In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Ketugram assembly constituency had given the CPM Bolpur candidate Ram Chandra Dome a lead over his rivals. Trinamool Congress is plagued by factionalism in the constituency which has long been a bastion of the CPM. The coming 2016 assembly election to Ketugram is all set to witness close fight between CPM and TMC. CPM is having a slight edge whereas BJP will play catch up. Congress is a stray factor in the constituency.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|ABUL KADAR SYED||CPM||80712|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||4414|
|M. H. MUNSI (KACHI MUNSI)||SUCI(C)||2391|
Ketugram assembly seat is currently held by its sitting MLA Sheikh Shahnawaz who won the seat on behalf of TMC in 2011 by defeating his nearest CPM rival Syed Abdul Kader by just 1599 votes. In that election while Sheikh Shahnawaz polled 77323 votes, received 75724 votes and was followed by BJP’s Debobrato Bose who managed to secure 11,051 votes.
Barring 1972, CPM had won all the elections to the Ketugram seat from 1969 to 2006.
Ketugram, which was a reserved seat for scheduled castes before 2011, is one of the twenty-five assembly constituencies located in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal. However, the seat is a one of the seven assembly segments that make for Bolpur Lok Sabha constituency
Ketugram assembly constituency is formed by areas covered by blocks of Ketugram- 1 and Ketugram – 2 as well as Srikhanda and Koshigram gram panchayats of Katwa- 1 block
In the 2011 assembly poll to Ketugram, there was a total electorate of 198029. Out of the total electors, 104400 were males and 93629 were females.
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