Sitalkuchi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Sitalkuchi
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Sitalkuchi is located in West Bengal
Sitalkuchi
Sitalkuchi
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°11′04″N 89°11′24″E / 26.18444°N 89.19000°E / 26.18444; 89.19000Coordinates: 26°11′04″N 89°11′24″E / 26.18444°N 89.19000°E / 26.18444; 89.19000
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Constituency No 5
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency Cooch Behar (SC)
Electorate (year) 216,452 (2011)

Sitalkuchi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Cooch Behar 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. 5 Sitalkuchi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) covers Sitalkuchi community development block and Bairagirhat, Gopalpur, Jorpatiki, Kedarhat, Kursamari, Nayarhat and Shikarpur gram panchayats of Mathabhanga I community development block.[1]

Sitalkuchi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 1 Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

From 1967 to 1977 there was no seat at Sitalkuchi

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1962 Sitalkuchi Bejoy Kumar Roy Forward Bloc[2]
1977 Sudhir Pramanik Communist Party of India (Marxist)[3]
1982 Sudhir Pramanik Communist Party of India (Marxist)[4]
1987 Sudhir Pramanick Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
1991 Sudhir Pramanick Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
1996 Sudhir Pramanik Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
2001 Sudhir Pramanik Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
2006 Harish Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
2011 Hiten Barman All India Trinamul Congress[10]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Hiten Barman of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Biswanath Pramanik of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Sitalkuchi (SC) constituency [10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Hiten Barman 84,651 44.22 +4.73
CPI(M) Biswanath Pramanik 84,394 44.08 -8.66
BJP Bhabendra Nath Barman 8,829 4.61
JMM Subal Barman 6,000 3.13
Independent Dwijendra Nath Barman 3,547
BSP Gautam Barman 2,369
Amra Bangalee Subodh Barman 1,663
Turnout 191,453 88.45
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing +13.39
e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Cooch Behar district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 4 Increase3
Indian National Congress 1 Increase0
Forward bloc 4 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease4


1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[9] Harish Chandra Barman of CPI(M) won the Sitalkuchi seat defeating his nearest rival Lalit Chandra Pramanik of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Sudhir Pramanik of CPI(M) defeated Birendra Narayan Barma of Congress in 2001[8] and 1996,[7] Ambika Charan Ray of Congress in 1991,[6] Sabita Roy of Congress in 1987,[5] and Birendranath Roy of Congress in 1982[4] and 1977.[3][12]

Earlier[edit]

Bejoy Kumar Roy of Forward Bloc won the Sitalkuchi seat in 1962.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Sitalkuchi. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "2 - Sitalkuchi (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.