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Raiganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Raiganj
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Raiganj is located in West Bengal
Raiganj
Raiganj
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Constituency No 35
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Raiganj
Electorate (year) 149,300 (2011)

Raiganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 35 Raiganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Raiganj municipality, and Bahin, Maraikup, Gouri, Kamalabati I and Kamalabati II gram panchayats of Raiganj community development block.[1]

Raiganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 5 Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Raiganj Syama Prasad Barman Indian National Congress[2]
Gulam Hamidur Rahman Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Haji Badruddin Ahmad Indian National Congress[3]
Syama Prasad Barman Indian National Congress [3]
1962 Ramendranath Dutta Indian National Congress[4]
1967 N.N.Kundu Praja Socialist Party[5]
1969 Manash Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
1971 Ramendranath Dutta Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Ramendranath Dutta Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Khagendra Nath Sinha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1982 Dipendra Barman Indian National Congress[10]
1987 Khagendra Nath Sinha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 Khagendra Nath Sinha Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
1996 Dilip Kumar Das Indian National Congress[13]
2001 Chittaranjan Roy Indian National Congress[14]
2006 Chittaranajan Roy Indian National Congress[15]
2011 Mohit Sengupta Indian National Congress[16]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Mohit Sengupta of Congress defeated his nearest rival Kiranmoy Nanda of Samajwadi Party.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Raiganj constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Mohit Sengupta 62,864 49.69 +2.99
SP Kiranmoy Nanda 57,455 45.42
BJP Sachindra Nath Das 3,053 2.41
Independent Manjit Mandal 1,064
SUCI Sanatan Dutta 750
BSP Swapan Kumar Das 734
IPFB Anindya Ganguly 586
Turnout 126,506 84.73
INC hold Swing
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar Dinajpur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Indian National Congress 3 Increase2
Trinamool Congress 2 Increase2
Independent/ Rebel Congress 1 Increase1
Forward Bloc 2 Decrease0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease2
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 2 (See for details)


1977–2006

In the 2006[15] and 2001 state assembly elections[14] Chittaranjan Roy of Congress won the 31 Raiganj (SC) Assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Dilip Kumar Das of NCP and Harinarayan Roy of CPI(M) respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Dilip Kumar Das of Congress defeated Khagendra Nath Sinha of CPI(M) in 1996.[13] Khagendra Nath Sinha of CPI(M) defeated Dilip Das of Congress in 1991[12] and Dipendra Barman of Congress in 1987.[11] Dipendra Barman of Congress defeated Kahgendra Nath Sinha of CPI(M) in 1982.[10] Khagendra Nath Sinha of CPI(M) defeated Mahendranath Barman of Janata Party in 1977.[9][18]

1951–1972

Ramendranath Dutta of Congress won in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Manash Roy of CPI(M) won in 1969.[6] N.N.Kundu of PSP won in 1967.[5] Ramendranath Dutta of Congress won in 1962.[4] In 1957 and 1951 Raiganj was a joint seat. Hazi Badirudddin Ahmad and Syama Prasad Barman, both of Congress, won in 1957.[3] Syama Prasad Barman and Gulam Hamidur Rahman, both of Congress, won in 1951.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Raiganj. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "31 - Raiganj (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
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