Goalpokhar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Goalpokhar
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Goalpokhar is located in West Bengal
Goalpokhar
Goalpokhar
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°05′N 88°08′E / 26.083°N 88.133°E / 26.083; 88.133Coordinates: 26°05′N 88°08′E / 26.083°N 88.133°E / 26.083; 88.133
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Constituency No 30
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 5. Raiganj
Electorate (year) 170,158 (2011)

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

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 30 Goalpokhar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Goalpokhar I community development block.[1]

Goalpokhar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 5 Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

1957 Goalpokhar Muzaffar Hussain Indian National Congress[2]
1962 Mohammad Hayat Ali Praja Socialist Party[3]
1967 Mohammad Salimuddin Praja Socialist Party[4]
1969 Mohammad Salimuddin Praja Socialist Party[5]
1971 Sheikh Sharafat Hussain Indian National Congress[6]
1972 Sheikh Sharafat Husain Indian National Congress[7]
1977 Md. Ramjan Ali All India Forward Bloc[8]
1982 Md. Ramjan Ali All india Forward Bloc [9]
1987 Md. Ramjan Ali All India Forward Bloc[10]
1991 Md. Ramjan Ali All India Forward Bloc [11]
1996 Hafiz Alam Sairani All India Forward Bloc[12]
2001 Hafiz Alam Sairani All India Forward Bloc[13]
2006 Deepa Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[14]
2009 Bye election Ali Imran Ramz All india Forward Bloc[15]
2011 Md. Ghulam Rabbani Indian National Congress[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 elections, Md. Ghulam Rabbani of Congress defeated his nearest rival Saifur Rahman of AIFB.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Goalpokhar constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Md. Ghulam Rabbani 61,313 49.05 -2.02#
Forward Bloc Saifur Rahman 47,900 38.32 -4.89#
BJP Shaukat Ali 6,956 5.57
BSP Kamaruzzama 4,592 3.67
SUCI(C) Dulal Rajbanshi 2,264
Independent Niva Sarkar (Das) 1,970
Turnout 124,995 73.46
INC gain from Forward Bloc Swing 2.87#

.# Swing calculated on Congress and Forward Bloc vote percentages in 2006 and 2011, as adequate data not available for intervening bye-election.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar Dinajpur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Indian National Congress 3 Increase2
Trinamool Congress 2 Increase2
Independent/ Rebel Congress 1 Increase1
Forward Bloc 2 Decrease0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease2
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 2 (See template talk page for details)


1977-2009[edit]

In the by election in 2009 caused by the election of the sitting MLA, Deepa Dasmunshi of Congress to the Lok Sabha from Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency), the Goalpokhar assembly seat was won by Ali Imran Ramz of Forward Bloc.[15][18] Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Deepa Dasmunshi of Congress defeated Hafiz Alam Sairani of Forward Bloc in the 2006 state assembly elections.[14] Hafiz Alam Sairani of Forward Bloc defeated Deepa Dasmunshi of Congress in 2001,[13] and Md Mustafa of Congress in 1996.[12] Md Ramjan Ali of Forward Bloc defeated Nizamuddin Ahamed of Congress in 1991[11] and 1987,[10] Puranmal Chand Maheswari of BJP/ Independent, in 1982[9] and 1977.[8][19]

1957–1972[edit]

Sheikh Sharafat Hussain of Congress won in 1972[7] and 1971.[6] Mohamad Salimuddin of PSP won 1969[5] and 1967.[4] Mohammad Hayat Ali of PSP won in 1962.[3] Muzzafar Hussain of Congress won in 1957.[2] Prior to that Goalpokhar constituency was not there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Results of bye – elections to the 31 (thirty one) Assembly Constituencies and 1(one) Lok Sabha Constituency". Election Commission of India. 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. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Goalpokhar. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "West Bengal State Assembly Byelections 2009". Indian Election Affairs. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  19. ^ "29 - Goalpokhar Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.