutam Mondal of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) party and was declared the winner upon securing 74,093 votes. Mondal became the runner up and lost the electoral battle by a margin of 8,970 votes or 6.08 percent.

On 26 February, the Election Commission announced the schedule for Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, West Bengal and Puducherry.

The voting will begin on 27 March, with Bengal having the maximum eight phases continuing till 29 April, the poll body had said.

The election will be held to elect a total of 294 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The state is held by the AITC with an absolute majority, with Mamata Banerjee on her second consecutive term as chief minister. The ruling party is fighting a pitched battle with archrival BJP, while the Congress-led alliance is also a key player in the fray.

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