Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1957-present
Reservation None
Current MP S.S. Ahluwalia
Party BJP
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,437,126[1]
Assembly Constituencies Kalimpong
Darjeeling
Kurseong
Matigara-Naxalbari (SC)
Siliguri
Phansidewa (ST)
Chopra

Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Darjeeling in West Bengal. While six assembly segments are in Darjeeling district, one assembly segment is in Uttar Dinajpur district.

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 4 Darjeeling is composed of the following segments from 2009:[2]

  • Kurseong (assembly constituency no. 24)
  • Siliguri (assembly constituency no. 26)
  • Chopra (assembly constituency no. 28)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Second 1957-62 Darjeeling Theodore Manaen Indian National Congress[3]
Third 1962-67 Theodore Manaen Indian National Congress [4]
Fourth 1967-71 M.Basu Independent[5]
Fifth 1971-77 Ratanlal Brahmin Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
Sixth 1977-80 Krishna Bahadur Chhetri Indian National Congress[7]
Seventh 1980-84 Ananda Pathak Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Eighth 1984-89 Ananda Pathak Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Ninth 1989-91 Inderjeet Gorkha National Liberation Front[10]
Tenth 1991-96 Inderjeet Indian National Congress [11]
Eleventh 1996-98 R.B.Rai Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Twelfth 1998-99 Ananda Pathak Communist Party of India (Marxist) [13]
Thirteenth 1999-04 S.P.Lepcha Communist Party of India (Marist)[14]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Dawa Narbula Indian National Congress[15]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Jaswant Singh Bharatiya Janata Party[16]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent S.S. Ahluwalia Bharatiya Janata Party[17]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Darjeeling[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP S.S. Ahluwalia 4,88,257 42.75 -8.75
AITMC Bhai Chung Bhutia 2,91,018 25.48 +25.48
CPI(M) Saman Pathak 1,67,186 14.64 -10.65
INC Sujoy Ghatak 90,076 7.89 -11.54
Independent Mahendra P. Lama 55,767 4.88
Independent Rabindra Roy Basunia 6,100 0.53
BSP Kakali Majumdar 6,040 0.53
Independent Arun Kumar Agarwal 5,449 0.48
SUCI(C) Goutam Bhattacharya 3,993 0.35
RJP Sunil Pandit 3,043 0.27
Gorkha Rashtriya Congress Nima Lama 2,906 0.25
BMP Lalit Singha 2,100 0.18
Amra Bangalee Niranjan Saha 2,029 0.18
None of the Above None of the Above 18,045 1.58 ---
Majority 1,97,239 17.27 -8.94
Turnout 11,42,009[1] 80.70
BJP 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[edit]

General Election, 2009: Darjeeling[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Jaswant Singh 4,97,649 51.50 +38.67
CPI(M) Jibesh Sarkar 2,44,360 25.29 -7.99
INC Dawa Narbula 1,87,809 19.43 -25.27
Independent Ram Ganesh Baraik 13,236 1.37 +1.37
BSP Haridas Thakur 5,083 0.53 -0.68
Independent Nitu Jai 4,786 0.50 +0.50
CPI(ML) Liberation Abhijit Majumdar 3,818 0.40 0
Amra Bangali Niranjan Saha 3,717 0.38 0
Independent Arun Kumar Agarwal 3,229 0.34 0
IPFB Baidyanath Roy 2,686 0.28 0
Majority 2,53,289 26.21 +14.79
Turnout 9,66,371 79.51 +8.40
BJP gain from INC 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 1957-2014[edit]

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
1957 769,330 41.67 Theodore Manaen 43.27 Indian National Congress Ratanlall Brahmin 35.63 Communist Party of India[3]
1962 197,796 46.97 Theodore Manaen 35.03 Indian National Congress Ratan Lal Brahman 30.57 Communist Party of India[4]
1967 258,528 58.39 M.Basu 39.27 Independent Theodore Manaen 38.54 Indian National Congress[5]
1971 268.931 53.54 Ratanlall Brahman 33.19 Communist Party of India (Marxist) G.S.Gurung 28.36 IGL[6]
1977 2,72,140 43.35 Krishna Bahadur Chhetri 41.81 INC(I) Ratanlal Brahmin 34.75 CPI(M)[7]
1980 419.40 56.66 Ananda Pathak 45.75 CPI(M) Krishna Bahadur Chhetri 41.27 INC(I)[8]
1984 5,61,740 68.13 Ananda Pathak 41.96 CPI(M) Dawa Narbula 41.71 INC[9]
1989 7,88,360 74.26 Inderjeet 56.49 GNLF Ananda Pathak 37.65 CPI(M)[10]
1991 7,62,890 69.59 Inderjeet 48.07 INC Ananda Pathak 41.04 CPI (M)[11]
1996 8,43,300 69.52 R.B.Rai 45.91 CPI (M) Krishna Bahadur Chhetri 36.00 INC[12]
1998 6,41,280 51.78 Ananda Pathak 44.75 CPI (M) Prasanta Nandy 25.21 INC[13]
1999 5,90,020 46.21 S.P.Lepcha 44.24 CPI (M) Nar Bahadur Khatiwara 24.96 INC[14]
2004 8,88,320 71.11 Dawa Narbula 44.70 INC Moni Thapa 33.28 CPI(M)[15]
2009 9,66,371 79.51 Jaswant Singh 51.50 BJP Jibesh Sarkar 25.29 CPI(M)[16]
2014 11,42,009 80.70 SS Ahluwalia 42.75 BJP Baichung Bhutia 25.48 AITMC[17]

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. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  18. ^ Election Commission of India. Notification 16042014 ENG

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