Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Nisith Pramanick MP.jpg
Nisith Pramanick, Present MP
Existence1957-present
ReservationReserved for SC
Current MPNisith Pramanik
PartyBJP
Elected Year2019
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,613,417[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesMathabhanga (SC)
Coochbehar Uttar
Coochbehar Dakshin
Sitalkuchi (SC)
Sitai (SC)
Dinhata
Natabari

Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Cooch Behar in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 1 Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Cooch Behar district. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Assembly segments[edit]

Parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal1. Cooch Behar, 2. Alipurduars, 3. Jalpaiguri, 4. Darjeeling, 5. Raiganj, 6. Balurghat, 7. Maldaha Uttar, 8. Maldaha Dakshin, 9. Jangipur, 10. Baharampur, 11. Murshidabad, 12. Krishnanagar, 13. Ranaghat, 14. Bangaon, 15. Barrackpore, 16. Dum Dum, 17. Barasat, 18. Basirhat, 19. Jaynagar, 20. Mathurapur, 21. Diamond Harbour, 22. Jadavpur, 23. Kolkata Dakshin, 24. Kolkata Uttar, 25. Howrah, 26. Uluberia, 27. Serampore, 28. Hooghly, 29. Arambagh, 30. Tamluk, 31, Kanthi, 32. Ghatal, 33. Jhargram, 34. Medinipur, 35. Purulia, 36. Bankura, 37. Bishnupur, 38. Bardhaman Purba, 39. Bardhaman Durgapur, 40. Asansol, 41. Bolpur, 42. Birbhum

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 1 Coochbehar, reserved for Scheduled castes (SC), is composed of the following segments from 2009:[2]

The area under the Mathabhanga subdivision of the Cooch Behar district will constitute the assembly constituencies of Mathabhanga and Sitalkuchi, whereas the area under the Dinhata subdivision will form the constituencies of Dinahata and Sitai.[2] The area under Cooch Behar Sadar subdivision will form Cooch Behar Uttar, Cooch Behar Dakshin and Natabari constituencies, though Natabari will contain gram panchayats from Tufanganj subdivision also.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member of Parliament Party
1951 Upendra Nath Barman Indian National Congress
Birendra Nath Katham
Amiya Kanta Basu
1957 Upendra Nath Barman
Santosh Banerjee
1962 Debendra Nath Karjee All India Forward Bloc
1963 (bypoll) P. C. Barman Indian National Congress
1967 Benoy Krishna Das Choudhury All India Forward Bloc
1971 Indian National Congress
1977 Amarendranath Roy Pradhan All India Forward Bloc
1980
1984
1989
1991
1996
1998
1999
2004 Hiten Barman
2009 Nripendra Nath Roy
2014 Renuka Sinha All India Trinamool Congress
2016 (bypoll) Partha Pratim Roy
2019 Nisith Pramanik Bharatiya Janata party

Election results[edit]

General election 2019[edit]

Indian General Election 2019, Cooch Behar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Nisith Pramanik 7,31,594 47.98 +31.64
AITC Paresh Chandra Adhikary 6,77,363 44.43 +4.92
Forward Bloc Gobinda Chandra Roy 46,648 3.07 -29.91
INC Piya Roy Chowdhury 28,215 1.85 -2.52
Kamtapur People's Party (United) Kangsa Raj Barman 2078 0.14
WPI Dhananjoy Barman 1733 0.11
SUCI(C) Prabhat Roy 3174 0.21
Amra Bangalee Subodh Barman 1935 0.13
Independent Naresh Chandra Roy 4077 0.27
Independent Nirmal Kumar Roy 7069 0.46
Independent Harekrishna Sarkar 6145 0.40
NOTA None of the above 14490 0.95
Majority 54,231
Turnout 15,25,446 84.08
BJP gain from AITC Swing


e • d 2019 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage Vote change %
Trinamool Congress 22 Decrease12 43.00 Increase4
Bharatiya Janata Party 18 Increase16 40.00 Increase23
Indian National Congress 2 Decrease2 6.29 Decrease4
Left Front 0 Decrease2 7.57 Decrease24

Source: Election Results 2019 Note: The vote share may change marginally once the final data is released by Election Commission.


2016 by-election[edit]

2016 by-election: Cooch Behar (SC)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Partha Pratim Ray 794,375 59.03 +19.52
BJP Hem Chandra Barman 381,134 28.32 +11.98
Forward Bloc Nripendra Nath Roy 87,363 6.49 -26.49
INC Partha Pratim Isore 33,470 2.49 -3.10
Amra Bangalee Subodh Barman 9,434 0.70 +0.39
KPP Kangsa Raj Barman 8,336 0.62 N/A
Independent Naresh Chandra Roy 7,890 0.59 N/A
SUCI(C) Nripen Karjee 5,693 0.42 -0.09
Independent Nirmal Kumar Roy 4,617 0.34 N/A
WPI Dhananjoy Barman 3,725 0.28 -0.11
NOTA None of the above 9,680 0.72 -0.14
Majority 413,241 30.71 +24.18
Turnout 1,345,717 78.39 -4.42
Registered electors 1,716,494
AITC hold Swing

2014 result[edit]

