Balurghat West Bengal Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Balurghat Lok sabha Contituency Details, Political News, West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates, Balurghat Parliamentary Constituency details 2014, Balurghat MP Issues

 

Balurghat West Bengal Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Balurghat Lok sabha Contituency Details, Political News, West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates, Balurghat Parliamentary Constituency details 2014, Balurghat MP Issues

About Balurghat:

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.

Assembly Segments:

Names of Assembly Constituencies

Itahar

Kushmandi (SC)

Kumarganj

Balurghat

Tapan (ST)

Gangarampur (SC)

Harirampur

 
 

 

About Balurghat:

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. 

A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Prasanta Kumar Majumdar

Age

72

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Revolutionary Socialist Party

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Post Graduate

Performance in the 15th Lok Sabha

Debates participated

138

Private member bills passed

2

Questions asked

468

Attendance

76%