Cooch Behar Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Cooch Behar Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Cooch Behar Dakshin is located in West Bengal
Cooch Behar Dakshin
Cooch Behar Dakshin
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°19′27″N 89°27′07″E / 26.32417°N 89.45194°E / 26.32417; 89.45194Coordinates: 26°19′27″N 89°27′07″E / 26.32417°N 89.45194°E / 26.32417; 89.45194
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Constituency No 4
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 1 Cooch Behar (SC)
Electorate (year) 182,448 (2011)

Cooch Behar Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 4 Cooch Behar Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Cooch Behar municipality and Chandamari, Chilkirhat, Falimari, Ghughumari, Haribhanga, Moyamari, Patchhara, Putimari Fuleswari and Sutkabari gram panchayats of Cooch Behar I community development block.[1]

Cooch Behar Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 1 Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Cooch Behar Maziruddin Ahmed Indian National Congress[2]
Jatindra Nath Singha Sarkar Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Maziruddin Ahmed Indian National Congress[3]
Satish Chandra Roy Singha Indian National Congress[3]
1962 Cooch Behar North Sunil Dasgupta Forward Bloc [4]
Cooch Behar South Sunil Basunia Forward Bloc[4]
1967 Cooch Behar North M.R.Tar Indian National Congress[5]
Cooch Behar South Santosh Kumar Roy Indian National Congress[5]
Cooch Behar West Prasenjit Barman Indian National Congress[5]
1969 Cooch Behar North Bimal Kanti Basu Forward Bloc[6]
Cooch Behar South Santosh Kumar Roy Indian National Congress[6]
Cooch Behar West Prasenjit Barman Indian National Congress[6]
1971 Cooch Behar North Sunil Kar Indian National Congress[7]
Cooch Behar South Santosh Kumar Roy Indian National Congress[7]
Cooch Behar West Rajani Das Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Cooch Behar North Sunil Kar Indian National Congress[8]
Cooch Behar South Santosh Kumar Roy Indian National Congress[8]
Cooch Behar West Rajani Das Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Cooch Behar North Aparajita Goppi Forward Bloc[9]
Cooch Behar West Bimal Kanti Basu Forward Bloc[9]
1982 Cooch Behar North Aparajita Goppi Forward Bloc[10]
Cooch Behar West Bimal Kanti Basu Forward Bloc[10]
1987 Cooch Behar North Aparajita Goppi Forward Bloc[11]
Cooch Behar West Bimal Kanti Basu Forward Bloc[11]
1991 Cooch Behar North Bimal Kanti Basu Forward Bloc[12]
Cooch Behar West Soumindra Chandra Das Forward Bloc[12]
1996 Cooch Behar North Mihir Goswami Indian National Congress[13]
Cooch Behar West Soumindra Chandra Das Forward Bloc[13]
2001 Cooch Behar North Dipak Chandra Sarkar Forward Bloc[14]
Cooch Behar West Akshay Thakur Forward Bloc[14]
2006 Cooch Behar North Dipak Chandra Sarkar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Cooch Behar West Akshay Thakur Forward Bloc[15]
2011 Cooch Behar Dakshin Akshay Thakur Forward Bloc[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Akshay Thakur of AIFB defeated his nearest rival Adbul Jalil Ahmed of Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Cooch Behar Dakshin constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Forward Bloc Akshay Thakur 72,028 47.04 -4.03
AITMC Abdul Jalil Ahmed 69,165 45.17 +11.29
BJP Gayetri Kar 6,419 4.19
Independent Sanat Sen 2,207
Independent Shyamal Chandra Barman 1,277
Independent Prahlad Chandra Datta 745
Independent Krishna Kanta Barman 685
People's Democratic Conference of India Chanchal Sarkar 589
Turnout 153,115 83.92
Forward Bloc hold Swing -15.32
e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Cooch Behar district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 4 Increase3
Indian National Congress 1 Increase0
Forward bloc 4 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease4


1977 – 2006: Cooch Behar North constituency[edit]

Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In the 2006[15] and 2001[14] state assembly elections Dipak Chandra Sarkar of Forward Bloc defeated Mihir Goswami of Trinamool Congress. Mihir Goswami representing Congress had defeated Aparajita Goppi of Forward Bloc in 1996.[13] Bimal Kanti Basu of Forward Bloc defeated Mihir Goswami of Congress in 1991.[12] Aparajita Goppi of Forward Bloc defeated Mihir Goswami of Congress in 1987,[11] Sunil Kar of Congress in 1982[10] and Bimal Chandra Dhar of Congress in 1977.[9][18]

1977 – 2006: Cooch Behar West constituency[edit]

In the 2006[15] and 2001[14] state assembly elections, Akshay Thakur of Forward Bloc won the Cooch Behar West seat defeating Abdul Jalil Ahmed and Soumendra Chandra Das (both of Trinamool Congress) respectively. Soumindra Chandra Das of Forward Bloc defeated Abdul Jalil Ahmed representing Congress in 1996[13] and Ramkrishna Pal of Congress in 1991.[12] Bimal Kanti Basu of Forward Bloc defeated Shyamal Choudhury of Congress in 1987[11] and 1982,[10] and Maqsudar Rahman of Congress in 1977.[9][19]

1962-1972: Cooch Behar North, South and West constituencies[edit]

Sunil Kar of Congress won the Cooch Behar North in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Bimal Kanti Basu of Forward Bloc won it in 1969.[6] M.R.Tar of Congress won it in 1967.[5] Sunil Dasgupta of Forward Bloc won it in 1962.[4] Santosh Kumar Roy of Congress won the Cooch Behar South seat in 1972,[8] 1971,[7] 1969[6] and 1967.[5] Sunil Basunia of Forward Bloc won the seat in 1962.[4] Rajani Das of Congress won the Cooch Behar West seat in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Prasenjit Barman of Congress won it in 1969[6] and 1967.[5] The seat was not there prior to 1967.

1951 & 1957: Cooch Behar constituency[edit]

Cooch Behar was a joint seat in 1957.[3] It was won by Maziruddin Ahmed and Satish Chandra Roy Singha (both of Congress). In independent India’s first election in 1951,[2] Maziruddin Ahmed and Jatindra Nath Singha Sarkar (both of Congress) won the Cooch Behar joint seat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Cooch Behar Dakshin. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "4 - Cooch Behar North Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  19. ^ "5 - Cooch Behar West Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.