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Baharampur Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: Yusuf Pathan creates major upset, defeats Adhir Ranjan

Baharampur Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: TMC's surprise pick and former cricketer Yusuf Pathan created a major upset by defeating five-time Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Baharampur by over 85,000 votes. Notably, Chowdhury had won the seat five consecutive times since 1999.

Edited By: Aveek Banerjee @AveekABanerjee Baharampur Updated on: June 04, 2024 21:05 IST
Baharampur Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: Adhir Ranjan
Image Source : INDIA TV Baharampur Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Congress) vs Yusuf Pathan (TMC) vs Nirmal Kumar Saha (BJP)

Baharampur Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: Trinamool's surprise candidate Yusuf Pathan stunned the Congress in West Bengal by defeating five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on his home turf by 85,022 votes. The former cricketer polled 5,24,516 votes with a vote share of 37.88 per cent, while Chowdhury garnered 4,39,494 votes with a share of 31.74 per cent. BJP's Nirmal Kumar Saha came third with 3,71,885 votes (26.86 per cent).

Baharampur is one of the most crucial battlegrounds in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, and the counting of votes here is currently underway. Being the seventh largest city in the state, Baharampur comprises seven assembly segments -- Burwan, Kandi, Bharatpur, Rejinagar, Beldanga, Baharampur and Naoda. It is a GENERAL category seat and is a significant commercial and administrative hub of Bengal. Once strongly allied with the Left, this seat has become a Congress stronghold. 

 

Baharampur Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Key candidates and parties

Baharampur witnessed a three-way tiff between the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress. The Baharampur Lok Sabha constituency was once dominated by the Left Front's partner - the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), but has emerged as a Congress stronghold in more than the last two decades. Congress stalwart Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has won every election since 1999 and has been fielded once again from Baharampur, but his winning streak came to an end at the hands of Pathan.

Despite Chowdhury being a strong leader in Baharampur, the TMC surprised everyone by picking former cricketer Yusuf Pathan in the Lok Sabha race from the constituency. Pathan was fielded by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to find a popular celebrity face among Muslims, as Baharampur has a Muslim-majority population. Pathan's selection prompted criticism from the BJP and Congress for sending 'outsiders'. Meanwhile, the BJP has fielded Dr Nirmal Kumar Saha, a surgeon, whose father has had longstanding ties with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

Baharampur Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Date of polls

The constituency went to Lok Sabha polls in the fourth phase of the general elections on May 13.

Baharampur Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Voter turnout

West Bengal saw a voter turnout of 80.22 per cent in the fourth phase. Out of the eight constituencies in that phase, Baharampur witnessed a voter turnout of 77.54 per cent, according to the Election Commission of India.

Baharampur Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Date of results

The results of the Baharampur Lok Sabha Elections were declared on June 4.

Baharampur Lok Sabha Elections 2024: What happened in 2019 and 2014?

In the 2019 elections, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury won the Baharampur constituency by securing 591,106 votes. He defeated TMC candidate Apurba Sarkar with a margin of 80,696 votes. BJP's Krishna Juardar managed to secure 143,038 votes in the contest.

In the 2014 elections, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury won the seat by securing 583,549 votes. He defeated Trinamool's Indranil Sen by a massive margin of 356,567 votes. RSP's Pramothes Mukherjee came third with 225,699 votes in the constituency.

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