Rajganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Rajganj
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Rajganj is located in West Bengal
Rajganj
Rajganj
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°33′22″N 88°30′31″E / 26.55611°N 88.50861°E / 26.55611; 88.50861Coordinates: 26°33′22″N 88°30′31″E / 26.55611°N 88.50861°E / 26.55611; 88.50861
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Jalpaiguri
Constituency No 18
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 3 Jalpaiguri (SC)
Electorate (year) 178,377 (2011)

Rajganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Jalpaiguri 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. 18 Rajganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) covers Binnaguri, Kukurjan, Majhiali, Mantadari, Panikauri, Sannyasikata, Sikarpur and Sukhani gram panchayats of Rajganj community development block, and Baropatia Nutanabos, Belakoba, Paharpur and Patkata gram panchayats of Jalpaiguri community development block.[1]

Rajganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 3 Jalpaiguri (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1967 Rajganj B.N.R.Hakim Samyukta Socialist Party[2]
1969 Kiran Chandra Roy Indian National Congress[3]
1971 Bhagwan Singh Roy Indian National Congress[4]
1972 Mrigendra Narayan Roy Indian National Congress[5]
1977 Dhirendra Nath Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
1982 Dhirendra Nath Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist) [7]
1987 Dhirendra Nath Roy Communist Party of india (Marxist)[8]
1991 Jotindra Nath Roy Communist Party of india (Marxist)[9]
1996 Jotindra Nath Roy Communist Party of india (Marxist)[10]
2001 Jotindra Nath Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
2006 Mahendra Kumar Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
2009 Bye election Khageshwar Roy All India Trinamool Congress [13]
2011 Khageswar Roy All india Trinamool Congress[14]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 elections, Khageshwar Roy of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Amulya Chandra Roy of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Rajganj (SC) constituency [14] [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Khageswar Roy 74,546 46.64
CPI(M) Amulya Kumar Roy 67,526 42.25
BJP Supen Roy 8,038 5.03
JMM Paresh Chandra Roy 7,104 4.44
BSP Santi Kishore Barari 2,624
Turnout 159,838 89.61
AITMC hold Swing
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


1977-2009[edit]

In the 2009 bye-elections, caused by the election of sitting MLA Mahendra Kumar Roy from Jalpaiguri (Lok Sabha constituency), Khageswar Roy of Trinamool Congress won the Rajganj (SC) seat.[16][17]

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[12] Mahendra Kumar Roy of CPI(M) won the Rajganj (SC) assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Khageswar Roy of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Jotindra Nath Roy of CPI(M) defeated Khageswar Roy of Trinamool Congress in 2001,[11] and Ajit Kumar Roy of Congress in 1996[10] and 1991.[9] Dhirendra Nath Roy of CPI(M) defeated Birendra Das of Congress in 1987,[8] Jiban Kumar Ray of Congress in 1982[7] and Monomohan Roy of Janata Party in 1977.[6][18]

1967–1972[edit]

Mrigendra Narayan Roy of Congress won in 1972.[5] Bhagwan Singh Roy of Congress won in 1971.[4] Kiran Chandra Roy of Congress won in 1969.[3] B.N.R.Hakim of SSP won in 1967.[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, 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. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Results of bye – elections to the 31 (thirty one) Assembly Constituencies and 1(one) Lok Sabha Constituency". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Rajganj. Empowering India. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "West Bengal State Assembly Byelections 2009". Indian Election Affairs. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  17. ^ "Results of bye – elections to the 31 (thirty one) Assembly Constituencies and 1(one) Lok Sabha Constituency". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  18. ^ "21 - Rajganj (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.