Kaliaganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kaliaganj
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kaliaganj is located in West Bengal
Kaliaganj
Kaliaganj
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 25°38′N 88°19′E / 25.633°N 88.317°E / 25.633; 88.317Coordinates: 25°38′N 88°19′E / 25.633°N 88.317°E / 25.633; 88.317
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Constituency No 34
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 5. Raiganj
Electorate (year) 202,761 (2011)

Kaliaganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Uttar Dinajpur 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. 34 Kaliaganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) covers Kaliaganj municipality, Kaliaganj community development block and Barua and Birghai gram panchayats of Raiganj community development block.[1]

Kaliaganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 5 Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]It was earlier part of Balurghat (Lok Sabha constituency).

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1962 Kaliaganj Syama Prasad Barman Indian National Congress[2]
1967 Syama Prasad Barman Indian National Congress [3]
1969 Syama Prasad Barman Indian National Congress[4]
1971 Debendra Nath Roy Indian National Congress[5]
1972 Debendra Nath Roy Indian National Congress[6]
1977 Naba Kumar Roy Indian National Congress[7]
1982 Naba Kumar Roy Indian National Congress[8]
1987 Ramani Kanta Debsarma Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1991 Ramani Kanta Debsarma Communist Party of India (Marxist) [10]
1996 Pramatha Nath Ray Indian National Congress[11]
2001 Pramatha Nath Ray Indian National Congress[12]
2006 Nani Gopal Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
2011 Pramatha Nath Roy Indian National Congress[14]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Pramatha Nath Ray of Congress defeated his nearest rival Nani Gopal Roy of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kaliaganj (SC) constituency[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Pramatha Nath Ray 84,873 47.59 -2.51
CPI(M) Nani Gopal Roy 77,583 43.51 -1.46
BJP Bhupati Roy 6,563 3.68
Independent Hriday Chandra Sarkar 3,302 1.85
BSP Basudeb Debsharma 1,471
Independent Himangshu Roy 1,251
CPI(ML) Liberation Jagadish Rajbhar 894
Independent Sunil Barman 817
Independent Kanu Roy 684
Independent Sushila Barman 486
Independent Rabindranath Barman 400
Turnout 178,324 87.95
INC gain from CPI(M) Swing -1.15

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.

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)


1977–2006[edit]

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[13] Nani Gopal Roy of CPI(M) won the Kaliaganj (SC) assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Pramatha Nath Ray of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Pramathanath Ray of Congress defeated Ramani Kanta Debsarma of CPI(M) in 2001[12] and 1996.[11] Ramani Kanta Debsarma of CPI(M) defeated Pramatha Nath Roy of Congress in 1991[10] and Naba Kumar Roy of Congress in 1987.[9] Naba Kumar Roy of Congress defeated Nani Gopal Roy of CPI(M) in 1982[8] and 1977.[7][16]

1962–1972[edit]

Debendra Nath Roy of Congress won in 1972[6] and 1971.[5] Syama Prasad Barman won the Kaliaganj seat in 1969,[4] 1967[3] and 1962.[2] Prior to that the Kaliaganj seat was not there. In 1957 and 1951 Raiganj was a joint seat. Hazi Badirudddin Ahmad and Syama Prasad Barman, both of Congress, won from Raiganj in 1957.[17] Syama Prasad Barman and Gulam Hamidur Rahman, both of Congress, won from Raiganj in 1951.[18]

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, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Comission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kaliaganj. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  16. ^ "32 - Kaliaganj (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  17. ^ "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014.