A bastion of Congress leader Gyan Singh Sohanpal who has won nine times from the seat, Kharagpur Sadar is with the party since 1982. Trinamool Congress did not field its candidate in 2011 because it was in alliance with the Congress to which the seat was allotted. The BJP had secured lead from this assembly segment in 2014 Lok Sabha elections riding on the Modi wave which is now over. In the 2015 civic election to Kharagpur municipality, a party of the Kharagpur Sadar assembly constituency, while the Congress and TMC were tied with 11 seats each, the BJP and the Left won in six and seven seats in each respectively. In all likelihood Kharagpur Sadar will be closely contested assembly seat in the forthcoming 2016 assembly polls.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|DILIP KUMAR GHOSH||BJP||Won
|GYAN SINGH SOHANPAL||INC||55137|
|TEWARY RAMA PRASAD||AITC||34086|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2392|
|SK ASGAR ALI||BSP||1058|
|MATA PRASAD GUPTA||IND||959|
Currently represented in the state legislative assembly by the Congress MLA Gyan Singh Sohanpal, Kharagpur Sadar had elected him in 2011 seventh time in a row when he defeated his nearest CPM rival Anil Kumar Das by a huge margin of 32369 votes in a bipolar fight.
Located in the Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, Kharagpur Sadar assembly constituency is formed by areas covered by Kharagpur municipality and Kharagpur Railway Settlement of Kharagpur-1 block.
Kharagpur Sadar is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary constituency of Medinipur. Egra, Dantan, Narayangarh, Keshiary, Kharagpur and Medinipur are other six assembly constituencies within the Medinipur Lok Sabha seat.
In the 2011 assembly election to Kharagpur Sadar, 195162 electors were eligible to votes in. Of them, 100036 were male voters and 95126 were women.
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