Murshidabad Lok Sabha Constituency: Candidates For 2019 LS Poll


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