Kalchini (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kalchini
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kalchini is located in West Bengal
Kalchini
Kalchini
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°41′34″N 89°28′18″E / 26.69278°N 89.47167°E / 26.69278; 89.47167Coordinates: 26°41′34″N 89°28′18″E / 26.69278°N 89.47167°E / 26.69278; 89.47167
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Alipurduar
Constituency No 11
Type Reserved for ST
Lok Sabha constituency 2 Alipurduars (ST)
Electorate (year) 182,397

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

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 11 Kalchini (Vidhn Sabha constituency) (ST) covers Kalchini community development block and Majherdabri gram panchayat of Alipurduar II community development block.[1]

Kalchini (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 Kalchini Debendranath Brahma Mandal Indian National Congress[2]
Anima Hoare Indian National Congress[2]
1962 Nani Bhattacharya Revolutionary Socialist Party[3]
1967 Denis Lakra Indian National Congress[4]
1969 Denis Lakra Indian National Congress[5]
1971 Denis Lakra Indian National Congress[6]
1972 Denis Lakra Indian National Congress[7]
1977 Denis Lakra Indian National Congress[8]
1982 Manohar Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party[9]
1987 Khudiram Pahan Indian National Congress[10]
1991 Manohar Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party[11]
1996 Manohar Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party[12]
2001 Paban Kumar Lakra Indian National Congress[13]
2006 Manohar Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party[14]
2009 Bye-election Wilson Champamari GJM-supported Independent[15]
2011 Wilson Champamari GJM-supported Independent[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Wilson Chapramary (GJM supported Independent)[17] defeated his nearest rival Binay Bhushan Kerketta of RSP.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kalchini (ST) constituency[16][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent/GJM supported Wilson Champramary 46,455 30.0
RSP Binay Bhusan Kerketta 39,210 25.37
JMM Sandip Ekka 36,285 23.47
AITMC Paban Kumar Lakra 27,662 17.9
Rashtriya Deshaj Party Nabin Prakash Kerketta 2,861
BSP Bagrai Marandi 2,096
Turnout 154,569 84.74
GJM-supported Independent hold Swing
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


2009 by election[edit]

Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In the 2009 by elections caused by the election of the sitting MLA Manohar Tirkey of RSP to the Lok Sabha from Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency), Wilson Champamari, Independent candidate supported by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha defeated his nearest rival Sandip Ekka of Adivasi Vikas Parishad.[15]

1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[14] Manohar Tirkey of RSP defeated Paban Kumar Lakra of Congress. Paban Kumar Lakra of Congress defeated Manohar Tirkey of RSP in 2001.[13] Manohar Tirkey of RSP defeated Khudiram Pahan of Congress in 1996[12] and Khudiram Orao of Congress in 1991.[11] Khudiram Pahan of Congress defeated Manohar Tirkey of RSP in 1987.[10] Manohar Tirkey of RSP defeated Khudiram Pahan of Congress in 1982,[9] and Denish Lakra of Congress in 1977.[8][19]

1957-1972[edit]

Denis Lakra of Congress won in 1972,[7] 1971,[6] 1969,[5] 1967.[4] Nani Bhatacharya of RSP won in 1962[3] when it was an open seat. Debendra Nath Brahma Mandal and Anima Hoare, both of Congress, won in 1957[2] when it was a joint seat reserved for ST.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "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 "Tribals tell Cong: Autonomy for poll prop". The Telegraph, 10 March 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "GJM to focus on demand for separate state in Bengal Assembly poll". Indian Express, 25 March 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kalchini. Empowering India. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "11 - Kalchini (ST) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.