Kumargram (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kumargram
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kumargram is located in West Bengal
Kumargram
Kumargram
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°36′50″N 89°49′30″E / 26.61389°N 89.82500°E / 26.61389; 89.82500Coordinates: 26°36′50″N 89°49′30″E / 26.61389°N 89.82500°E / 26.61389; 89.82500
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Alipurduar
Constituency No 10
Type Reserved for ST
Lok Sabha constituency 2 Alipurduars (ST)
Electorate (year) 205,373 (2011)

Kumargarm (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. 10 Kumargram (ST) covers Kumargram community development block and Bhatibari, Kohinoor, Mahakalguri Parokata, Samuktala, Tatpara I and Turturi gram panchayats in Alipurduar II community development block.[1]

Kumargram (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
1967 Kumargram Pjush Kanti Mukherjee Indian National Congress[2]
1969 Pijush Kanti Mukherjee Indian National Congress[3]
1971 Pijush Kanti Mukherjee Indian National Congress[4]
1972 Debabrata Chatterjee Indian National Congress[5]
1977 john Arther Baxla Revolutionary Socialist Party [6]
1982 Subodh Oraon Revoluionary Socialist Party[7]
1987 Subodh Oraon Revolutionary Socialist Party[8]
1991 Salib Toppo Revoluionary Socialist Party[9]
1996 Salib Toppo Revolutionary Socialist Party[10]
2001 Dasrath Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party[11]
2006 Dasrath Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party[12]
2011 Dasrath Tirkey Revoutionary Socialist Party[13]
2014 (bye-election) Manoj Kumar Oraon Revoutionary Socialist Party[14]

Election results[edit]

2014 Bye election[edit]

In the bye-elections held in 2014 Manoj Kumar Oraon of Revolutionary Socialist Party defeated Joachim Baxla of All India Trinamool Congress by 2,667 votes to the Kumargram seat.[15]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Dasrath Tirkey of RSP defeated his nearest rival Joachim Baxla of Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kumargram (ST) constituency[13][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
RSP Dasrath Tirkey 71,545 40.84 -13.02
AITMC Joachim Baxla 58,964 33.66 -12.42#
JMM Vinay Kumar Minj 18,784 10.72
BJP Hopna Soren 12,488 7.13
Independent Hira Charan Narjinari 4,687 2.68
Independent Sanjib Kumar Narjinari 2,960
BSP Eliash Narjinary 2,782
Independent Khulu Saren 1,751
Rashtriya Deshaj Party Sushila Lakra 1,220
Turnout 175,181 85.3
RSP hold Swing -0.66#

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

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


1977-2006[edit]

Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections,[11] Dasrath Tirkey of RSP defeated Swapan Kujur and Paresh Chandra Das respectively, both Trinamool Congress. Salib Toppo of RSP defeated Krishna Chik Baraik of Congress in 1996[10] and Dudsai Topp of Congress in 1991.[9] Subodh Oraon of RSP defeated Khagendra Nath Thakur of Congress in 1987.[8] Subodh Oraon of RSP defeated Dutsai Toppo of Congress in 1982.[7] John Arther Baxla of RSP defeated Konda Bhagat of Congress in 1977.[6][17]

1967-1972[edit]

Debabrata Chatterjee of Congress won in 1972.[5] Pijush Kanti Mukherjee of Congress won in 1971,[4] 1969[3] and 1967.[2] Prior to that the Kumarganj seat was not there. In 1962[18] and 1957,[19] Pijush Kanti Mukherjee of Congress won from the Alipurduars (Vidhan Sabha constituency). In independent India’s first election in 1951[20] Alipurduars was a joint seat. Pijush Kanti Mukherjee and Dhirandra Nath Brahma Mandal won from there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "TMC’s Dasrath Tirkey wrests RSP stronghold Alipurduar". Echo of India, 16 May 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "West Bengal result status". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kumargram. Empowering India. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "10 - Kumargram (ST) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  18. ^ "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014.