Murshidabad Lok Sabha Constituency: Candidates For 2019 LS Poll

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Both Congress and Left front would be hoping to do well in Murshidabad as it was one of the two seats which lead to the collapse of their seat-sharing talks in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections.

CPM had nominated incumbent MP Badruddoza Khan from this seat but Congress which won the seat in 2009 and 2004 believed that it has a better chance of winning which lead to the talks imploding. Congress has fielded Abu Hena, who is a former MLA and state minister. CPM won the seat narrowly in 2014 defeating Congress by around 28 thousand votes. In 2016 assembly elections, both parties contested together and they had a lead of over 2 lakh votes here. Since then though, both parties have lost their support base considerably and TMC swept the panchayat polls here. In many places opposition couldn’t even give candidates.

Voting – 23 April, 2019
Micro Observer:  230 people
Video camera: 94
CCTV: 195
WebCasting: 303
Total – 822
Total voters: 14,81,645
Male: 7, 57, 936
Female: 7, 23, 695
Third gender: 23

Total number of candidates are 11
Significant candidates are
Congress – Abu Hena
BJP – Humayun Kabir
Grassroots – Abu Taher Khan
CPM – Badruddoza Khan