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Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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

Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Darjeeling is located in West Bengal
Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Location in West Bengal
Darjeeling is located in India
Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Darjeeling (India)
Coordinates: 27°02′20″N 88°15′50″E / 27.03889°N 88.26389°E / 27.03889; 88.26389Coordinates: 27°02′20″N 88°15′50″E / 27.03889°N 88.26389°E / 27.03889; 88.26389
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictDarjeeling
Constituency No23
TypeOpen
Lok Sabha constituency4 Darjeeling
Electoral systemFirst past the post

Contents

OverviewEdit

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 23 Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Darjeeling municipality, Darjeeling Pulbazar community development block and Dhootria Kalej Valley, Ghum Khasmahal, Sukhia-Simana, Rangbhang Gopaldhara, Pokhriabong I, Pokhriabong II, Pokhriabong III, Lingia Maraybong, Permaguri Tamsang, Plungdung and Rangbull gram panchayats of Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri community development block.[1]

Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 4 Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[2]Edit

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Darjeeling Dalbahadur Singh Gahatraj Independent
1957 Darjeeling Deo Prakash Rai Independent/Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1962 Darjeeling Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1967 Darjeeling Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1969 Darjeeling Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1971 Darjeeling Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1972 Darjeeling Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1977 Darjeeling Deo Prakash Rai Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1982 Darjeeling Dawa Lama Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1987 Darjeeling Dawa Lama Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1991 Darjeeling Narendra Kumai Independent/Gorkha National Liberation Front
1996 Darjeeling Nar Bahadur Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front
2001 Darjeeling D.K. Pradhan Gorkha National Liberation Front
2006 Darjeeling Pranay Rai Gorkha National Liberation Front
2011 Darjeeling Trilok Dewan Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
2016 Darjeeling Amar Singh Rai Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
2019 Darjeeling Neeraj Zimba Bharatiya Janta Party

Election resultsEdit

2019 By ElectionEdit

In the West Bengal Legislative Assembly by-election 2019, Neeraj Zimba of BJP defeated his nearest rival Binay Tamang (Independent).

By Election, 2019: Darjeeling constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Neeraj Zimba 88,161 61.80 Winner
GJM (Binay faction)/Independent Binay Tamang 41,623 29.18
JAP Amar Lama 3,242 2.27
CPI (M) K.B. Wattar 2,087 1.46
Independent Swaraj Thapa 1,768 1.24
Independent Sarda Rai Subba 1,270 0.89
Indian Democratic Republican Front Sanjay Thakuri 1,183 0.83
GRC Amar Luksom 1,166 0.82
ABGL Biplov Rai 668 0.47
NOTA None of the above 1,487 1.04
Turnout 142,655

2016 Election[2]Edit

In the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016, Amar Singh Rai of GJM defeated his nearest rival Sarda Rai Subba of TMC.

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016: Darjeeling constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±
GJM Amar Singh Rai 95,386 59.85 Winner
AITC Sarda Rai Subba 45,473 28.53
CPRM Govind Chettri 8,982 5.63
GRC Ashok Kumar Lepcha 3,716 2.33
NOTA None of the Above 5,817 3.65
Turnout 159,374

2011 Election[2]Edit

In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011, Trilok Dewan of GJM defeated his nearest rival Bim Subba of GNLF.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Darjeeling constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±
GJM Trilok Dewan 120,532 78.50 Winner
GNLF Bim Subba 13,997 9.11
ABGL Bharati Tamang 11,198 7.29
CPI (M) K.B. Wattar 5,353 3.48
INC Nahakul Chandra Chhetri 2,463 1.60
Turnout 153,543

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of Indial. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Election Results - Full Statistical Reports". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 April 2019.