Kolkata Uttar: BJP fights to unseat two-time MP from Trinamool

LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY ROUND-UP: KOLKATA UTTAR

Kolkata Uttar sees a BJP trying to make inroads in a seat won twice by TMC. Pic: Sudipta Mallick ( CC BY:SA 2.0)

Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following assembly constituencies: Chowranghee, Entally, Beleghata, Jorasanko, Shyampukur, Maniktala, Kashipur and Belgachhia. The constituency came into being after a delimitation exercise in 2008. The two Lok Sabha elections contested since have seen candidates of the Trinamool Congress (AITC) emerge as the victor.

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A total of 21 candidates are contesting from various political parties and as independents from Kolkata Uttar parliamentary constituency.

According to the CEO, West Bengal, the constituency has a total voter strength of 14,43,818 — 794275 male, 649528 female and 15 of other gender.

Note – Map for representation purpose | Source – http://datameet.org

2014 Lok Sabha Elections

Incumbent MP: Sudip Bandopadhyay (AITC)

Name of candidate Party Votes secured Vote share 

(over total votes polled)

Sudip Bandyopadhyay Trinamool Congress 343,687 35.95%
Rahul Sinha BJP 247461 24.88%
Rupa Bagchi CPM 196053 20.5%
NOTA

Source: ECI

Know your candidates

  • Sudip Bandyopadhyay (AITC)

Pic: Facebook

Sudip Bandyopadhyay is the incumbent MP from Kolkata Uttar. He had served as MP for two consecutive terms, having been been elected in both 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Prior to being elected to the Lok Sabha he has served as MLA for four terms. He has served as the leader of the Trinamool Congress in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.

The detailed affidavit filed by him can be viewed here.

Pending criminal cases: Two

  • 1 charge related to Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property (IPC Section-420)
  • 1 charge related to Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent (IPC Section-409)
  • 1 charge related to Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees (IPC Section-427)
  • 1 charge related to Punishment of criminal conspiracy (IPC Section-120B)
  • 1 charge related to Punishment for Rioting (IPC Section-147)
  • 1 charge related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object (IPC Section-149)

Financial details of candidate

Movable assets (Rs) 1,70,69,489(self) + 47,75,854 (spouse)
Immovable assets (Rs)  1,88,53,288 (self) + 2,04,77,724 (spouse)
Liabilities  NIL
  • Kaninika Bose (CPIM)
Pic: Facebook

Kaninika Bose (Ghosh) has been fielded by the CPI(M) as its candidate from Kolkata Uttar. Prior to her entry into active politics she worked as a teacher of political science at Beliaghata Deshbandhu Girls’ High School. She has been known to be sensitive to the cause of the LGBTQI community, having held many interactions with members.

The detailed affidavit filed by her can be viewed here.  

  • Age: 50
  • Education: MA (Political Science)
  • Profession: School Teacher
  • Phone: 9831798325 ; 9474782434 (Whatsapp)
  • Email: kaninika.jyotibose@gmail.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaninika.boseghosh

Pending criminal cases: One

  • 1 charge related to Being member of an unlawful assembly (IPC Section-143)
  • 1 charge related to Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation (IPC Section-283)

Financial details of the candidate

Movable assets (Rs)  13,18,625(self) + 9,65,150 (spouse)
Immovable assets (Rs)  51,00,000 (spouse)
Liabilities (Rs) 12,00,000 (spouse)
  • Rahul (Biswajit) Sinha (BJP)    
Pic: Facebook

Rahul Sinha contested from the Kolkata Uttar constituency in the 2014 elections as well, finishing second behind the Trinamool Congress. He served as the President of the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party between 2009-2015 and helped establish the presence of the party at the grassroots. He currently serves as the National Secretary of the BJP.

The detailed affidavit filed by him can be found here.

