Malda (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Malda
Existence 1951-2009
Reservation None
State West Bengal
Assembly Constituencies As in 2004:
Habibpur (ST)
Araidanga
Malda (SC)
Englishbazar
Manikchak
Suzapur
Kaliachak

Malda (Lok Sabha constituency) (spelling as spelled by Election Commission of India} was one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centred on Malda in West Bengal. As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, Malda (Lok Sabha constituency) ceased to exist from 2009 and two new ones came into being: Maldaha Uttar (Lok Sabha constituency) and Maldaha Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).

Assembly segments[edit]

Malda Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[1]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, Malda parliamentary constituency will cease to exist and current constituent assembly segments will be part of either of the two new ones: Maldaha Uttar (Lok Sabha constituency) or Maldaha Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Malda Surendra Mohan Ghose Indian National Congress [3]
Second 1957-62 Renuka Ray Indian National Congress[4]
Third 1962-67 Renuka Ray Indian National Congress [5]
Fourth 1967-71 Uma Roy Indian National Congress[6]
Fifth 1971-77 Dinesh Chandra Joarder Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
Sixth 1977-80 Dinesh Chandra Joarder Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Seventh 1980-84 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress[9]
Eighth 1984-89 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress [10]
Ninth 1989-91 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress [11]
Tenth 1991-96 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress [12]
Eleventh 1996-98 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress [13]
Twelfth 1998-99 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress [14]
Thirteenth 1999-04 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress [15]
Fourteenth 2004-09 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress [16]

For MPs from the area in subsequent years see Maldaha Uttar (Lok Sabha constituency) and Maldaha Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency)

Election results[edit]

By-election 2006[edit]

A by-election was held in this constituency in 13 September 2006 which was necessitated by the death of sitting MP A B A Ghani Khan Choudhury. In the by-election, Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury of Congress defeated his nearest rival Sailen Sarkar of CPI(M) by 84,391 votes.

Indian Parliamentary bye election, 2006: Malda constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury 4,37,161 50.67
CPI(M) Sailen Sarkar 3,53,770 41.00
BJP Biswapriya Roy Chowdhury 45,737 5.30
Independent Atul Chandra Mandal 13,875 1.61
Independent Ataur Rahman 12,328 1.42
Majority 84,391
Turnout 8,62,888 77.5%
INC hold Swing

General election 2004[edit]

Indian general election, 2004: Malda
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC A B A Ghani Khan Choudhury 412,913 48.90%
CPI(M) Pranab Das 301,805 35.80%
BJP Badsha Alam 86,525 10.30%
Independent Sadhan Chatterjee 18,813 2.20%
Independent Tushar Kanti Besra 5,748 0.70 %
Independent Majedur Rahaman 5,496 0.70 %
BSP Lawrence Hansda 5,364 0.60%
Independent Parimal Mardi 5,283 0.60%
Independent Atul Chandra Mandal 3,794 0.40 %
Independent Naresh Rishi 3,370 0.40 %
Majority 1,11,108 13.2%
Turnout 8,44,032 77.6%
INC hold Swing

General elections 1951-2004[edit]

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

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1951 Surendra Mohan Ghosh Indian National Congress Amarendra Krishna Bhaduri Independent[3]
1957 Renuka Ray Indian National Congress S.Rahaman Independent[4]
1962 Renuka Ray Indian National Congress Haji Abdus Sattar Independent[5]
1967 U.Roy Indian National Congress S.K.Misra Independent[6]
1971 Dinesh Chandra Joarder Communist Party of India (Marxist) Uma Roy Indian National Congress[7]
1977 Dinesh Chandra Joardar Communist Party of India (Marxist) Pranab Mukherjee Indian National Congress[8]
1980 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress (I) Dinesh Chandra Joarder Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1984 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress Dinesh Chandra Joarder Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1989 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress Sunil Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress Sailen Sarkar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
1996 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress Sailen Sarkar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
1998 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress Jiban Maitra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
1999 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress Sailen Sarkar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
2004 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress Pranab Das Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Bye Polls 2006 Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury Indian National Congress Sailen Sarkar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  17. ^ Cite error: The named reference byepolls2006 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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