The coming 2016 election to Kharagpur is equally poised for both Trinamool Congress and the CPM which had been a dominant force in this constituency. It can be safely said that it would not be a cakewalk for either of the two. The BJP can only hope for retaining the vote share which the party got in 2014 riding the Modi wave. Congress is on a sticky wicket. Hence it is in need of an alliance with Left.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SK SAJAHAN ALI||CPM||66531|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2461|
|MANIK CHANDRA PORIA||SUCI(C)||2402|
Kharagpur is presently held by CPM whose candidate Nazmul Haque emerged victorious from in 2011 by defeating his nearest TMC rival Bilkis Khanam by a simple margin of 2504 votes in a bipolar contest. While 70178 votes were polled by Nazmul Haque, the TMC nominee received 67674 votes. All the other five contestants lost their deposits. BJP’s Prabir Kumar Sahu was relegated to the fourth place with just 3637 votes.
Nazmul Haque is one of the 59 Muslim MLAs who were elected to the West Bengal legislative assembly in 2011. Earlier he had won the Kharagpur Rural assembly seat in 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006.
Kharagpur block is covered by the Kharagpur assembly constituency which also contains the gram panchayats of Panchkhuri I, Panchkhuri II, Banpura, Shiromoni and Pathra under the Midnapore Sadar block.
Located in the Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, Kharagpur is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary constituency of Medinipur. Egra, Dantan, Narayangarh, Keshiary, Kharagpur Sadar and Medinipur are other six assembly constituencies within the Medinipur Lok Sabha seat.
Of a total number of 195162 electors eligible to cast their votes in the 2011 assembly election to Kharagpur, there were 100036 males and 95126 females.
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