Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Darjeeling is located in West Bengal
Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Darjeeling is located in India
Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 27°02′20″N 88°15′50″E / 27.03889°N 88.26389°E / 27.03889; 88.26389Coordinates: 27°02′20″N 88°15′50″E / 27.03889°N 88.26389°E / 27.03889; 88.26389
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Constituency No 23
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 4 Darjeeling
Electoral system First past the post

Darjeeling (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. 23 Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Darjeeling municipality, Darjeeling Pulbazar community development block and Dhootria Kalej Valley, Ghum Khasmahal, Sukhia-Simana, Rangbhang Gopaldhara, Pokhriabong I, Pokhriabong II, Pokhriabong III, Lingia Maraybong, Permaguri Tamsang, Plungdung and Rangbull gram panchayats of Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri community development block.[1]

Darjeeling (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 Darjeeling Dalbahadur Singh Gahatraj Independent[2]
1957 Deo Prakash Rai Independent/Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League[3]
1962 Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League[4]
1967 Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League[5]
1969 Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League[6]
1971 Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League[7]
1972 Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League[8]
1977 Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League[9]
1982 Dawa Lama Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1987 Dawa Lama Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 Narendra Kumai Independent/Gorkha National Liberation Front[12]
1996 Nar Bahadur Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front[13]
2001 D.K.Pradhan Gorkha National Liberation Front [14]
2006 Pranay Rai Gorkha National Liberation Front [15]
2011 Trilok Dewan Gorkha Janmukti Morcha[16]

2016 Election[edit]

In the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016, Amar Singh Rai of GJM defeated his nearest rival Sarda Rai Subba of TMC.

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016: Darjeeling constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±
GJM Amar Singh Rai 95,386 59.85 Winner
Trinamool Congress Sarda Rai Subba 45,473 28.53
CPRM Govind Chettri 8,982 5.63
GRC Ashok Kumar Lepcha 3,716 2.33
NOTA None of the Above 5,817 3.65
Turnout 159,374

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011, Trilok Dewan of GJM defeated his nearest rival Bim Subba of GNLF.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Darjeeling constituency[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
GJM Trilok Dewan 120,532 78.50 Winner
GNLF Bim Subba 13,997 9.11
ABGL Bharati Tamang 11,198 7.29
CPI(M) K.B. Wattar 5,353 3.48
INC Nahakul Chandra Chhetri 2,463 1.60
Turnout 153,543

1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[15] Pranay Rai of GNLF won the Darjeeling assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Amar Lama, Independent/ABGL. Contests in most years were multi-cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. D.K. Pradhan of GNLF defeated Sawan Rai, Independent/CPRM, in 2001.[14] Nar Bahadur Chhetri of GNLF defeated Kamala Sanskrityayan of CPI(M) in 1996.[13] Narendra Kumai, Independent, defeated J.D.S. Rai of ABGL in 1991.[12] Dawa Lama of CPI(M) defeated P.P. Rai, Independent, in 1987[11] and J.D.S. Rai in 1982.[10] Deo Prakash Rai, Independent/ABGL, defeated Sadgopal Lepcha of CPI(M) in 1977.[9][17]

1951–1972[edit]

Deo Prakash Rai of IGL/Independent won in 1972,[8] 1971,[7] 1969,[6] 1967,[5] 1962[4] and 1957.[3] In independent India’s first election in 1951,[2] Dalbahadur Singh Gahatraj, Independent, won.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of Indial. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "23 - Darjeeling Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.