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Balurghat Lok Sabha Elections and Results 2014


One of the 42 parliamentary constituencies of the state of West Bengal, Balurghat city represents Dakshin Dinajpur district of the State. 1,010,224 is the total electorate count in the Balurghat Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 6). Out of these 530,001 number of electorates are males and the remaining 480,223 are belong to the female category as the Election commission of India 2009 reports suggest. It was formed before the 1962 elections and has a total number of 1,010,000 voters. This constituency comprises of seven assembly segments of which six lie in Dakshin Dinajpur District and one is in Uttar Dinajpur District. Out of these segments, one is reserved for ST and one for SC categories. Prior to 2009 elections, this seat was reserved for SC category.

The city of Balurghat is the headquarters of the Dakshin Dinajpur District and it is located on the banks of River Atreyee which runs through the city. It is very near to the Bangladesh border and is at a distance of 80 km from Eklakhi and around 430 km away from the Kolkata. It stands at an average elevation of 25 m and covers an area of over 363 sq km. The total population is over 164,000 with a child population of about 10,500. The sex ratio is around 990 females for every 1000 males. The average literacy rate of Balurghat is around 91% and it is home to various colleges and schools. Balurghat is considered to be the trading hub of North West Bengal and it deals in rice, jute, oil seeds and sugarcane trade.

List of winner/current and runner up MPs Balurghat Parliamentary Constituency.

The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Balurghat parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Balurghat constituency is Shri Arpita Ghosh of AITC.

Year PC No. PC Name Category winner/current MPGenderPartyVoteRunner Up MPGenderPartyVote
20146BalurghatGENArpita GhoshFAITC409641Bimalendu Sarkar (Bimal)MRSP302677
20096BalurghatGENMajumdar,Shri Prasanta Kumar MRSP388444Biplab MitraMAITC383339
20046Balurghat(SC)Ranen BarmanMRSP415298Manomohan RayMBJP344152
19996Balurghat(SC)Barman RanenMRSP375669Subhash Ch. BarmanMBJP312748
19986Balurghat(SC)Ranen BarmanMRSP428710Nani Gopal RoyMWBTC256535
19966Balurghat(SC)Barman RanenMRSP440283Satyendra Nath RoyMINC296576
19916Balurghat(SC)Palas BarmanMRSP353159Rasendra Nath BarmanMINC267078
19896Balurghat(SC)Palas BarmanMRSP388103Satyendra Nath RoyMINC354577
19846Balurghat(SC)Palas BarmanMRSP317141Satyendra Nath RayMINC294924
19806Balurghat(SC)Barman PalasMRSP284766Ranajit SarkarMINC(I)204438
19776Balurghat(SC)Palas BarmanMRSP206112Rasendra Nath BurmanMINC151549
19715Balurghat(SC)Rasendra Nath BarmanMINC159896Pijush Kanti DasMCPM74618
19675Balurghat(SC)J.N.PramanikMINC130379D. P. Kanti MCPM106930
19625Balurghat(ST)Sarkar MurmuMCPI137290Shelku MardiMINC127470


*PC = Parliamentary Constituency

Facts about current sitting MP of Balurghat Constituency

Name of MP Ms. Arpita Ghosh
Age 52
Nature of Membership Elected
Term May, 2014 to In office
Political Party All India Trinamool Congress
Gender Female
Educational Qualification B.Sc.
Activities of Ms. Arpita Ghosh in 16th Lok Sabha
Debates participated 19
Private member bills passed 1
Questions asked 26
Attendance N/A

Note:Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.



List of Assembly Constituencies in Balurghat Parliamentary Constituency

The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Balurghat parliamentary constituency.

Names of Assembly Constituencies
ItaharKushmandi (SC)Kumarganj
Balurghat Tapan (ST)Gangarampur (SC)
Harirampur 

Last Updated on February 24, 2015



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