Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Darjeeling is located in West Bengal
Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 27°02′20″N 88°15′50″E / 27.03889°N 88.26389°E / 27.03889; 88.26389Coordinates: 27°02′20″N 88°15′50″E / 27.03889°N 88.26389°E / 27.03889; 88.26389
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Constituency No 23
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 4 Darjeeling
Electoral system First past the post

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

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 23 Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Darjeeling municipality, Darjeeling Pulbazar community development block and Dhootria Kalej Valley, Ghum Khasmahal, Sukhia-Simana, Rangbhang Gopaldhara, Pokhriabong I, Pokhriabong II, Pokhriabong III, Lingia Maraybong, Permaguri Tamsang, Plungdung and Rangbull gram panchayats of Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri community development block.[1]

Darjeeling (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
1951 Darjeeling Dalbahadur Singh Gahatraj Independent[2]
1957 Deo Prakash Rai Independent/Gorkha League[3]
1962 Deo Prakash Rai Gorkha League[4]
1967 Deo Prakash Rai Gorkha League[5]
1969 Deo Prakash Rai Gorkha League[6]
1971 Deo Prakash Rai Gorkha League[7]
1972 Deo Prakash Rai Gorkha League[8]
1977 Deo Prakash Rai Gorkha League[9]
1982 Dawa Lama Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1987 Dawa Lama Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 Narendra Kumai Independent[12]
1996 Nar Bahadur Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front[13]
2001 D.K.Pradhan Gorkha National Liberation Front [14]
2006 Pranay Rai Gorkha National Liberation Front [15]
2011 Trilok Dewan Gorkha Janmukti Morcha[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011, Trilok Dewan of GJM defeated his nearest rival Bim Subba of GNLF.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Darjeeling constituency[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
GJM Trilok Dewan 120532 78.50 Winner
GNLF Bim Subba 13997 9.11
ABGL Bharati Tamang 11198 7.29
CPI(M) K.B. Wattar 5353 3.48
INC Nahakul Chandra Chhetri 2463 1.60
Turnout 153543

1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[15] Pranay Rai of GNLF won the Darjeeling assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Amar Lama, Independent/ABGL. Contests in most years were multi-cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. D.K. Pradhan of GNLF defeated Sawan Rai, Independent/CPRM, in 2001.[14] Nar Bahadur Chhetri of GNLF defeated Kamala Sanskrityayan of CPI(M) in 1996.[13] Narendra Kumai, Independent, defeated J.D.S. Rai of ABGL in 1991.[12] Dawa Lama of CPI(M) defeated P.P. Rai, Independent, in 1987[11] and J.D.S. Rai in 1982.[10] Deo Prakash Rai, Independent/ABGL, defeated Sadgopal Lepcha of CPI(M) in 1977.[9][17]

1951–1972[edit]

Deo Prakash Rai of IGL/Independent won in 1972,[8] 1971,[7] 1969,[6] 1967,[5] 1962[4] and 1957.[3] In independent India’s first election in 1951,[2] Dalbahadur Singh Gahatraj, Independent, won.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of Indial. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "23 - Darjeeling Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.