Bharatpur is a stronghold of Murshidabad strongman Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury who happens to be current president of the West Bengal unit of the Congress. The seat is a bastion of Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) which has been winning it since 1977. However, after the 2011 assembly elections, a large number of CPM supporters switched allegiance to Trinamool Congress which is trying to establish hegemony in the area.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|KAMALESH CHATTERJEE (GOPAL)||INC||Won
|KHADEM A DASTEGIR (KHADU)||AITC||48772|
|Iman Kalyan Mukherje||BJP||10064|
Bharatpur is currently held by RSP's Id Mohammad who won it for fifth straight term in 2011 by defeating his nearest rival Daliya Begum of Congress by just 1929 votes in a direct contest. While 70658 votes were polled in favour of Id Mohammad, Daliya Begum, who was handpicked by Adhir Chowdhury, received 68729 votes and was followed by Independent candidate Somnath Goswami who got 3,711 votes.
Id Mohammad had won the Bharatpur seat in 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006.
Flood-prone Bharatpur is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the Behrampore parliamentary seat, currently being represented by Adhir Chowdhury.
One of the twenty two assembly constituencies located in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal, Bharatpur is composed of Bharatpur-2 block, and Amlai, Alugram, Bharatpur, Talgram and Sijgram gram panchayats of Bharatpur-1 block.
Of a total number of 181614 voters eligible to exercise their franchise in the 2011 assembly election to Bharatpur, there were 94503 males and 87111 females.
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