Siliguri (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Siliguri
শিলিগুড়ি বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Siliguri is located in West Bengal
Siliguri
Siliguri
Siliguri is located in India
Siliguri
Siliguri
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 26°43′N 88°26′E / 26.717°N 88.433°E / 26.717; 88.433Coordinates: 26°43′N 88°26′E / 26.717°N 88.433°E / 26.717; 88.433
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Constituency No 26
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 4 Darjeeling
Electoral system First past the post

Siliguri (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. 26 Siliguri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers ward nos. 1 to 30 and 45 to 47 of Siliguri municipal corporation.[1]

Siliguri (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 Kurseong-Siliguri Tenzing Wangdi Indian National Congress[2]
George Mahbert Subba Independent[2]
1957 Siliguri Satyendra Narayan Mazumdar Communist Party of India[3]
Tenzing Wangdi Indian National Congress [3]
1962 Jagadish Chandra Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Arun Kumar Moitra Indian National Congress [5]
1969 Prem Thapa Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League[6]
1971 Arun Kumar Moitra Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Arun Kumar Moitra Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Biren Bose Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1982 Biren Bose Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1987 Gour Chakraborty Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 Ashok Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
1996 Ashok Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
2001 Ashok Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
2006 Ashok Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
2011 Rudra Nath Bhattacharya All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Ward Nos. 31 to 44 of Siliguri municipal corporation are covered by Dabgram-Phulbari (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

2016 Election[edit]

In the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016, Ashok Bhattacharya of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Bhaichung Bhutia of TMC.

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016: Siliguri constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Ashok Bhattacharya 78,054 46.36 Winner
Trinamool Congress Bhaichung Bhutia 63,982 38.00
BJP Gita Chatterjee 19,300 11.46
GRC Rabindra Rai 924 0.55
BSP Haridas Thakur 832 0.49
JMM Mahendra Kumar Jain 618 0.36
Independent Md. Zafar Eqbal 499 0.29
Amra Bangalee Vishwjeet Chatterji 491 0.29
SUCI(C) Tanmay Dutta 439 0.26
ABHM Dasarath Karmakar 334 0.19
NOTA None of the Above 2,877 1.71
Turnout 168,350

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011, Rudra Nath Bhattacharya of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Ashok Narayan Bhattacharya of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Siliguri constituency[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Rudra Nath Bhattacharya 72,019 48.07 Winner
CPI(M) Asok Narayan Bhattacharya 67,013 44.73
BJP Arun Prasad Sarker 6,069 4.05
Independent Hardwar Singh 1,310 0.87
BSP Shankar Das 1,054 0.70
LJP Hiralal Paswan 1,028 0.68
Amra Bangalee Khushi Ranjan Mondal 811 0.54
JD(U) Adhir Singha 503 0.33
Turnout 149,807
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing

2006[edit]

In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2006, Ashok Bhattacharya of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Nantu Paul of Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2006: Siliguri constituency[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Asok Narayan Bhattacharya 1,17,943 55.4 Winner
INC Nantu Paul 42,972 20.2
Trinamool Congress Pratul Chakraborty 28,604 13.5
GNLF Keshav Chandra Lama 11,679 5.5
SUCI(C) Gautam Bhattacharya 3,699 1.7
LJP Vikash Varma 2,436 1.2
Amra Bangalee Kedarnath Sinha 2,350 1.1
BSP Daulat Sinchuri 2,017 1.0
JDP Ranendra Nath Barma 1,017 0.5
Turnout 74,971 35.2
Turnout 2,12,861 78.6
CPI(M) hold Swing

2001[edit]

In the 2001 elections, Ashok Bhattacharjee of CPIM defeated his nearest rival Prasanta Nandy of Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2001: Siliguri constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Asok Narayan Bhattacharya 88,110 48.03 Winner
Trinamool Congress Prasanta Nandy 65,229 35.56
Independent Dhruba Bomzon 11,138 6.07
BJP Gobinda Chatterjee 8,417 4.59
Independent Mohan Chhetri 5,846 3.19
BSP Bimal Dutta 1,964 1.07
CPIML(L) Tapan Chakraborty 1,660 0.90
Independent Gobinda Sarkar 1,067 0.58
Turnout 1,83,431 64.53
CPI(M) hold Swing

1996[edit]

In the 1996 elections, Ashok Bhattacharjee of CPIM defeated his nearest rival Sankar Malakar of Congress.

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1996: Siliguri constituency[16][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Asok Narayan Bhattacharya 106,062 55.54 Winner
Trinamool Congress Prasanta Nandy 51,989 27.1
BJP M.B. Mukherjee 14,479 7.6
Independent (politician) Amar Bahadur Thapa 8,417 4.59
Independent Mohan Chhetri 5,846 3.19
BSP Bimal Dutta 1,964 1.07
CPIML(L) Tapan Chakraborty 1,660 0.90
Independent Gobinda Sarkar 1,067 0.58
Turnout 1,83,431 64.53
CPI(M) hold Swing

1977-2006[edit]

In the 2006,[15] 2001,[14] 1996[13] and 1991[12] state assembly elections, Ashok Bhattacharya of CPI(M) won the Siliguri assembly seat defeating Nantu Paul of Congress, Prasanta Nandy of Trinamool Congress, Sankar Malakar of Congress and Prasanta Nandy of Congress, respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Gour Chakraborty of CPI(M) defeated Prasanta Nandy of Congress in 1987.[11] Biren Bose of CPI(M) defeated Krishnendra Narayan Chowdhury and Arun Kumar Moitra, both of Congress, in 1982[10] and 1977,[9] respectively.[19]

1951–1972[edit]

Arun Kumar Moitra of Congress won in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Prem Thapa of IGL won in 1969.[6] Arun Kumar Moitra of Congress won in 1967.[5] Jagadish Chandra Bhattacharjee of Congress won in 1962.[4] In 1957, the Siliguri seat was a joint seat with one reserved for scheduled tribes. Satendra Narayan Mazumdar of CPI and Tenzing Wangdi of Congress won in 1957.[3] In independent India’s first election in 1951 Kurseong-Siliguri was a joint seat. Tenzing Wangdi of Congress and George Mahbert, Independent, won in 1951.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
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  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. 
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  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 c d e "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Jadavpur. Empowering India. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Jadavpur. Empowering India. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  19. ^ "25 - Siliguri Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.