Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1957-present
Reservation Reserved for SC
Current MP Renuka Sinha
Party AITC
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,613,417[1]
Assembly Constituencies Mathabhanga (SC)
Coochbehar Uttar
Coochbehar Dakshin
Sitalkuchi (SC)
Sitai (SC)
Dinhata
Natabari

Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Cooch Behar in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 1 Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Cooch Behar district. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 1 Coochbehar, reserved for Scheduled castes (SC), is composed of the following segments from 2009:[2]

The area under the Mathabhanga subdivision of the Cooch Behar district will constitute the assembly constituencies of Mathabhanga and Sitalkuchi, whereas the area under the Dinhata subdivision will form the constituencies of Dinahata and Sitai.[2] The area under Cooch Behar Sadar subdivision will form Cooch Behar Uttar, Cooch Behar Dakshin and Natabari constituencies, though Natabari will contain gram panchayats from Tufanganj subdivision also.[2]

Members of the Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 North Bengal Upendranath Barman Indian National Congress[3]
Birendranath Katham Indian National Congress
Amiya Kanta Basu Indian National Congress
Second 1957-62 Cooch Behar Santosh Banerjee Indian National Congress[4]
Upendranath Barman Indian National Congress
1958-62 Nalini Ranjan Ghosh Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 Debendranath Karjee Forward Bloc[5]
Fourth 1967-71 Benoy Krishna Daschoudhury Indian National Congress[6]
Fifth 1971-77 Benoy Krishna Daschoudhury Indian National Congress[7]
Sixth 1977-80 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc[8]
Seventh 1980-84 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc[9]
Eighth 1984-89 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc[10]
Ninth 1989-91 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc[11]
Tenth 1991-96 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc[12]
Eleventh 1996-98 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc[13]
Twelfth 1998-99 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc[14]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc[15]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Hiten Barman Forward Bloc[16]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Nripendra Nath Roy Forward Bloc[17]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Renuka Sinha Trinamool Congress[18]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Coochbehar[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Renuka Sinha 526,499 39.51 -2.14
Forward Bloc Dipak Kumar Roy 439,392 32.98 -11.68
BJP Hemchandra Burman 217,653 16.34 +10.51
INC Keshab Chandra Roy 74,540 5.59 +5.59
BSP Girindra Nath Barman 15,683 1.78
Independent Bangshi Badan Barman 13,205 0.99
RJSP Kamal Krishna Bairagi 7,125 0.53
SUCI(C) Nripen Karjee 6,742 0.51
RPI(A) Harekrishna Sarkar 5,796 0.44
WPI Pijush Barman 5,137 0.39
Independent Hitendra Das 5,059 0.38
Amra Bangalee Dalendra Nath Ray 4,169 0.31
None of the above None of the above 11,409 0.86
Majority 87,107 6.54%
Turnout 1,332,409[1] 82.58
AITMC gain from Forward Bloc 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[edit]

General Election, 2009: Cooch Behar[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Forward Bloc Nripendra Nath Roy 500,677 44.66
AITMC Arghya Roy Pradhan 466,928 41.65
BJP Bhabendra Nath Barman 65,325 5.83
Independent Bangshi Badan Barman 37,226 3.32
BSP Niranjan Barman 22,925 2.04
Independent Hitendra Das 11,374 1.01
AMB Dalendra Roy 6,486 0.58
Independent Nubash Barman 3,737 0.33
RPI Harekrishna Sarkar 3,405 0.30
Independent Krishna Kanta Barman 2,960 0.26
Turnout 1,121,043 84.35
Forward Bloc hold 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 1957-2004[edit]

In 1951, Upendra Nath Barman, Birendra Nath Katham and Amiya Kanta Basu, all of Congress, won the North Bengal seat.[3]The winners and runners-up from Cooch Behar for subsequent elections are shown below. In a (by-election) in 1958[21]Nalini Ranjan Ghosh of Indian National Congress won.

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1957 Santosh Banerjee Indian National Congress
Upendranath Barman Indian National Congress Shibendra Kumar Bhattacharya Forward Bloc[4]
1962 Debendranath Karjee Forward Bloc Upendra Nath Barman Indian National Congress[5]
1967 BKD Chowdhury Forward Bloc PC Barman Indian National Congress[6]
1972 Benoy Krishna Das Chowdhury Indian National Congress Nagendra Nath Roy CPI(M)[7]
1977 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc Benoy Krishna Daschowdhury Indian National Congress[8]
1980 Amar Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc Ambika Charan Roy Indian National Congress (I)[9]
1984 Amar Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc Prasenjit Barman Indian National Congress[10]
1989 Amar Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc Sabita Roy Indian National Congress[11]
1991 Amar Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc Sabita Roy Indian National Congress[12]
1996 Amar Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc Sabita Roy Indian National Congress[13]
1998 Amar Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc Gobinda Roy Forward Bloc (Socialist)[14]
1999 Amar Roy Pradhan Forward Bloc Ambika Charan Ray All India Trinamool Congress[15]
2004 Hiten Barman All India Forward Bloc Girindra Nath Barman All India Trinamool Congress[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  19. ^ Election Commission of India. Notification 16042014
  20. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results". Election Commission of India, General Elections, 2009 (15th Lok Sabha) Section - West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Bengal Congress MP, MLA". West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee. 

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