Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency)

Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Raiganj in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 5 Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Uttar Dinajpur district.

Raiganj
Lok Sabha Constituency
Interactive Map Outlining Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency
IncumbentDebasree Chaudhuri
Parliamentary PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Elected Year2019
Constituency Details
Established1962-present
ReservationNone
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,387,526[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesIslampur
Goalpokhar
Chakulia
Karandighi
Hemtabad (SC)
Kaliaganj (SC)
Raiganj

Assembly segmentsEdit

 
Parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal - 1. Cooch Behar, 2. Alipurduars, 3. Jalpaiguri, 4. Darjeeling, 5. Raiganj, 6. Balurghat, 7. Maldaha Uttar, 8. Maldaha Dakshin, 9. Jangipur, 10. Baharampur, 11. Murshidabad, 12. Krishnanagar, 13. Ranaghat, 14. Bangaon, 15. Barrackpore, 16. Dum Dum, 17. Barasat, 18. Basirhat, 19. Jaynagar, 20. Mathurapur, 21. Diamond Harbour, 22. Jadavpur, 23. Kolkata Dakshin, 24. Kolkata Uttar, 25. Howrah, 26. Uluberia, 27. Serampore, 28. Hooghly, 29. Arambagh, 30. Tamluk, 31, Kanthi, 32. Ghatal, 33. Jhargram, 34. Medinipur, 35. Purulia, 36. Bankura, 37. Bishnupur, 38. Bardhaman Purba, 39. Bardhaman Durgapur, 40. Asansol, 41. Bolpur, 42. Birbhum

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 5 Raiganj is composed of the following segments from 2009:[2]

Constituency number Name District Party MLA
29 Islampur Uttar Dinajpur AITC Abdul Karim Chowdhury
30 Goalpokhar Uttar Dinajpur AITC Md. Ghulam Rabbani
31 Chakulia Uttar Dinajpur AITC Minhajul Arfin Azad
32 Karandighi Uttar Dinajpur AITC Goutam Pal
33 Hemtabad (SC) Uttar Dinajpur AITC Satyajit Burman
34 Kaliaganj (SC) Uttar Dinajpur

BJP

Soumen Roy
35 Raiganj Uttar Dinajpur BJP Krishna Kalyani

Members of ParliamentEdit

Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Third 1962-67 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress [3]
Fourth 1967-71 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress [4]
Fifth 1971-72 Siddharta Shankar Ray Indian National Congress[5]
Bye Election, 1972 1972-77 Maya Ray Indian National Congress[6]
Sixth 1977-80 Md. Hayat Ali Bharatiya Lok Dal[7]
Seventh 1980-84 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress[8]
Eighth 1984-89 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress [9]
Ninth 1989-91 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress [10]
Tenth 1991-96 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Eleventh 1996-98 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Twelfth 1998-99 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[14]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress [15]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Deepa Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[16]
Sixteenth 2014-19 Mohammed Salim Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]
17th Lok Sabha 2019-Incumbent Debasree Chaudhuri Bharatiya Janata Party[18]

Election resultsEdit

General election 2019Edit

2019 Indian general election: Raiganj
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Debasree Chaudhuri 5,11,652 40.08 +21.76
AITC Kanaia Lal Agarwal 4,51,078 35.32 +17.93
CPI (M) Mohammed Salim 1,83,039 14.25 -14.75
INC Deepa Dasmunshi 83,662 6.55 -21.95
Majority 60,574 4.74
Turnout 12,78,076 79.82
BJP gain from CPI (M) Swing +18.26
e • d 2019 Indian general election: West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage Vote change %
AITC 22  12 43.00  4
BJP 18  16 40.00  23
INC 2  2 6.29  4
Left 0  2 7.57  24

