West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Para (SC) profile: TMC's Umapada Bauri won seat in 2016
In 2011, Umapada contested on a Congress ticket and defeated CPM's Dipak Bauri by a mere 586 votes.
The Para Assembly constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes and lies in the Purulia district of West Bengal. It is part of the Purulia Lok Sabha constituency.
In 2016, the constituency had a total of 2,16,322 registered electors.
Voter turnout in previous election
The voter turnout in the 2016 Assembly election was 82.15 percent.
Past election results and winners
In 2011, Congress' Umapada Bauri defeated CPM's Dipak Bauri by a mere 586 votes. In 2016, Umapada, then with the TMC, trounced Dinanath Bauri by 13878 votes and retained the seat.
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, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said while announcing the poll schedule.
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, Arora said.
Polling for the Para Assembly constituency will take place on 27 March, during the first phase of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election.
A total of 30 seats are undergoing polling in the first phase.
These seats are spread across tribal-dominated Purulia, Bankura, Jhargram, Purba Medinipur (Part 1) and Paschim Medinipur (Part 1) districts which were once considered the citadel of the Left.
Campaigning for the first phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections came to an end at 5 pm on 25 March.
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