Khardaha municipality, which constitutes 60% of the constituency, belongs to TMC which had won the municipal body in 2011. Though Trinamool Congress enjoys an edge in Khardaha assembly constituency, the CPM is not far behind. Both the winner and the runner-up of 2011 have been fielded once again by their respective parties for the coming 2016 assembly elections. It would be a bipolar contest.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|ASIM KUMAR DASGUPTA||CPM||62488|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||3169|
|PARITOSH SENGUPTA (BHOLA)||PDS||1322|
Khardaha has been electing West Bengal finance minister for some 28 years. Before the current Finance minister, Amit Mitra, who was elected from the seat in 2011, Asim Dasgupta, former Finance minister in the Left Front government, had represented the seat from 1987 to 2011.
In 2011 Amit Mitra had won the Khardaha assembly seat on behalf of the Trinamool Congress by defeating Asim Dasgupta by 26154 votes. While Mitra polled 83,608 votes, Asim received 57,454votes
Asim Dasgupta had unsuccessfully contested the Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat in 2014. In 2015 he had also lost the municipal election to the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation.
Located in the North-24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Khardaha assembly constituency is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary seat of Dum Dum. Other six assembly constituencies are Dum Dum Uttar, Panihati, Kamarhati, Baranagar, Dum Dum and Rajarhat Gopalpur.
The semi-urban constituency is formed by areas covered by Ward Nos.15, 18 to 21 and 35 of Panihati municipality, Khardahaa municipality and Bandipur, Bilkanda I, Bilkanda II and Patulia gram panchayats of Barrackpore -2 block. Khardaha is dotted with several industrial units.
According to latest figures reveled by the Election Commission of India, Khardahaa constituency has a total of 1,69,661 electors. Of theme 88,820 are males, 80,841 are females
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