West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Sabang profile: TMC's Gita Rani Bhunia won seat in 2017 bypoll

The Sabang constituency lies in the Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal. It is part of the Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency.

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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Sabang profile: TMC's Gita Rani Bhunia won seat in 2017 bypoll

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The Sabang constituency lies in the Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal. It is part of the Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency.

In 2016, the constituency had a total of 2,41,645 registered electors.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout in the 2016 Assembly election was 88.72 percent.

Past election results and winners

In 2011, Congress candidate Manas Ranjan Bhunia defeated CPM's Rampada Sahoo by 13,184 votes. In the 2016 election, Congress' Bhunia retained the seat by defeating TMC's Nirmal Ghosh by 49,167 votes.

Bhunia was elected to the Rajya Sabha after switching over to the TMC, thus necessitating a bypoll in the constituency. In the 2017 by-election, Bhunia's wife and TMC candidate Gita Rani got over half of the votes polled and won 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.

Sabang will go polls on 1 April.

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

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