If the alliance between Triamool Congress and Congress does not take place which is a distinct possibility, the Left Front may stand to gain in Murarai assembly constituency where Congress has been a dominant force. A division of votes between TMC and Congress resulted in the election of Forward Block candidate in a bye-poll in 2013. In all probability, there would be quadrangular contest in the coming 2016 assembly elections.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Abdur Rahaman (Liton)||AITC||Won
|Ali Mortuza Khan||INC||94381|
Dipak Chatterjee of Forward Bloc is the sitting MLA of Murarai which he won in 2013 in a bye-poll to the seat by defeating his nearest rival Abdur Rahaman of Congress by a margin of 7746 votes. While 66,876 votes were received by Dipak Chatterjee, the Congress nominee got 47,595 votes and was closely followed by TMC candidate Biplab Kumar Ojha who managed to secure 47,041 votes. Anil Singha who entered the fray as a BJP nominee was relegated to the fourth place with 12,219 votes. the bye-election was necessitated due to the election of then sitting Congress MLA Abhijit Mukherjee to the Lok Sabha from Jangipur parliamentary constituency.
Abhijit Mukherjee, son of Pranab Mukherjee, was elected from Murarai in 2011 by defeating Dipak Chatterjee who had emerged victorious from the seat in 2001.
One of the eleven assembly constituencies located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, Murarai is one of the seven assembly segments in Birbhum parliamentary constituency. Murarai-1 block will be covered by the Murarai assembly constituency, which will also contain the gram panchayats of Kushmore I, Kushmore II and Rudranagar under the Murarai- 2 block.
Murarai, where 30% of the electorate comprises Muslims, had total electors of 176584 in 2011, out of whom 92381 were male voters and 84203 were female voters.
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