Barasat

Barasat (/ˈbɑːrəˌsʌt/; Bengali: বারাসাত Barasat) is a city in the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal India and is the district headquarters of the district North 24 Parganas. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. The town is an important railway and roadway junction. Barasat is also the name of a sub-division centering the city.

As an urban setup in the vicinity of the Kolkata, the town is within the area of Greater Kolkata. Several significant roads like National Highway 34 (Krishnanagar Road leading towards North Bengal), Jessore Road (road leading to Jessore in Bangladesh via Bongaon); road leading to Basirhat etc. cross through the town.

History

During the period of Moghuls, Ram Sundar Mitra had got the Laminar at Barasat town. Sankar Chakrabrorty, a commander of Pratapaditya, The king of Jessore (at present in Bangladesh), came to Barasat in 1600, and established himself in Barasat town. In 1700 AD Hazarat Ekdil Shah, the Muslim saint, started residing at Kazipara, Barasat. He was known as a social reformer. His tomb, located in Kazipara, is a pilgrimage place of Muslim community. Pratapaditya had made his way to Kolkata from Jessore and Sirajudoulla had made his way to Kolkata from Murshidabad via Barasat, which are later on converted into two National Highways.

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Repolling Ordered In West Bengal's Barasat, Mathurapur Day Before Counting

NDTV 03 Jun 2024
The Election Commission has ordered repolling at one polling station each in the Barasat and Mathurapur Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal on Monday, a day before the counting of votes ... ....
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Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: Repolling at Bengal's Barasat, Mathurapur Today; EC's Presser Before Results

News18 03 Jun 2024
Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE. The Election Commission will hold a press conference today regarding announcing the much-awaited Lok Sabha poll results ... ....
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Election Body Orders Repolling At Barasat, Mathurapur In West Bengal Today

NDTV 03 Jun 2024
The Election Commission has ordered repolling at one polling station each in the Barasat and Mathurapur Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal on Monday, a day before the counting of votes ... ....
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Election Commission orders repolling at Barasat, Mathurapur in West Bengal on Monday

The Economic Times 03 Jun 2024
As per the order from the poll body, repolling will be conducted at 61 ......
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Election Commission orders repolling at Barasat, Mathurapur in West Bengal on June 3

Live Mint 03 Jun 2024
The Election Commission has ordered repolling at one polling station each in the Barasat and Mathurapur Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal on Monday, a day before the counting of votes.As per the order from the poll body, repolling will be conducted at 61 Kadambagachi ......
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Barasat Lok Sabha Elections: Banking on Muslim Votes, TMC Holds Slim Edge

News18 28 May 2024
The Muslim vote is expected to head the TMC’s way lock, stock and barrel. This is, however, expected to give momentum to a reverse-polarisation among Hindus, especially the Matua community ... ....
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