Source: Election Results 2019

General election 2014Edit

2014 Indian general elections: Raiganj[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI (M) Mohammed Salim 3,17,515 29.00 -9.93
INC Deepa Dasmunshi 3,15,881 28.50 -21.79
BJP Nimu Bhowmik 2,03,131 18.32 +14.14
AITC Satya Ranjan Dasmunshi 1,92,634 17.39 +17.39
SP Sudip Ranjan Sen 32,303 2.91
SUCI(C) Dulal Rajbanshi 8,592 0.78
BSP Swapan Kumar Das 5,629 0.51
Independent Subrata Adhikary 5,548 0.50
JDP Bablu Soren 5,544 0.50
AAP Pasarul Alam 3,614 0.33
AIUDF Zameerul Hasan 3,471 0.31
Amra Bangalee Nandakishor Singha 3,338 0.30
NOTA None of the above 10,929 0.99 ---
Majority 1,634 0.15 -11.56
Turnout 11,08,193 79.87
CPI (M) gain from INC Swing -20.82
e • d 2014 Indian general election: West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34  15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2  7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0  2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0  2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0  2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4  2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2  1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0  1 0.7

Source: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties
General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled


General election 2009Edit

General Election, 2009: Raiganj[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Deepa Dasmunsi 451,776 50.29
CPI (M) Bireswar Lahiri 346,573 38.58
BJP Gopesh Chandra Sarkar 37,645 4.19
Independent Abdul Karim Chowdhary 18,427 2.05
Independent Manas Jana 10,426 1.16
BSP Akhil Ranjan Mondal 7,592 0.85
RDMP Faiz Rahaman 7,834 0.87
CPI(ML)L Suleman Hafiji 4,316 0.48
Independent Upendra Nath Das 4,157 0.46
Independent Anil Biswas 3,844 0.43
Independent Nachhir Ali Pramanik 3,212 0.36
JD(U) Matiur Rahman 2,597 0.29
Majority 1,05,203
Turnout 8,98,399 81.05
INC hold Swing

Abdul Karim Chowdhary, contesting as an Independent candidate, was a rebel Trinamool Congress Leader.

General election 2004Edit

General Election, 2004: Raiganj[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 421,904 46.20
CPI (M) Minati Ghosh 382,757 41.90
AITC Dr. Zainal Abedin 57,931 6.30
BSP Anil Biswas 11,205 1.20
CPI(ML) (Liberation) Ajit Das 11,154 1.20
Independent Subrata Adhikary 9,914 1.10
Independent Sukamal Biswas 9,624 1.10
NCP Achintya Tarafdar 7,037 0.80
Independent Ashis Saha 6,056 0.70
Turnout 9,13,637 79.6
INC hold Swing

By-election 1972Edit

A by-election was held in this constituency in 1972 which was necessitated by the resignation of sitting MP Siddhartha Shankar Ray and his subsequent election to the State Assembly from the Chowranghee (Vidhan Sabha constituency). In the by-election, Maya Ray of Congress defeated his nearest rival S.K.NIyogi of United Front Supported Independent Candidate by 143,624 votes, thus breaking the record of Siddhartha Shankar Ray who had won the seat in 2009 by 64,007 votes.

Indian Parliamentary bye election, 1972: Raiganj constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Maya Ray 149,375
Independent S.K.Niyogi 5,751
Independent Md. Salimuddin 4,979
Majority 143,624
Turnout 1,60,105
INC hold Swing

General election 1971Edit

General Election, 1971: Raiganj[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Siddhartha Shankar Ray 147,360 47.30
CPI (M) Subodh Sen 83,353 41.90
AIFB Nirmal Kumar Basu 34,956 11.20
NC(O) Muzaffar Hussain 18,962 6.10
PSP Md. Salimuddin 12,786 4.10
Turnout 9,13,637 79.6
Majority 64,007 (20.5%)
INC hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
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  6. ^ "Maya Roy Won Raiganj Bye Poll In 1972 as Congress Candidate by a Big Margin". The Hindu, 4 December 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
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  18. ^ "General Election 2019 - Election Commission of India". results.eci.gov.in. Retrieved 27 May 2019.

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12