Pending criminal cases: Seven

  • 3 charges related to Attempt to murder (IPC Section-307)
  • 2 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty (IPC Section-332)
  • 2 charges related to voluntarily causing grievous hurt (IPC Section-325)
  • 2 charges related to Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means (IPC Section-326)
  • 2 charges related to Mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a land- mark fixed by public authority Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage to amount of one hundred or (in case of agricultural produce) ten rupees (IPC Section-435)
  • 2 charges related to theft (IPC Section-379)
  • 1 charges related to Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC Section-354)
  • 1 charge related to Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty (IPC Section-333)
  • 1 charge related to Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony (IPC Section-153A)
  • 1 charge related to Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration (IPC Section-153B)
  • 1 charge related to criminal intimidation (IPC Section-506)
  • 4 charges related to Rioting, armed with deadly weapon (IPC Section-148)
  • 4 charges related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object (IPC Section-149)
  • 4 charges related to Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (IPC Section-353)
  • 3 charges related to Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees (IPC Section-427)
  • 2 charges related to Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation (IPC Section-283)
  • 2 charges related to Punishment for Rioting (IPC Section-147)
  • 2 charges related to Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions (IPC Section-186)
  • 1 charge related to voluntarily causing hurt (IPC Section-323)
  • 1 charge related to criminal trespass (IPC Section-447)
  • 1 charge related to Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly (IPC Section-157)
  • 1 charge related to Being hired to take part in an unlawful assembly or riot (IPC Section-158)
  • 1 charge related to Punishment of criminal conspiracy (IPC Section-120B)
  • 1 charge related to Being member of an unlawful assembly (IPC Section-143)
  • 1 charge related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (IPC Section-188)              

Financial details of the candidate

Movable assets (Rs) 61,76,557(self) + 91,07,093(spouse)
Immovable assets (Rs)  11,65, 200 (self) + 80, 72,031 (spouse)
Liabilities (Rs) 40, 57, 496 (spouse)
  • Syed Shahid Imam (INC)    
Pic: Facebook

Syed Imam is the INC candidate from Kolkata Uttar. He is a well known lawyer in the city. This is his first foray into electoral politics.                                                                           

The detailed affidavit filed by him can be viewed here.

  • Age: 57
  • Education: Graduate (LLB)
  • Profession: Legal Practice
  • Phone: 9830113294 ; 03323205227
  • Email: imamshahid1@gmail.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ssimamofficial/
  • Twitter: @syedimaminc

Pending criminal cases: None

Financial details of the candidate

Movable assets (Rs) 7,37,309(self) + 2,70,30,013.07(spouse)
Immovable assets (Rs) Nil(self) + 4,41,00,000(spouse)
Liabilities Nil

List of other candidates contesting from Kolkata Uttar

Candidate Name Party
OMPRAKASH PRAJAPATI

Class 12, 37, Share Trader,

Bahujan Samaj Party
BIJNAN KUMAR BERA

M.B.B.S., 59, Medical Practitioner

Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist)
JOYDEB DAS

8th Pass, 31, Business

Bharateeya Manavadhikar party
MANAS MAJUMDER

B.Sc., 39, Service

Shivsena
MANMOHAN GARODIA

B.Com., 56, Business

Rashtriya Ahinsa Manch
  MD IMTIAZ KHAN

  10th, 45, Business

Bharat Prabhat Party
MIR TIPU SULTAN ALI

9th, 51, Business

Party for Democratic Socialism
NARESH KR SINGH

10th, 58, Nil

Jan Sangh Party
RATHINDRA NATH ROY

10th, 52, Self-employed

Purvanchal Janta Party (Secular)
RINKU GUPTA

Fashion Designer, 44, Business

Pyramid Party of India
SUBHASH VERMA

6th, 44, Service

Jan Sangharsh Virat Party
ANUJIT KUMAR NAN

B.Sc., 53, Business Partner

Independent
DEBJIT ROY CHOWDHURY

B.Com., 52, Business

  Independent
  KALIPADA JANA

8th, 63, Retired

Independent
PANNA LAL SHAW

8th, 56, Business

Independent
SUMANTA BHOWMICK

Class twelve, 58, Business

Independent
UTPAL BISWAS

B.A., 44, Private Service

Independent