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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Durgapur Paschim profile: Congress’ Bishwanath Parial won seat in 2016

The voter turnout for the constituency of Durgapur Paschim in the 2016 Assembly election was 81.29 percent

File image of voters queuing up outside a polling booth. PTI

The Durgapur Paschim Assembly constituency lies in the Paschim Bardhaman district. It is a part of the Bardhaman-Durgapur Lok Sabha constituency.

In 2016, Durgapur Paschim had a total of 2,45,268 registered electors.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout for the constituency of Durgapur Paschim in the 2016 Assembly election was 81.29 percent.

Past election results and winners

In the 2016 Assembly election, Bishwanath Parial of the Indian National Congress (INC) won the Durgapur Paschim Assembly constituency. He won 108,533 votes, as against 63,709 votes won by his main rival Apurba Mukherjee of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).

In the 2011 Assembly election, Apurba Mukherjee of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) won the Durgapur Paschim seat by defeating Biprendu Kumar Chakraborty of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Elections for the West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases, up from seven last time, beginning with polling for 30 seats on 27 March. The second phase of West Bengal’s assembly elections has been scheduled for 1 April and will cover 30 constituencies, followed by the third phase on 6 April for 31 seats, the fourth on 10 April for 44 constituencies, the fifth on 17 April for 45 seats, sixth for 43 seats on 22 April, seventh phase on 26 April for 36 seats and last and eighth phase on 29 April for 35 seats.

The results of the election will be declared on 2 May.

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