West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Schedule, Phases, Seats, Key Candidates And All You Need To Know

West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Schedule, Phases, Seats, Key Candidates And All You Need To Know

Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal will be held in seven phases.

Sachin TUpdated: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 05:42 PM IST
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Kolkata: Lok Sabha Elections in West Bengal will be conducted in seven phases on 42 seats in the state. Election Commission announced the poll schedule for 2024 Lok Sabha elections on Saturday. The elections will be held from April 19 to June 1. With the announcement of poll schedule, the Model Code of Conduct also comes into force from Saturday and will remain in effect till the polling is completed.

The state has 30 seats under general category, 10 under SC and there are two SC seats. A total of 530 candidates had filed nominations for the 2019 elections and 466 candidates contested the elections.

In terms of total Lok Sabha seats, West Bengal is placed third after Uttar Pradesh (80), Maharashtra (48).

West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Schedule

West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2024
PHASE 1
Date of polling19-04-2024
Number of Constituencies3
Constituencies
1Coochbehar
2Alipurduars
3Jalpaiguri
PHASE 2
Date of polling26-04-2024
Number of Constituencies3
Constituencies
1Darjeeling
2Raiganj
3Balurghat
PHASE 3
Date of polling07-05-2024
Number of Constituencies4
Constituencies
1Maldaha Uttar
2Maldaha Dakshin
3Jangipur
4Murshidabad
PHASE 4
Date of polling13-05-2024
Number of Constituencies8
Constituencies
1Baharampur
2Krishnanagar
3Ranaghat
4Bardhaman Purba
5Bardhaman � Durgapur
6Asansol
7Bolpur
8Birbhum
PHASE 5
Date of polling20-05-2024
Number of Constituencies7
Constituencies
1Bangaon
2Barrackpur
3Howrah
4Uluberia
5Sreerampur
6Hooghly
7Arambag
PHASE 6
Date of polling25-05-2024
Number of Constituencies8
Constituencies
1Tamluk
2Kanthi
3Ghatal
4Jhargram
5Medinipur
6Purulia
7Bankura
8Bishnupur
PHASE 7
Date of polling01-06-2024
Number of Constituencies9
Constituencies
1Dum Dum
2Barasat
3Basirhat
4Jaynagar
5Mathurapur
6Diamond Harbour
7Jadavpur
8Kolkata Dakshin
9Kolkata Uttar
Counting of votesJune 4, 2024
ResultJune 4, 2024

In the 2019 elections BJP had won 18 seats while the ruling TMC won 22 seats. Congress won the remaining two seats in the state.

For 2024 elections TMC has fielded eight sitting MLAs and has dropped six of its sitting MPs. TMC also fielded three BJP MLAs who switched sides but did not resign from their assembly seat.

Key Candidates

TMC has fielded cricketer Yusuf Pathan against Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury after a bitter battle between the alliance paertners.

From the Asansol Lok Sabha seat, Trinamool Congress has fielded actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha. In 2019 Lok Sabha elections BJP candidate Babul Supriyo won the seat by 1,97,637 votes defeating Moon Moon Sen of TMC. Supriyo has since switched sides and has joined TMC. Shatrughan Sinha won the bypolls.

Opposition INDIA bloc failed to arrive at any seat sharing arrangements in the state and as a result Congress has also fielded its candidate against alliance partner TMC.

The counting of votes in the state will be taken up on June 4, 2024 and results will be declared the same day.

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