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Islampur, Uttar Dinajpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

 

Islampur, Uttar Dinajpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Islampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Islampur is located in West Bengal
Islampur
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Constituency No 29
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Raiganj
Electorate (year) 149,992 (2011)

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

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Members of Legislative Assembly 2
  • Election results 3
    • 2011 3.1
    • 1977-2006 3.2
    • 1951 3.3
  • References 4

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 29 Islampur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Islampur municipality, and Agdimti Khanti, Gaisal I, Gaisal II, Gunjaria, Islampur, Matikunda I, Matikunda II, Panditpota I, Panditpota II, Ramganj I and Ramganj II gram panchayats of Islampur community development block.[1]

Islampur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 5 Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] It was earlier part of Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency)

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951* Islampur Chowdhary Mohammad Afaque Indian National Congress[2]
1977 Abdul Karim Chowdhary Independent[3]
1982 Chowdhari Md. Abdulkarim Indian National Congress[4]
1987 Md. Faruque Azam Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
1991 Abdul Karim Chowdhary Indian National Congress[6]
1996 Abdul Karim Chowdhary Indian National Congress[7]
2001 Abdul Karim Chowdhary All India Trinamool Congress[8]
2006 Md. Faruque Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
2011 Abdul Karim Chowdhary All India Trinamool Congresst[10]

.* The area was in Bihar at the time of election.

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Abdul Karim Chowdhury of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Sayeda Farhat Afroz of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Islampur constituency[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Abdul Karim Chowdhury 49,326 41.48 +2.34#
CPI(M) Sayeda Farhat Afroz 38,054 32.00 -13.21
Independent Kanaia Lal Agarwal 20,870 17.55
BJP Nepal Dutta 5,772 4.85
Independent Md. Nadeem Akhter 2,941
BSP Umar Ali 1,944
Turnout 118,907 79.28
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 15.55#

Kanaia Lal Agarwal, Chairman of Islampur municipality, run by the Congress, was the rebel Congress candidate who contested as an Independent from Islampur. He was suspended from the party but the Raiganj MP, Deepa Dasmunsi, campaigned for him.[12]

.# Swing calculated on Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) vote percentages, as there was a rebel Congress candidate.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar Dinajpur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Indian National Congress 3 2
Trinamool Congress 2 2
Independent/ Rebel Congress 1 1
Forward Bloc 2 0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 2
Communist Party of India 0 1

Note: New constituencies – 2 (See for details)


1977-2006

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[9] Md. Faruque of CPI(M) won the Islampur assembly constituency defeating his nearest rival Abdul Karim Chowdhary of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Abdul Karim Chowdhary representing Trinamool Congress in 2001[8] and Congress in 1996[7] and 1991[6] defeated Md. Faruque Azam of CPI(M). Md. Faruque Azam of CPI(M) defeated Abdul Karim Chowdhary of Congress in 1987.[5] Abdul Karim Chowdhary of Congress/ Independent defeated Md. Faiukazam of CPI(M) in 1982[4] and Goutam Gupta, Independent, in 1977.[3][13]

1951

Although Islampur constituency was formed in West Bengal in 1977, it was a constituency in independent India's first election in 1951, when the area was part of Bihar. Chowdhary Mohamad Afaque of Congress won the Islampur seat in 1951.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). west Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of Bihar" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data – Constituency No. 194. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Islampur. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Deepa backs rebels under Sonia nose - MP pleads for Congress ‘soldiers’". The Telegraph, 16 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "28 - Islampur Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
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