Kumargram Assembly constituency

Kumargram
Assembly constituency
Kumargram is located in West Bengal
Kumargram
Kumargram
Location in West Bengal
Kumargram is located in India
Kumargram
Kumargram
Kumargram (India)
Coordinates: 26°36′50″N 89°49′30″E / 26.61389°N 89.82500°E / 26.61389; 89.82500Coordinates: 26°36′50″N 89°49′30″E / 26.61389°N 89.82500°E / 26.61389; 89.82500
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictAlipurduar
Constituency No10
TypeReserved for ST
Lok Sabha constituency2 Alipurduars (ST)
Electorate (year)205,554 (2011)[1]
243,359 (2016)[2]
272,924 (2021)[3]
Government
 • IncumbentManoj Kumar Oraon (Bharatiya Janata Party)

Kumargarm Assembly constituency is an assembly constituency in Alipurduar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled tribes.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 10 Kumargram (ST) covers Kumargram community development block and Bhatibari, Kohinoor, Mahakalguri Parokata, Samuktala, Tatpara I and Turturi gram panchayats in Alipurduar II community development block.[4]

Kumargram Assembly constituency is part of No. 2 Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency) (ST).[4]

Members of Legislative Assembly

List of members of Legislative Assembly:[5]

Election
Year
Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1967 Pjush Kanti Mukherjee Indian National Congress
1969
1971
1972 Debabrata Chatterjee
1977 John Arther Baxla Revolutionary Socialist Party
1982 Subodh Oraon
1987
1991 Salib Toppo
1996
2001 Dasrath Tirkey
2006
2011
2014 (by-election) Manoj Kumar Oraon
2016 James Kujur All India Trinamool Congress
2021 Manoj Kumar Oraon Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results

2021

In the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Manoj Kumar Oraon of BJP defeated his nearest rival Leos Kujur of TMC.[5]

2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Kumargram (ST) constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Manoj Kumar Oraon 1,11,974 48.16 Winner
AITC Leos Kujur 1,00,973 43.43
RSP Kishor Minz 11,253 4.84
Independent Aron Murmu 1,781 0.77
Kamtapur People's Party Shrilal Oron 1,651 0.71
JD(U) Kalawati Chik Baraik 1,399 0.60
Independent Shailen Marandi 740 0.32
None of the Above None of the Above 2,718 1.17
Turnout 2,32,489
BJP gain from AITC Swing

2016

In the 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, James Kujur of TMC defeated his nearest rival Manoj Kumar Oraon of RSP.

2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Kumargram (ST) constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC James Kujur 77,668 37.27 Winner
RSP Manoj Kumar Oraon 71,515 34.32
BJP Leos Kujur 45,137 21.66
JMM Vinay Kr. Minj 3,296 1.58
BSP Eliash Narjinary 2,737 1.31
SUCI(C) Ram Oraon 2,179 1.05
None of the Above None of the Above 5,874 2.82
Majority 6,153 2.95
Turnout 2,08,406 85.64
AITC gain from RSP Swing

2014 Bye election

In the bye-elections held in 2014, Manoj Kumar Oraon of RSP defeated Joachim Baxla of AITC by 2,667 votes.

2014 West Bengal Legislative Assembly bye- election: Kumargram (ST) constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
RSP Manoj Kumar Oraon 65,634 34.79
AITC Joachim Baxla 62,967 33.38
BJP Binod Minj 44,039 23.34
INC Clement Dungdung 16,020 8.49
NOTA None of the above 4,377
Majority 2,677 1.35
Turnout 197,414 96.04
RSP hold Swing

2011

In the 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Dasrath Tirkey of RSP defeated his nearest rival Joachim Baxla of Trinamool Congress.

2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Kumargram (ST) constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
RSP Dasrath Tirkey 71,545 40.84 Winner
AITC Joachim Baxla 58,964 33.66
JMM Vinay Kumar Minj 18,784 10.72
BJP Hopna Soren 12,488 7.13
Independent Hira Charan Narjinari 4,687 2.68
Independent Sanjib Kumar Narjinari 2,960 1.69
BSP Eliash Narjinary 2,782 1.59
Independent Khulu Saren 1,751 1.00
Rashtriya Deshaj Party Sushila Lakra 1,220 0.70
Majority 12,581 7.18
Turnout 1,75,181 85.22
RSP hold Swing

1977-2006

Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Dasrath Tirkey of RSP defeated Swapan Kujur and Paresh Chandra Das respectively, both Trinamool Congress. Salib Toppo of RSP defeated Krishna Chik Baraik of Congress in 1996 and Dudsai Topp of Congress in 1991. Subodh Oraon of RSP defeated Khagendra Nath Thakur of Congress in 1987. Subodh Oraon of RSP defeated Dutsai Toppo of Congress in 1982. John Arther Baxla of RSP defeated Konda Bhagat of Congress in 1977.

1967-1972

Debabrata Chatterjee of Congress won in 1972. Pijush Kanti Mukherjee of Congress won in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Prior to that the Kumargram seat was not there. In 1962 and 1957, Pijush Kanti Mukherjee of Congress won from the Alipurduars Assembly constituency. In independent India's first election in 1951, Alipurduars was a joint seat. Pijush Kanti Mukherjee and Dhirandra Nath Brahma Mandal won from there.

References

  1. ^ "West Bengal 2011". Election Commission of India. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  2. ^ "West Bengal General Legislative Election 2016". Election Commission of India. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  3. ^ "West Bengal General Legislative Election 2021". Election Commission of India. 21 June 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Election Results - Full Statistical Reports". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
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