Jalpaiguri (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Jalpaiguri (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1962-present
Reservation Reserved for SC
Current MP Bijoy Chandra Barman
Party AITMC
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,351,469[1]
Assembly Constituencies Mekliganj (SC)
Dhupguri (SC)
Maynaguri (SC)
Jalpaiguri (SC)
Rajganj (SC)
Dabgram-Phulbari
Mal (ST)

Jalpaiguri (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. While six assembly segments of No. 3 Jalpaiguri (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Jalpaiguri district, one assembly segment is in Cooch Behar district. The constituency is reserved for Scheduled castes (SC).

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 3 Jalpaiguri, reserved for Scheduled castes (SC), is composed of the following segments from 2009:[2]

Members of the Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Third 1962-67 Jalpaiguri Nalini Ranjan Ghosh Indian National Congress [3]
Fourth 1967-71 B.N.Katham Indian National Congress [4]
Fifth 1971-77 Tuna Oraon Indian National Congress[5]
Sixth 1977-80 Khagendra Nath Dasgupta Independent[6]
Seventh 1980-84 Subodh Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist) [7]
Eighth 1984-89 Manik Sanyal Communist Party of India (Marxist) [8]
Ninth 1989-91 Manik Sanyal Communist Party of India (Marxist) [9]
Tenth 1991-96 Jitendra Nath Das Communist Party of India (Marxist) [10]
Eleventh 1996-98 Jitendra Nath Das Communist Party of India (Marxist) [11]
Twelfth 1998-99 Minati Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Minati Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist) [13]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Minati Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Mahendra Kumar Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Bijoy Chandra Barman Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Jalpaiguri[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Bijoy Chandra Barman 494,773 38.00 +38.00
CPI(M) Mahendra Kumar Roy 425,167 32.65 -12.89
BJP Satyalal Sarkar 221,593 17.02 +7.87
INC Sukhbilas Barma 87,588 6.73 -30.24
BSP Kshitish Chandra Mandal 12,147 0.93
SUCI(C) Haribhakta Sardar 9,283 0.71
Independent Subhas Biswas 8,545 0.66
RPI Harekrishna Sarkar 7,636 0.59
RJP Haripada Barman 6,608 0.51
BMP Dilip Sarkar 4,900 0.38
RJSP Dhritiman Roy 4,501 0.35
Amra Bangalee Dhirendra Nath Roy 2,835 0.22
None of the Above None of the Above 16,541 1.27 ---
Majority 69,606 5.35 -3.22
Turnout 1,302,117[1] 85.02
Swing to AITMC from CPI(M) 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: Jalpaiguri[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Mahendra Kumar Roy 469,613 45.54
INC Sukhbilas Barma 381,242 36.97
BJP Dwipendra Nath Pramanik 94,373 9.15
NCP Dr. Dhirendra Nath Das 25,308 2.45
Independent Hari Bhakta Sardar 19,295 1.87
BSP Santi Kumar Sarkar 14,802 1.44
Independent Prithwiraj Roy 8,271 0.80
SWJP Satyen Prasad Roy 6,471 0.52
Independent Chinmay Sarkar 6,206 0.60
AMB Pabitra Moitra 5,709 0.55
Turnout 1,031,290 82.36
CPI(M) hold 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 1962-2004[edit]

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1962 Nalini Ranjan Ghosh Indian National Congress Saroj Kumar Chakraborty Revolutionary Socialist Party[3]
1967 B.N.Katham Indian National Congress A.H.Besterwitch Independent[4]
1971 Tuna Oraon Indian National Congress Birsen Kujar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
1977 Khagendra Nath Dasgupta Independent Maya Ray Indian National Congress[6]
1980 Subodh Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sriram Singh Indian National Congress (I)[7]
1984 Manik Sanyal Communist Party of India (Marxist) Arun Moitra Indian National Congress[8]
1989 Manik Sanyal Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sriram Singh Indian National Congress[9]
1991 Jitendra Nath Das Communist Party of India (Marxist) Tushar Kanti Choudhuri Indian National Congress[10]
1996 Jitendra Nath Das Communist Party of India (Marxist) Deb Prasad Roy Indian National Congress[11]
1998 Minati Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kalyan Chakraborty Trinamool Congress[12]
1999 Minati Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kalyan Chakraborty All India Trinamool Congress[13]
2004 Minati Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist) Parash Datta All India Trinamool Congress[14]

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, 1962 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 26°31′N 88°44′E / 26.52°N 88.73°E / 26.52; 88.73