17. Barasat is a Lok Sabha / Parliamentary constituency in South East Bengal region of West Bengal in East India. This semi-urban general constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 18.46% and a Scheduled Tribe population of 1.48%. The estimated literacy level of Barasat is 85.79%. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, there were a total of eligible electors and the voter turnout was calculated at %. The seat went to the polls on Phase 7 on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Kakali Ghoshdostidar of TMC won in this seat by defeating the AIFB candidate by a margin of 1,73,141 votes which was 13.64% of the total votes polled in the constituency. TMC had a vote share of 41.39% in 2014 in the seat. There were a total of 12 contestants in 2014.
In 2009, Kakali Ghosh Dastidar of TMC emerged victorious in this seat by defeating the AIFB candidate by a margin of 1,22,901 votes which was 11.98% of the total votes polled. TMC had a vote share of 50.94% in 2019, in the constituency. There were 8 contestants in 2009.
The voter turnout in the 2014 Parliamentary polls in the seat was 83.96% and in 2009, the constituency registered 83.62% turnout during polling.
As of December 2018, the Member of Parliament from Barasat was: Kakali Ghoshdostidar (TMC) . The 2019 Lok Sabha election results are scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019.
According to the 2014 electoral rolls, the electorate included 7,74,305 men, 7,38,463 women and 24 voters of the third gender.
Refer to the live updating results tables for the latest Barasat Lok Sabha results.
The geographic coordinates of Barasat is: 22.7176 88.489
Constituency and state name in other Indian languages: बारासात, पश्चिम बंगाल (Hindi); বারাসত, পশ্চিমবঙ্গ (Bengali); बारासात, पश्चिम बंगाल (Marathi); બરાસ્ત, પશ્ચિમ બંગાળ (Gujarati); பாராசத், உத்தரப்பிரதேசம் (Tamil); బారాసాత్, పశ్చిమ బెంగాల్ (Telugu); ಬರಾಸತ್, ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಬಂಗಾಳ (Kannada); ബരാസത്, വെസ്റ്റ് ബംഗാൾ (Malayalam).
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