Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1951-present
Reservation None
Current MP Satabdi Roy
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,495,108[1]
Assembly Constituencies Dubrajpur (SC)
Suri
Sainthia (SC)
Rampurhat
Hansan
Nalhati
Murarai

Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on the western part of Birbhum district in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 42 Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Birbhum district. The seat was reserved for scheduled castes from 1962 to 2004, but was declared a free seat from 2009 general elections.

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 42 Birbhum is composed of the following assembly segments from 2009:[2]

Prior to delimitation, Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Rajnagar (SC) (assembly constituency no. 287), Suri (assembly constituency no. 288), Mahammad Bazar (assembly constituency no. 289), Rampurhat (assembly constituency no. 291), Hansan (SC) (assembly constituency no. 292), Nalhati (assembly constituency no. 293) and Murarai (assembly constituency no. 294).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First* 1952-57 Birbhum Kamal Krshna Das Indian National Congress [4]
Anil Kumar Chanda Indian National Congress[4]
Second* 1957-62 Anil Kumar Chanda Indian National Congress[5]
Kamal Krishna Das Indian National Congress[5]
Third 1962-67 Sisir Kumar Das Indian National Congress [6]
Fourth 1967-71 Sisir Kumar Das Indian National Congress[7]
Fifth 1971-77 Gadadhar Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Sixth 1977-80 Gadadhar Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Seventh 1980-84 Gadadhar Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Eighth 1984-89 Gadadhar Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Ninth 1989-91 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Tenth 1991-96 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome Communist Party of India (Marxist) [13]
Eleventh 1996-98 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Twelfth 1998-99 Dr.Ram Chandra Dome Communist Party of India (Marxist) [15]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome Communist Party of India (Marist)[16]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Satabdi Roy All India Trinamool Congress[18]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Satabdi Roy All India Trinamool Congress[19]

.* In 1951 and 1957, Birbhum had dual seats.

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Birbhum[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Satabdi Roy 460568
CPI(M) Dr. Kamre Elahi 393305
BJP Joy Banerjee 235753
INC Syed Siraj Jimmi 132084
JMM Shibratan Sharma 7989
SP Prasanta Roy 7194
BSP Prabir Mukhopadhyay 7141
SUCI(C) Ayesha Khatun 6593
Independent Suttam Das 5448
BMP Sajal Das 2982
JD(U) Nurul Islam 2205
Turnout 1,275,819[1] 85.33
AITMC hold Swing


e • d Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: Party-wise trends in General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014
List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha


General Election, 2009: Birbhum[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Satabdi Roy 486,553
CPI(M) Braja Mukherjee 425,034
BJP Tapas Mukherjee 47,068
SP Asgar Ali 17,177
BSP Radheshyam Singh 13,388
JMM Shib Ratan Sharma 1,591
Turnout
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing
e • d Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18 31.8
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0 13.45
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17 33.1
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1 3.6
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1 3.56
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1 3.04
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1 6.14

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha
Statewise seats won and vote percentage - Lok Sabha 2009


General elections 1951-2004[edit]

In 1951 and 1957 Birbhum had dual seats. It had single seats in other years, Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1951 503,410 33.04 Arun Kumar Chanda 23.19 Congress
Kamal Krishna Das 21.80 Congress Nitya Narayan Bandopadhyay 17.94 Hindu Mahasabha[4]
1957 737,913 42.85 Kamal Krishna Das 32.49 Congress
Anil Kumar Chanda 26.80 Congress Manmatha Nath Das 22.91 Hindu Mahasabha[5]
1962 180,916 38.28 Sisir Kumar Saha 43.15 Congress Mrityunjay Manadal 24.40 Forward Bloc[6]
1967 242,686 52.04 S.K.Saha 36.27 Congress G.Bauri 22.31 Forward Bloc[7]
1971 215,720 43.86 Gadadhar Saha 39.59 CPI(M) KanaiSaha 35.47 Congress[8]
1977 288.120 52.08 Gadadhar Saha 49.00 CPI(M) Birendaban Saha 38.04 INC[9]
1980 441,810 67.18 Gadadhar Saha 51.91 CPI(M) Badal Chandra Bagdi 42.48 INC(I)[10]
1984 563,390 74.98 Gadadhar Saha 50.32 CPI(M) Badal Bagdi 47.88 INC[11]
1989 692,220 76.28 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 50.88 CPI(M) Badal Bagdi 41.77 INC[12]
1991 692,510 75.21 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 49.71 CPI(M) Subhendu Mondal 25.47 INC[13]
1996 827,370 83.18 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 50.35 CPI(M) Mamata Saha 36.48 INC[14]
1998 789,910 76.83 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 69.07 CPI(M) Dr. Madan Lal Choudhury 28.23 BJP[15]
1999 734,170 70.33 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 51.65 CPI(M) Dr. Madan Lal Choudhury 29.93 BJP[16]
2004 724, 090 70.31 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 51.42 CPI(M) Gopal Chadra Das 24.95 INC[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  4. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 23°55′00″N 87°32′00″E / 23.9167°N 87.5333°E / 23.9167; 87.5333