Trinamool Congress has consolidated its position in the Deganga assembly constituency and is well placed. The party Lok Sabha candidate from Barasat Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar had taken a huge lead over her nearest Left Front rival Mortaza Hossain from the Deganga assembly segment in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Though the BJP has some pockets of influence in the constituency, the main contest in the coming assembly election will be between TMC and Left Front.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Md. Hasanoor Jaman Chowdhury||AIFB||71422|
|Tarun Kanti Ghosh||BJP||12074|
|Baki Billah Karikar||BSP||4247|
|Ajoy Sadhu Khan||SUCI(C)||1754|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||1589|
Deganga assembly constituency is currently represented by TMC’s Mohammad Nuruzzaman who won the seat in 2011 by defeating the sitting Forward Bloc MLA Mortaza Hossain by a margin of 17300 votes. In that election while 78395 votes were polled by Nuruzzaman, Mortaza Hossain, who unsuccessfully contested the Barasat Lok Sabha seat in 2014, received 61,095 votes and was followed by BJP’s Tarun Kanti Ghosh who secured 11,606 votes.
Earlier Mortoza Hossain had emerged victorious from Deganga in 2006.
Located the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Deganga is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the Barasat parliamentary constituency. Other six assembly segments in the Barasat parliamentary constituency are Ashonagar, Rajarhat New Town, Bidhannagar, Madhyamgram and Barasat.
The Muslim dominated Deganga is formed by the areas covered by Kadambagachhi and Katra gram panchayats of Barasat-1 block as well as Berachampa I, Amulia, Berachampa II, Chakla, Hadipur Jhikra I, Chaurasi, Kalsur, Nur Nagar and Sohai-Shwetpur gram panchayats of Deganga block.
In the 2011 assembly poll to Deganga, there was a total electorate of 175793. Out of the total electors, 93421 were males and 82372 were females.
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