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Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: TMC's Mahua Moitra secures victory against BJP's Amrita

Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: TMC's Mahua Moitra is desperately seeking a chance to re-enter Parliament after the cash-for-query scandal. She has maintained a small lead against BJP's Amrita Roy. CPM's SM Sadi is also competing in Krishnanagar. Who will win?

Edited By: Aveek Banerjee @AveekABanerjee Krishnanagar Updated on: June 04, 2024 23:54 IST
Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: Mahua Moitra
Image Source : INDIA TV Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: Mahua Moitra (TMC) vs Amrita Roy (BJP) vs SM Sadi (CPM)

Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: Krishnanagar is one of the most crucial battlegrounds in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, and there is only one reason: Mahua Moitra. Krishnanagar, a GENERAL category seat, comprises seven Assembly constituencies - Tehatta, Palashipara, Kaliganj, Nakashipara, Chapra, Krishnanagar Uttar and Krishnanagar Dakshin in the Nadia district. Mahua Moitra, who left the Lok Sabha in disgrace after her involvement in a cash-for-query scandal, will be looking to regain her lost glory by trumping the candidates from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist). She has a decent lead over BJP's Amrita Roy so far.

 

Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Key candidates and parties

The Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency has been historically a stronghold of the Communist Party, with the BJP winning only once in 1999. The Trinamool Congress has won the seat for the last three consecutive times. Despite being a part of the INDI Alliance, TMC decided to contest on all 42 seats alone. The Mamata Banerjee-led party gave Moitra another chance to enter the Parliament after her controversial disqualification last year when BJP MP Nishikant Dubey accused her of asking targeted questions in exchange for gifts.

Moitra is up against BJP's Amrita Roy, who is known as the 'Rajmata' (Queen Mother) of the Krishnanagar seat. Roy is a direct descendant of the 18th-century King of Bengal, Raja Krishna Chandra Dev, and is known as the ‘Rajmata of the Rajbari’ (Queen Mother of the royal palace) in Krishnanagar. She joined the BJP and made her debut in the Lok Sabha elections by challenging Moitra. Meanwhile, the CPM, which is also a member of the opposition INDIA bloc, has fielded SM Saadi, making the contest triangular on the seat.

Krishnanagar 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.

Krishnanagar 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, Krishnanagar witnessed a voter turnout of 80.65 per cent, according to the Election Commission of India.

Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Date of results

The results of the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Elections will be declared on June 4.

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

In the 2019 elections, Mahua Moitra was given a ticket to replace sitting two-time MP Tapas Paul. She defeated BJP's Kalyan Chaubey with a margin of with a margin of 63,218 votes. Moitra got 6,14,872 votes with a vote share of 44.99 per cent, while Chaubey got 5,51,654 votes (40.37 per cent). CPM candidate Shantanu Jha stood third with 1,20,222 votes (8.80 per cent) in the constituency

In the 2014 elections, TMC's Tapas Paul won the seat for the second consecutive time. He was polled 4,38,789 votes with a vote share of 35.14 per cent. CPM candidate Shantanu Jha got 3,67,534 votes (29.43 per cent) and was the runner-up. Paul defeated Jha by a margin of 71,255 votes. 

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