2014 Indian general election: Cooch Behar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Renuka Sinha 526,499 39.51 -2.14
Forward Bloc Dipak Kumar Roy 439,393 32.98 -11.68
BJP Hem Chandra Barman 217,653 16.34 +10.51
INC Keshab Chandra Ray 74,540 5.59 N/A
BSP Girindra Nath Barman 15,683 1.18 -0.86
Independent Bangshi Badan Barman 13,205 0.99 -2.33
RJSU Kamal Krishna Bairagi 7,125 0.53 N/A
SUCI(C) Nripen Karjee 6,742 0.51 N/A
RPI(A) Harekrishna Sarkar 5,796 0.44 +0.14
WPI Pijush Barman 5,137 0.39 N/A
Independent Hitendra Das 5,059 0.38 N/A
Amra Bangalee Dalendra Nath Ray 4,169 0.31 -0.27
NOTA None of the above 11,409 0.86 N/A
Majority 87,107 6.53 +3.52
Turnout 1,332,409 82.81 -1.54
Registered electors 1,608,902
AITC gain from Forward Bloc Swing
e • d 2014 Indian general election
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: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties
General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled


General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Cooch Behar[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Forward Bloc Nripendra Nath Roy 508,677 44.66
AITC Arghya Roy Pradhan 466,928 41.65
BJP Bhabendra Nath Barman 65,325 5.83
Independent Bangshi Badan Barman 37,226 3.32
BSP Niranjan Barman 22,925 2.04
Independent Hitendra Das 11,374 1.01
Amra Bangalee Dalendra Roy 6,486 0.58
Independent Nubash Barman 3,737 0.33
RPI(A) Harekrishna Sarkar 3,405 0.30
Independent Krishna Kanta Barman 2,960 0.26
Majority 41,749 3.01
Turnout 1,121,043 84.35
Forward Bloc hold Swing

General election 2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Cooch Behar[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Forward Bloc Hiten Barman 490,982 51.90
AITC Girindra Nath Barman 264,413 27.90
INC Sailen Barma 116,715 12.30
Forward Bloc(S) Amar Roy Pradhan 26,755 2.80
NCP Bharat Singha Sarkar 17,393 1.80
Independent Pradip Kumar Roy 11,021 1.20
Independent Nripen Karjee 10,682 1.10
Amra Bangalee Dalendra Roy 8,527 0.90
Samajwadi Party Piyush Barman 6,075 0.60
Majority 226,569 23.90%
Turnout 9,47,381 82.5%
Forward Bloc hold Swing

General election 1999[edit]

General Election, 1999: Cooch Behar[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Forward Bloc Amar Roy Pradhan 443,148 49.70
AITC Ambika Charan Ray 334,983 37.60
INC Sabita Roy 90,378 10.10
BSP Papiya Barman 17,188 1.90
Independent Mahendra Nath Das 2,766 0.30
Independent Nripen Karjee 2,385 0.30
NCP Usha Roy 981 0.10
Majority 108,165 (12.0%)
Turnout 9,02,487 (80.8%)
Forward Bloc hold Swing

General election 1998[edit]

General Election, 1998: Cooch Behar[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Forward Bloc Amar Roy Pradhan 396,140 43.20
MFB Gobinda Ray 272,974 29.80
AITC Prasenjit Barman 218,093 10.10
BSP Papiya Barman 13,480 1.50
Amra Bangalee Karneswar Barman 2,766 0.30
Majority 123,166 13.4
Turnout 9,16,783 83.6%
Forward Bloc hold Swing

General elections 1957-2004[edit]

In 1951, Upendra Nath Barman, Birendra Nath Katham and Amiya Kanta Basu, all of Congress, won the North Bengal seat.[7] The winners and runners-up from Cooch Behar for subsequent elections are shown below. In a (by-election) in 1958[8]Nalini Ranjan Ghosh of Indian National Congress won.

Year Winner Runner Up Ref.
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1957 Santosh Banerjee Indian National Congress Shibendra Kumar Bhattacharya All India Forward Bloc
Upendranath Barman
1962 Debendranath Karjee All India Forward Bloc Upendra Nath Barman Indian National Congress [9]
1967 BKD Chowdhury PC Barman Indian National Congress [10]
1972 Benoy Krishna Das Chowdhury Indian National Congress Nagendra Nath Roy CPI(M) [11]
1977 Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan All India Forward Bloc Benoy Krishna Daschowdhury Indian National Congress [12]
1980 Amar Roy Pradhan Ambika Charan Roy Indian National Congress (I) [13]
1984 Amar Roy Pradhan Prasenjit Barman Indian National Congress [14]
1989 Amar Roy Pradhan Sabita Roy Indian National Congress [15]
1991 Amar Roy Pradhan Sabita Roy Indian National Congress [16]
1996 Amar Roy Pradhan Sabita Roy Indian National Congress [17]
1998 Amar Roy Pradhan Gobinda Roy Forward Bloc (Socialist) [18]
1999 Amar Roy Pradhan Ambika Charan Ray All India Trinamool Congress [19]
2004 Hiten Barman Girindra Nath Barman All India Trinamool Congress [20]
2009 Nripendra Nath Roy Arghya Roy Pradhan All India Trinamool Congress
2014 Renuka Sinha All India Trinamool Congress Dipak Kumar Roy All India Forward Bloc
2016

(By Poll)

Partha Pratim Roy Hem Chandra Barman Bharatiya Janata Party
2019 Nisith Pramanik Bharatiya Janata Party Paresh Chandra Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
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  5. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India, General Elections, 1999 (13th Lok Sabha) Section - West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India, General Elections, 1999 (13th Lok Sabha) Section - West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
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  9. ^ "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  10. ^ "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
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  12. ^ "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
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  14. ^ "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  15. ^ "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  16. ^ "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  17. ^ "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  18. ^ "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  19. ^ "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  20. ^ "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.

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Coordinates: 26°19′27″N 89°27′04″E / 26.32419°N 89.45103°E / 26.32419; 89.45103