It would be a bipolar fight between the Congress and the CPM in the forthcoming assembly election to Khargram assembly seat in 2016. Congressís biggest asset is its organizational strength created by West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury. Khargram has traditionally been a bastion of the CPM which has won all the elections to the seat since 1977 except in 2011.
TMC and BJP will contest to increase their vote share. It was Khargram assembly constituency from where Congress candidate took a decisive 10,000-plus lead to win the Jangipur Lok Sabha seat in 2012 bye-election. His overall margin was only 2,500.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|MADHAB CHANDRA MARJIT||AITC||55740|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||1870|
|SADHAN KUMAR MARJIT||CPI(ML)(L)||885|
Asish Marjit is the sitting Congress MLA of Khargram which he wrested from the CPM by defeating its nominee Goutam Mondal by 8970 votes in 2011. While 74093 votes were received by the victor, the runner-up secured 65123 votes and was followed by BJPís Harekrishna Konai who got 4,049 votes and forfeited his deposit.
One of the twenty two assembly segments located in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal, Khargram shares its border with Birbhum district and is composed of Khargram block, and Kalyanpur I and Kalyanpur II gram panchayats of Burwan block.
Reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled castes, Khargram is one of the seven assembly segments that fall under the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency. In the last assembly election to Khargram, a total electorate of 172961 were eligible to vote. Out of the total voters, 89926 were males and 83035 were females.
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