Kurseong (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kurseong
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kurseong is located in West Bengal
Kurseong
Kurseong
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°53′N 88°17′E / 26.883°N 88.283°E / 26.883; 88.283Coordinates: 26°53′N 88°17′E / 26.883°N 88.283°E / 26.883; 88.283
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Constituency No 24
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 4 Darjeeling
Electoral system First past the post

Kurseong (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. 24 Kurseong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Kurseong municipality, Kurseong community development block, Mirik municipality, Mirik community development block, Gorabari Margaret’s Hope, Lower Sonada I, Lower Sonada II, Munda Kothi and Upper Sonada gram panchayats of Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri community development block, Rangli Rangliot community development block, and (i) Sitong Forest (Village), (ii) Sivok Hill Forest (Village), and (iii) Sivok Forest (Village) in Champasari GP of Matigara community development block.[1]

Kurseong (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 Kurseong-Siliguri Tenzing Wangdi Indian National Congress[2]
1951 George Mahbert Independent[2]
1951 Jorebungalow Shiva Kumar Rai Independent[2]
1957 Bhadra Bahadur Hamal Communist Party of India[3]
1962 Bhadra Bahadur Hamal Communist Party of india[4]
1967 Nanda Lal Gurung Independent[5]
1969 Nanda Lal Gurung Gorkha League[6]
1971 Ananda Prasad Pathak Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
1972 Nanda Lal Gurung Gorkha League[8]
1977 Kurseong Dawa Narbula Indian National Congress[9]
1982 Harka Bahadur Rai Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1987 Harka Bahadur Rai Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 Nar Bahadur Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front[12]
1996 Shanta Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front[13]
2001 Shanta Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front [14]
2006 Shanta Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front [15]
2011 Rohit Sharma Gorkha Janmukti Morcha[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011, Rohit Sharma of GJM defeated his nearest rival Pemu Chhetri of GNLF.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kurseong constituency[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
GJM Rohit Sharma 114297 74.00 Winner
GNLF Pemu Chhetri 21201 13.72
Independent Bhupendra Lepcha 5963 3.86
ABGL Shiva Kumar Pradhan 4463 2.89
INC Chhabi Chandra Rai 4272 2.76
CPI(M) Deepa Chettri 4253 2.75
Turnout 154449

1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006,[15] 2001[14] and 1996[13] state assembly elections, Shanta Chhetri of GNLF won the Kurseong seat defeating her nearest rivals Buddhiman Rai, Independent/CPRM, in the last year, and Tulsi Bhattarai of CPI(M) in the previous two years. Contests in most years were multi-cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Nar Bahadur Chhetri, Independent, defeated Dawa Lama of CPI(M) in 1991.[12] Harka Bahadur Rai of CPI(M) defeated A.N. Pradhan of Congress in 1987[11] and Dawa Narbula of Congress in 1982.[10] Dawa Narbula of Congress defeated Ananda Pathak of CPI(M) in 1977.[9][17]

1951–1972[edit]

Prior to 1977, Kurseong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) did not exist. However, there was Jore Bungalow (Vidhan Sabha constituency) which later ceased to exist. In 1972,[8] Nanda Lal Gururng of IGL won from the Jore Bungalow seat. In 1971,[7] Ananda Prasad Pathak of CPI(M) won. Nanda Lal Gurung won in 1969[6] as an IGL candidate and in 1967[5] he won as an independent candidate. Bhadra Bahadur Hamal of CPI won in 1962[4] and 1957.[3] In independent India’s first election in 1951 while Jore Bungalow was a constituency, there was a joint Kurseong-Siliguri constituency. Tenzing Wangdi of Congress and George Mahbert, Independent, won jointly from the Kurseong-Siliguri seat, and Shiva Kumar Rai, Independent, won from the Jore Bungalow seat.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "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. ^ "24 - Kurseong Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.