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Dinhata (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Dinhata
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Dinhata is located in West Bengal
Dinhata
Dinhata
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Constituency No 7
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 1 Cooch Behar (SC)
Electorate (year) 221,691 (2011)

Dinhata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 7 Dinhata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Dinhata municipality, Dinhata II community development block, and Bhetaguri I, Dinhata Gram I, Dinhata Gram II and Putimari I gram panchayats of Dinhata I community development block.[1]

Dinhata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 1 Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Dinhata Satish Chandra Roy Singha Indian National Congress[2]
Umesh Chandra Mandal Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Bhawani Prasanna Talukdar Indian National Congress[3]
Umesh Chandra Mandal Indian National Congress[3]
1962 Kamal Guha Forward Bloc[4]
1967 Kamal Guha Forward Bloc[5]
1969 Animesh Mukharjee Indian National Congress[6]
1971 Jogesh Chandra Sarkar Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Jogesh Chandra Sarkar Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Kamal Guha Forward Bloc[9]
1982 Kamal Guha Forward Bloc[10]
1987 Kamal Guha Forward Bloc[11]
1991 Kamal Guha Forward Bloc[12]
1996 Kamal Guha Forward Bloc (Socialist)[13]
2001 Kamal Guha Forward Bloc[14]
2006 Ashok Mandal All India Trinamool Congress[15]
2011 Udayan Guha Forward Bloc[16]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Udayan Guha of AIFB defeated his nearest rival Dr. Md Fazle Haque ( Independent ).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Dinhata constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Forward Bloc Udayan Guha 93,050 50.52 +7.45
Independent Dr. Md. Fazle Haque 63,024 34.22
NCP Amiya Kumar Barman 13,093 7.11 #
BSP Niranjan Barman 4,135 2.25
BJP Sudhansu Kumar Roy 3,964 2.15
Independent Chayan Roy 2,610
IPFB Mayamana Khatun 1,903
Independent Goutam Barman 1,753
JD(U) Narayan Barman 65
Turnout 184,184 83.08
Forward Bloc gain from AITMC Swing +7.45

The outgoing Trinamool Congress MLA, Ashok Mondal, was publicly expelled by Mamata Banerjee for campaigning for Dr. Md. Fazle Haque, dissident Congress leader and MLA from Sitai.[18]

.# Nationalist Congress Party did not contest this seat in 2006.
 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


1972-2006

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[15] Ashok Mandal of Trinamool Congress won the Dinhata seat defeating his nearest rival Udayan Guha of Forward Bloc. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Kamal Guha won the seat in a row from 1977 to 2001 (and also earlier – see below). He reperesented Forward Bloc in all years except 1996, when he represented the break away Forward Bloc (Socialist), which subsequently was reunited with the parent body. He defeated Dipak Sengupta representing Trinamool Congress in 2001[14] and representing Forward Bloc in 1996,[13] Alok Nandi of Congress in 1991[12] and 1987,[11] Ramkrishna Pal of Congress in 1982[10] and Alok Nandy of Congress in 1977.[9][19]

1951-1972

Jogesh Chandra Sarkar of Congress won the Dinhata seat in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Animesh Mukharjee of Congress won it in 1969.[6] Kamal Guha of Forward Bloc won it 1967[5] and 1962.[4] In 1957[3] Dinhata was double seat reserved for SC. Bhawani Prasanna Talukdar and Umesh Chandra Mandal (both of Congress) won. In independent India’s first election in 1951,[2] Satish Chandra Roy Singha and Umesh Chandra Mandal (both of Congress) won from Dinhata.

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Dinhata. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Trinamool North MLA axed". The Telegraph, 14 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  19. ^ "7 - Dinhata Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
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