The Barasat Parliamentary Constituency is one of West Bengal's 42 Lok Sabha constituencies which came into being in 1957 and has 1,226,654 voters. The Barasat Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 17) consists of 1,226,654 number of electorates in totality, of these 640,075 are males and 586,579 are females as the Election commission of India 2009 data suggests. It comprises of seven legislative assembly segments. Barasat is the district headquarters of the North 24 Parganas and it has a total area of over 12 sq km. The Sealdah Station is located 22 km from here and the River Ganges is 15 km away.
As per the 2011 census data, the total population residing in the town of Barasat is over 283,400 of which 143,732 are males and 139,711 are females. About 17% of the population is under the age of six and the sex ratio is 972 females per 1000 males. The population density is roughly over 2,200 people per sq km. With an average literacy rate of 90.42%, the male and female literacy rates are 93.14% and 87.62% respectively. Bengali is the official language here while English is also widely spoken in the area. Many schools, both public and private, are located here as well several colleges. Trade of rice, potatoes, cotton and coconuts play a vital part of the economic setup of the city. The National Highways NH-34 and NH-35 pass through the district.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Barasat Parliamentary Constituency.The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Barasat 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 Barasat constituency is Dr. Kakali Ghoshdostidar of AITC.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||Winner/Currentr MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||17||Barasat||GEN||Dr. Kakali Ghoshdostidar||F||AITC||525387||Dr. Mortoza Hossain||M||AIFB||352246|
|2009||17||Barasat||GEN||Dastidar, Dr. (Smt.) Kakoli Ghosh||F||AITC||522530||Sudin Chattopadhyay||M||AIFB||399629|
|2004||13||Barasat||GEN||Subrata Bose||M||AIFB||520384||Dr. Ranjit Kumar Panja||M||AITC||508224|
|1999||13||Barasat||GEN||Dr.Ranjit Kumar Panja||M||AITC||518520||Saral Deb||M||FBL||421620|
|1998||13||Barasat||GEN||Dr Ranjit Kumar Panja||M||WBTC||499181||Chitra Ghosh||M||FBL||432474|
|1996||13||Barasat||GEN||Chitta Basu||M||FBL||484474||Ranjit Kumar Panja||M||INC||449127|
|1991||13||Barasat||GEN||Chitta Basu||M||FBL||382896||Ashok Krishna Dutt||M||INC||338475|
|1989||13||Barasat||GEN||Chitta Basu||M||FBL||448543||Tarun Kanti Ghosh||M||INC||393174|
|1984||13||Barasat||GEN||Tarun Kanti Ghosh||M||INC||343184||Chitta Basu||M||FBL||330572|
|1980||13||Barasat||GEN||Chitta Basu||M||FBL||297758||Harasit Ghosh||M||INC(I)||203838|
|1977||13||Barasat||GEN||Chitta Basu||M||FBL||203694||Ranen Sen||M||CPI||87900|
|1971||12||Barasat||GEN||Ranendra Nath Sen||M||CPI||111806||Hemanta Gangopadhyay||M||CPM||102567|
|1967||12||Barasat||GEN||R. N. Sen||M||CPI||143883||A. C. Guha||M||INC||111312|
|1962||10||Barasat||GEN||Arun Chandra Guha||M||INC||188398||Bhowani Sankar Sengupta||M||CPI||141595|
|1957||27||Barasat||GEN||Arun Chandra Guha||M||INC||139783||Bhowani Sankar Sen Gupta||M||CPI||133742|
*PC = Parliamentary Constituency
Facts about current sitting MP of Barasat Constituency
|Name of MP||Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar|
|Nature of Membership||Elected|
|Term||18-May-14 to In office|
|Political Party||All India Trinamool Congress|
|Educational Qualification||Professional Post Graduate|
|Activities of Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Private member bills passed||0|
Note : (Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 May 2015.)
List of Assembly Constituencies in Barasat Parliamentary ConstituencyThe table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Barasat parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Habra||Ashokenagar||Rajarhat New Town|
Last Updated on February 24, 2015