West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Purulia profile: Sudip Mukherjee won seat in 2016, switched to BJP

Purulia will go to polls on 27 March. The results of the election will be declared on 2 May.

FP Research March 25, 2021 22:15:59 IST pollpedia
West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Purulia profile: Sudip Mukherjee won seat in 2016, switched to BJP

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Purulia Assembly Election 2021: The Purulia constituency 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 2,27,703 registered electors.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout in the 2016 Assembly election was 80.26 percent.

Past election results and winners

In 2011, TMC's KP Singh Deo trounced CPM's Kaushik Mazumdar by 26,487 votes. In the 2016 election, Congress candidate Sudip Kumar Mukherjee defeated TMC's Dibyajyoti Prasad Singh Deo by a slim margin of 4,911 votes. Mukherjee recently joined the BJP.

In the 2021 polls, Congress has fielded Partha Pratim Banerjee while the BJP has nominated Mukherjee from the seat. The ruling Trinamool Congress has fielded Sujoy Banerjee from here.

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.

Purulia will go to polls on 27 March. The results of the election will be declared on 2 May.

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