Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Raiganj
Existence 1962-present
Reservation None
Current MP Mohammed Salim
Party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,387,526[1]
Assembly Constituencies Islampur
Goalpokhar
Chakulia
Karandighi
Hemtabad (SC)
Kaliaganj (SC)
Raiganj

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.

Assembly segments

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]

Members of Parliament

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 West Dinajpur Susil Ranjan Chattopadhyay Indian National Congress [3]
Second 1957-62 Selku Mardi Indian National Congress [4]
Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 Raiganj Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress [5]
Fourth 1967-71 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress [6]
Fifth 1971-77 Siddharta Shankar Ray Indian National Congress[7]
Sixth 1977-80 Md. Hayat Ali Bharatiya Lok Dal[8]
Seventh 1980-84 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress[9]
Eighth 1984-89 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress [10]
Ninth 1989-91 Golam Yazdani Indian National Congress [11]
Tenth 1991-96 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Eleventh 1996-98 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) [13]
Twelfth 1998-99 Subrata Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) [14]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[15]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress [16]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Deepa Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[17]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Mohammed Salim Communist Party of India (Marxist)[18]

Election results

General election 2014

General Elections, 2014: Raiganj[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Mohammed Salim 3,93,515 29.00 -9.93
INC Deepa Dasmunshi 3,91,881 28.50 -21.79
BJP Nimu Bhowmik 2,03,131 18.32 +14.14
Trinamool Congress 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 Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 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 2009

General Election, 2009: Raiganj[17]
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) Liberation 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
Turnout 898,399 81.05
INC hold Swing


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

General election 2004

General Election, 2004: Raiganj[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 421,904 46.20
CPI(M) Minati Ghosh 382,757 41.90
Trinamool Congress Dr. Zainal Abedin 57,931 6.30
Bahujan Samaj Party Anil Biswas 11,205 1.20
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation Ajit Das 11,154 1.20
Independent Subrata Adhikary 9,914 1.10
Independent Sukamal Biswas 9,624 1.10
CPI(ML) Liberation Achintya Tarafdar 7,037 0.80
Independent Ashis Saha 6,056 0.70
Turnout 9,13,637 79.6
INC hold Swing

By-election 1972

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 1,43,624 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 1,49,375
Independent S.K.Niyogi 5,751
Independent Md. Salimuddin 4,979
Majority 1,43,624
Turnout 1,60,105
INC hold Swing

General election 1971

General Election, 1971: Raiganj[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Siddhartha Shankar Ray 147,360 47.30
CPI(M) Subodh Sen 83,353 41.90
Forward Bloc 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

General elections1951-2004

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1951 149,398 30.84 Sunil Ranjan Chattopadhyay 59.45 Indian National Congress Narendra Mohan Sen 40.55 Communist Party of India[3]
1957 608460 41.28 Selku Mardi 29.12 Indian National Congress
Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee 26.18 Indian National Congress Narendra Mohan Sen 20.88 Communist Party of India[4]
1962 200,085 43.89 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee 42.51 Indian National Congress Asoke Nath Sen 27.23 Communist Party of India[5]
1967 276,115 56.67 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee 26.96 Indian National Congress N.K.Bose 26.58 Forward Bloc[6]
1972 311,567 54.83 Siddhartha Shankar Ray 49.55 Indian National Congress Subodh Sen 28.03 CPI(M)[7]
1977 347,200 61.60 Md. Hayat Ali 56.08 BLD Abedin Anowarul 36.13 Congress[8]
1980 482,480 69.61 Golam Yazdani 41.86 Congress Abdul Hafiz 41.58 CPI(M)[9]
1984 574,540 76.87 Golam Yazdani 48.39 Congress Subrata Mukherjee 44.79 CPI(M)[10]
1989 763,800 75.05 Golam Yazdani NA Congress Subrata Mukherjee 45.25 CPI(M)[11]
1991 763,110 75.05 Subrata Mukherjee 41.85 CPI(M) Golam Yazdani 37.80 Congress[12]
1996 901,720 81.15 Subrata Mukherjee 43.79 CPI(M) Golam Yazdani 42.54 Congress[13]
1998 898,300 79.76 Subrata Mukherjee 39.76 CPI(M) Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 39.05 Congress[14]
1999 885.41 77.35 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 46.74 Congress Subrata Mukherjee 38.15 CPI(M)[15]
2004 917,760 79.99 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 45.98 Congress Minati Ghosh 41.71 CPI(M)[16]

Note: In 1951 and 1957 the contest was in the West Dinajpur constituency. From 1962, it was Raiganj constituency.

References

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  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
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  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
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  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
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  16. ^ a b c "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 

See also

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

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