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Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency)

Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Darjeeling in West Bengal. While six assembly segments are in Darjeeling district, one assembly segment is in Uttar Dinajpur district.

Contents

  • Assembly segments 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Election results 3
    • General election 2014 3.1
    • General election 2009 3.2
    • General elections 1957-2014 3.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Assembly segments

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 4 Darjeeling is composed of the following segments from 2009:[1]

  • Kurseong (assembly constituency no. 24)
  • Siliguri (assembly constituency no. 26)
  • Chopra (assembly constituency no. 28)

Members of Parliament

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Second 1957-62 Darjeeling Theodore Manaen Indian National Congress[2]
Third 1962-67 Theodore Manaen Indian National Congress [3]
Fourth 1967-71 M.Basu Independent[4]
Fifth 1971-77 Ratanlal Brahmin Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
Sixth 1977-80 Krishna Bahadur Chhetri Indian National Congress[6]
Seventh 1980-84 Ananda Pathak Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
Eighth 1984-89 Ananda Pathak Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Ninth 1989-91 Inderjeet Gorkha National Liberation Front[9]
Tenth 1991-96 Inderjeet Indian National Congress [10]
Eleventh 1996-98 R.B.Rai Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Twelfth 1998-99 Ananda Pathak Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Thirteenth 1999-04 S.P.Lepcha Communist Party of India (Marist)[13]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Dawa Narbula Indian National Congress[14]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Jaswant Singh Bharatiya Janata Party[15]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent S.S. Ahluwalia Bharatiya Janata Party[16]

Election results

General election 2014

Indian general elections, 2014: Darjeeling[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
S.S. Ahluwalia 4,88,257 42.75 -8.75
Gorkha Rashtriya Congress Nima Lama 2,906 0.25
None of the Above None of the Above 18,045 1.58 ---
Majority 1,97,239 17.27 -8.94
Turnout 11,42,009[18] 80.70


General election 2009

General Election, 2009: Darjeeling[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ram Ganesh Baraik 13,236 1.37 +1.37
Independent Nitu Jai 4,786 0.50 +0.50
Amra Bangali Niranjan Saha 3,717 0.38 0
Independent Arun Kumar Agarwal 3,229 0.34 0
Majority 2,53,289 26.21 +14.79
Turnout 9,66,371 79.51 +8.40
BJP gain from Swing


General elections 1957-2014

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:
Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1957 769,330 41.67 Theodore Manaen 43.27 Indian National Congress Ratanlall Brahmin 35.63 Communist Party of India[2]
1962 197,796 46.97 Theodore Manaen 35.03 Indian National Congress Ratan Lal Brahman 30.57 Communist Party of India[3]
1967 258,528 58.39 M.Basu 39.27 Independent Theodore Manaen 38.54 Indian National Congress[4]
1971 268.931 53.54 Ratanlall Brahman 33.19 Communist Party of India (Marxist) G.S.Gurung 28.36 IGL[5]
1977 2,72,140 43.35 Krishna Bahadur Chhetri 41.81 INC(I) Ratanlal Brahmin 34.75 CPI(M)[6]
1980 419.40 56.66 Ananda Pathak 45.75 CPI(M) Krishna Bahadur Chhetri 41.27 INC(I)[7]
1984 5,61,740 68.13 Ananda Pathak 41.96 CPI(M) Dawa Narbula 41.71 INC[8]
1989 7,88,360 74.26 Inderjeet 56.49 GNLF Ananda Pathak 37.65 CPI(M)[9]
1991 7,62,890 69.59 Inderjeet 48.07 INC Ananda Pathak 41.04 CPI (M)[10]
1996 8,43,300 69.52 R.B.Rai 45.91 CPI (M) Krishna Bahadur Chhetri 36.00 INC[11]
1998 6,41,280 51.78 Ananda Pathak 44.75 CPI (M) Prasanta Nandy 25.21 INC[12]
1999 5,90,020 46.21 S.P.Lepcha 44.24 CPI (M) Nar Bahadur Khatiwara 24.96 INC[13]
2004 8,88,320 71.11 Dawa Narbula 44.70 INC Moni Thapa 33.28 CPI(M)[14]
2009 9,66,371 79.51 Jaswant Singh 51.50 BJP Jibesh Sarkar 25.29 CPI(M)[15]
2014 11,42,009 80.70 SS Ahluwalia 42.75 BJP Baichung Bhutia 25.48 AITMC[16]

See also

References

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  17. ^ Election Commission of India. Notification 16042014 ENG
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