Chopra (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Chopra
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Chopra is located in West Bengal
Chopra
Chopra
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°24′N 88°18′E / 26.400°N 88.300°E / 26.400; 88.300Coordinates: 26°24′N 88°18′E / 26.400°N 88.300°E / 26.400; 88.300
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Constituency No 28
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Electorate (year) 167,108 (2011)

Chopra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 28 Chopra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Chopra community development block and Kamalagaon Sujali gram panchayat of Islampur community development block.[1]

Chopra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 4 Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1957 Chopra Mohd. Afaque Choudhury Indian National Congress[2]
1962 Mohd. Afaque Choudhury Indian National Congress[3]
1967 A.Choudhury Indian National Congress [4]
1969 Abdul Karim Chowdhury Indian National Congress[5]
1971 Abdul Karim Chowdhury Indian National Congress[6]
1972 Abdul Karim Chowdhury Indian National Congress[7]
1977 Mohammad Bacha Munshi Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1982 Mohammad Bacha Munshi Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1987 Mahamuddin Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1991 Mahamuddin Communist Party of India (Marxist) [11]
1996 Mahamuddin Communist Party of india (Marxist)[12]
2001 Hamidul Rahman Independent[13]
2006 Anwarul Haque Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
2011 Hamidul Rahman Independent[15]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Hamidul Rahman (Independent) defeated his nearest rival Anwarul Haque of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Chopra [15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hamidul Rahman 64,289 44.62 -0.78
CPI(M) Anwarul Haque 57,719 40.06 -10.90
AITMC Sekh Jalaluddin 6,944 4.82
BJP Ashim Chandra Barman 5,793 3.48
Independent Ruhidas Urao 5,377
Independent Safiya Khatun 2,178
BSP Joydeb Biswas 178
Majority 6,570 4.56
Turnout 1,44,084 86.22

Hamidul Rahman, contesting as an independent candidate, was a rebel Congress candidate from Chopra. He was suspended from the party but the Raiganj MP, Deepa Dasmunsi, campaigned for him.[17]Of the 18 Congress rebels who fought the 2011 assembly elections, Hamidul Rahaman was the only one to win.[18]

.# Change figure based on his own vote percentage as a Congress candidate in 2006.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar Dinajpur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Indian National Congress 3 Increase2
Trinamool Congress 2 Increase2
Independent/ Rebel Congress 1 Increase1
Forward Bloc 2 Decrease0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease2
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 2 (See template talk page for details)


1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[14] Anwarul Haque of CPI(M) won the Chopra assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Hamidul Rahman of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Hamidul Rahaman, Independent, defeated Akbar Ali of CPI(M) in 2001.[13] Mahamuddin of CPI(M) defeated Hamidul Rahman of Congress in 1996,[12] Choudhury Md. Manjur Afaque of Congress in 1991[11] and Shiekh Jalaluddin Ahmad of Congress in 1987.[10] Mahammad Bacha Munshi of CPI(M) defeated Sheikh Jalauddin of Congress in 1982[9] and Narayan Chandra Sinha, Independent in 1977.[8][19]

1957-1972[edit]

Abdul Karim Chowdhury of NDF/ Congress won in 1972,[7] 1971[6] and 1969.[5] A. Choudhry of Congress won in 1967.[4] Mohd. Afaque Choudhury of Congress won the seat in 1962[3] and 1957.[2] Prior to that the constituency did not exist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Comission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 july 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Chopra. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "Deepa backs rebels under Sonia nose - MP pleads for Congress ‘soldiers’". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 16 April 2011. 2011-04-16. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ Ghosh, Barun (2011-05-14). "Rebels flattened but give pinpricks". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 14 May 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "27 - Chopra Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.