Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1962-present
Reservation None
Current MP Mohammed Salim
Party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,387,526[1]
Assembly Constituencies Islampur
Goalpokhar
Chakulia
Karandighi
Hemtabad (SC)
Kaliaganj (SC)
Raiganj

Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Raiganj in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 5 Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Uttar Dinajpur district.

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 5 Raiganj is composed of the following segments from 2009:[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 West Dinajpur Susil Ranjan Chattopadhyay Indian National Congress [3]
Second 1957-62 Selku Mardi Indian National Congress [4]
Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 Raiganj Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress [5]
Fourth 1967-71 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress [6]
Fifth 1971-77 Siddharta Shankar Ray Indian National Congress[7]
Sixth 1977-80 Md. Hayat Ali Bharatiya Lok Dal[8]
Seventh 1980-84 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress[9]
Eighth 1984-89 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress [10]
Ninth 1989-91 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress [11]
Tenth 1991-96 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Eleventh 1996-98 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) [13]
Twelfth 1998-99 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) [14]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[15]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress [16]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Deepa Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[17]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Mohammed Salim Communist Party of India (Marxist)[18]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Raiganj[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Mohammed Salim 317,515 29.00 -9.93
INC Deepa Dasmunshi 315,881 28.50 -21.79
BJP Nimu Bhowmik 203,131 18.32 +14.14
AITMC Satya Ranjan Dasmunshi 192,698 17.39 +17.39
SP Sudip Ranjan Sen 32,303 2.91
SUCI(C) Dulal Rajbanshi 8,592 0.78
BSP Swapan Kumar Das 5,629 0.51
Independent Subrata Adhikary 5,548 0.50
JDP Bablu Soren 5,544 0.50
AAP Pasarul Alam 3,614 0.33
AIUDF Zameerul Hasan 3,471 0.31
Amra Bangalee Nandakishor Singha 3,338 0.30
None of the Above None of the Above 10,929 0.99 ---
Majority 1,634 0.15 -11.56%
Turnout 1,108,193[1] 79.87
Swing to CPI(M) from INC Swing


e • d Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: Party-wise trends in General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014
List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha


General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Raiganj[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Deepa Dasmunsi 451,776 50.29
CPI(M) Bireswar Lahiri 346,573 38.58
BJP Gopesh Chandra Sarkar 37,645 4.19
Independent Abdul Karim Chowdhary 18,427 2.05
Independent Manas Jana 10,426 1.16
BSP Akhil Ranjan Mondal 7,592 0.85
RDMP Faiz Rahaman 7,834 0.87
CPI(ML) Liberation Suleman Hafiji 4,316 0.48
Independent Upendra Nath Das 4,157 0.46
Independent Anil Biswas 3,844 0.43
Independent Nachhir Ali Pramanik 3,212 0.36
JD(U) Matiur Rahman 2,597 0.29
Turnout 898,399 81.05
INC hold Swing


e • d Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18 31.8
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0 13.45
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17 33.1
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1 3.6
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1 3.56
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1 3.04
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1 6.14

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha
Statewise seats won and vote percentage - Lok Sabha 2009


General elections1951-2004[edit]

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1951 149,398 30.84 Sunil Ranjan Chattopadhyay 59.45 Indian National Congress Narendra Mohan Sen 40.55 Communist Party of India[3]
1957 608460 41.28 Selku Mardi 29.12 Indian National Congress
Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee 26.18 Indian National Congress Narendra Mohan Sen 20.88 Communist Party of India[4]
1962 200,085 43.89 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee 42.51 Indian National Congress Asoke Nath Sen 27.23 Communist Party of India[5]
1967 276,115 56.67 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee 26.96 Indian National Congress N.K.Bose 26.58 Forward Bloc[6]
1972 311,567 54.83 Siddhartha Shankar Ray 49.55 Indian National Congress Subodh Sen 28.03 CPI(M)[7]
1977 347,200 61.60 Md. Hayat Ali 56.08 BLD Abedin Anowarul 36.13 Congress[8]
1980 482,480 69.61 Golam Yazdani 41.86 Congress Abdul Hafiz 41.58 CPI(M)[9]
1984 574,540 76.87 Golam Yazdani 48.39 Congress Subrata Mukherjee 44.79 CPI(M)[10]
1989 763,800 75.05 Golam Yazdani NA Congress Subrata Mukherjee 45.25 CPI(M)[11]
1991 763,110 75.05 Subrata Mukherjee 41.85 CPI(M) Golam Yazdani 37.80 Congress[12]
1996 901,720 81.15 Subrata Mukherjee 43.79 CPI(M) Golam Yazdani 42.54 Congress[13]
1998 898,300 79.76 Subrata Mukherjee 39.76 CPI(M) Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 39.05 Congress[14]
1999 885.41 77.35 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 46.74 Congress Subrata Mukherjee 38.15 CPI(M)[15]
2004 917,760 79.99 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 45.98 Congress Minati Ghosh 41.71 CPI(M)[16]

Note: In 1951 and 1957 the contest was in the West Dinajpur constituency. From 1962, it was Raiganj constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12