Mekliganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Mekliganj
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Mekliganj is located in West Bengal
Mekliganj
Mekliganj
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.350°N 88.917°E / 26.350; 88.917Coordinates: 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.350°N 88.917°E / 26.350; 88.917
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Constituency No 1
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 3 Jalpaiguri (SC)
Electorate (year) 170,101 (2011)

Mekliganj (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. 1 Mekliganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) covers Mekliganj municipality, Mekliganj community development block, Haldibari municipality and Haldibari community development block.[1]

Mekliganj (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
1951 Mekliganj Prasanta Chatterjee Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Prasanta Chatterjee Indian National Congress [3]
1962 Amar Roy Pradhan All India Forward Bloc[4]
1967 Amar Roy Pradhan All India Forward Bloc [5]
1969 Amar Roy Pradhan All India Forward Bloc[6]
1971 Mihir Kumar Roy All India Forward Bloc[7]
1972 Madhu Sudan Roy Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Sada Kanta Roy All India Forward Bloc[9]
1982 Sada Kanta Roy All India Forward Bloc[10]
1987 Sada Kanta Roy All India Forward Bloc[11]
1991 Paresh Chandra Adhikari All India Forward Bloc[12]
1996 Ramesh Roy All India Forward Bloc[13]
2001 Paresh Chandra Adhikary All India Forward Bloc [14]
2006 Paresh Chandra Adhikary All India Forward Bloc[15]
2011 Paresh Chandra Adhikary All India Forward Bloc[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 elections, Paresh Chandra Adhikary of AIFB defeated his nearest rival Jayanta Kumar Ray of Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Mekliganj (SC) constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Forward Bloc Paresh Chandra Adhikary 72,040 48.67 +1.88
INC Jayanata Kumar Ray 39,408 26.63 -0.75
Independent Sunil Chandra Roy 23,540 15.9
BJP Subhash Barman 3,713 2.51
BSP Jyotish Ray 3,359 2.27
SUCI(C) Pramila Roy 2,593
Independent Purnendu Ray 1,474
Amra Bangalee Ratan Barman 123
Turnout 148,010 87.01
Forward Bloc hold Swing 2.63
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,[15] Paresh Chandra Adhikary of Forward Bloc won the Mekliganj seat defeating his nearest rival Sunil Chandra Roy of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001,[14] Paresh Chandra Adhikary of Forward Bloc defeated Ramesh Roy of Trinmool Congress. In 1996,[13] Ramesh Roy representing Forward Bloc defeated Sunil Chandra Roy representing Congress. In 1991,[12] Paresh Chandra Adhikary of Forward Bloc defeated Mani Bhusan Roy of Congress. Sada Kanta Roy of Forward Bloc defeated Madhu Sudan Roy of Congress in 1987,[11] Niren Chowdhury of ICS in 1982[10] and Madhu Sudan Roy of Congress in 1977.[9][18]

1951-1972[edit]

Madhu Sudan Roy of Congress won in 1972.[8] Mihir Kumar Ray of Forward Bloc won in 1971.[7] Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan of Forward Bloc won in 1969,[6] 1967[5] and 1962.[4] Prasanta Chatterjee of Congress won in 1957[3] and in independent India's first election in 1951.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Mekliganj. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "1 - Mekliganj (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partwise comparison since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.