Falakata (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Falakata
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Falakata is located in West Bengal
Falakata
Falakata
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.533°N 89.200°E / 26.533; 89.200Coordinates: 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.533°N 89.200°E / 26.533; 89.200
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Alipurduar
Constituency No 13
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 2 Alipurduars (ST)
Electorate (year) 189,309 (2011)

Falakata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Alipurduar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 13 Falakata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Falakata community development block and Purba Kanthalbari gram panchayat of Alipurduar I community development block.[1]

Falakata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 2 Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency) (ST).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1957 Falakata Jagadananda Roy Praja Socialist Party[2]
1962 Hiralal Singha Indian National Congress[3]
1967 Jagadananda Roy Praja Socialist Party[4]
1969 Jagadananda Roy Indian National Conress[5]
1971 Jagadananda Roy Indian National Congress[6]
1972 Jagadananda Roy Indian National Congress[7]
1977 Jogendra Nath Singha Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1982 Jogendra Nath Singha Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist) [9]
1987 Jogendra Nath Singha Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1991 Jogesh Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist) [11]
1996 Jogesh Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
2001 Jogesh Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
2006 Jogesh Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
2011 Anil Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress[15]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Anil Adhikary of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Rabindra Nath Barman of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Falakata (SC) constituency[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Anil Adhikari 77,821 47.44 +6.16
CPI(M) Rabindra Nath Barman 69,775 42.54 -8.45
BJP Hemanta Kumar Ray 9,848 6.0
Independent Paritosh Ch. Roy 3,691
Samajwadi Jan Parishad Ashok Kumar Roybir 2,891
Turnout 164,026 86.64
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 14.66
e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Jalpaiguri district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 3 Increase2
Congress 3 Increase2
GJM-backed Independent 1 Increase0
Revolutionary Socialist Party 3 Decrease1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease3


1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 state assembly elections, Jogesh Chandra Barman of CPI(M) won the Falakata assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Anil Adhikari of Trinamool Congress in 2006[14] and 2001,[13] and Gajendra Nath Barman of Congress in 1996[12] and 1991.[11] Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Jogendra Nath Singha Roy of CPI(M) defeated Lalit Mohan Roy of Congress in 1987,[10] Jogesh Chandra Ray of Congress in 1982[9] and Gajendra Nath Barman of Congress in 1977.[8][17]

1957–1972[edit]

Jagadananda Roy of Congress won the seat in 1972,[7] 1971[6] and 1969.[5] Jagadananda Roy representing PSP won the seat in 1967.[4] Hiralal Singha of Congress won in 1962.[3] Jagadananda Roy of PSP won in 1957.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Falakata. Empowering India. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "13 - Falakata (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.