Kalimpong (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kalimpong
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kalimpong is located in West Bengal
Kalimpong
Kalimpong
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.067°N 88.467°E / 27.067; 88.467Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.067°N 88.467°E / 27.067; 88.467
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Constituency No 22
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 4 Darjeeling
Electoral system First past the post

Kalimpong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 22 Kalimpong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Kalimpong municipality, Kalimpong I community development block, Kalimpong II community development block, and Gorubathan community development block.[1]

Kalimpong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 4 Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Kalimpong Lalit Bahadur Kharga Communist Party of India[2]
1957 Nar Bahadur Gurung Independent[3]
1962 Lakshmi Ranjan josse Gorkha League [4]
1967 K.B.Gurung Indian National Congress[5]
1969 P.L.Subba Gorkha League[6]
1971 Madan Kumar Subba Gorkha League[7]
1972 Gajendra Gurung Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Renu Leena Subba independent/Gorkha League[9]
1982 Renu Leena Subba Independent/Gorkha League[10]
1987 Mohan Singh Rai Communist Party of India[11]
1991 Nima Tsering Moktan Independent[12]
1996 Gaulan Lepcha Gorkha National Liberation Front[13]
2001 Gaulan Lepcha Gorkha National Liberation Front [14]
2006 Gaulan Lepcha Gorkha National Liberation Front [15]
2011 Harka Bahadur Chhetri Gorkha Janmukti Morcha[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011, Harka Bahadur Chhetri of GJM defeated his nearest rival Prakash Dahal of GNLF.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kalimpong constituency[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
GJM Harka Bahadur Chettri 109,102 87.36 Winner
GNLF Prakash Dahal 7,427 5.94
INC Shanti Kumar Sharma 3,399 2.72
CPI Bikram Chhetri 3,105 2.48
ABGL Tribhuwan Rai 1,852 1.48
Turnout 124,885

1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006,[15] 2001[14] and 1996[13] state assembly elections, Gaulan Lepcha of GNLF won the Kalimpong seat defeating his nearest rival Norden Lama, Independent/ABGL. Contests in most years were multi-cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Nima Tshering Moktan, Independent, defeated Mohan Singh Rai of CPI in 1991.[12] Mohan Singh Rai of CPI defeated Tashi Tshering Lepcha of Congress in 1987.[11] Renu Leena Subba, Independent/ABGL, defeated Badrinarayan Pradhan, Independent, in 1982,[10] and Gajendra Gurung of Congress in 1977.[9][17]

1951-1972[edit]

Gajendra Gurung of Congress won in 1972.[8] Madan Kumar Subba of IGL won in 1971.[7] P.L. Subba of IGL won in 1969.[6] K.B. Gurung of Congress won in 1967.[5] Lakshmi Ranjan Josse of IGL won in 1962.[4] Nar Bahadur Gurung, Independent, won in 1957.[3] Lalit Bahadur Kharga of CPI won in 1951, independent India’s first election.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. 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. ^ "22 - Kalimpong Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.