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Itahar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Itahar
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Itahar is located in West Bengal
Itahar
Itahar
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Constituency No 36
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Balurghat
Electorate 164,068 (2011)

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

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 36 Itahar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Itahar community development block.[1]

Itahar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 6 Balurghat (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1] It was earlier part of Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency)

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Itahar Banamali Das Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Basanta Lal Chatterjee Communist Party of India[3]
1962 Dr. Zainal Abedin Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Dr. Zainal Abedin Indian National Congress[5]
1969 Dr. Zainal Abedin Indian National Congress[6]
1971 Dr. Zainal Abedin Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Dr. Zainal Abedin Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Dr. Zainal Abedin Indian National Congress[9]
1982 Dr. Zainal Abedin Indian National Congress (Socialist)[10]
1987 Swadesh Chaki Communist Party of India[11]
1991 Dr. Zainal Abedin Indian National Congress[12]
1996 Srikumar Muherjee Communist Party of India[13]
2001 Srikumar Mukherjee Communist Party of India[14]
2006 Srikumar Mukherjee Communist Party of India[15]
2011 Amal Acharjee All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Amal Acharjee of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Srikumar Mukherjee of CPI.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Itahar constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Amal Acharjee 61,707 43.95 -6.17#
CPI Srikumar Mukherjee 54,655 38.93 -8.19
Independent Md. Rakbul Boksh 16,803 11.97
BJP Suman Kumar Acharjee 2,794
Independent Manik Chandra Sarkar 2,222
JDP Hopna Murmu 889
IPFB Abdur Razzaque 679
CPI(ML) Liberation Suleman Hafiji 653
Turnout 140,402 85.58
AITMC gain from CPI Swing 1.98#

Md. Rakbul Boksh, contesting as an independent candidate was a rebel Trinamool Congress candidate. He was suspended from the party.[18]

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar Dinajpur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Indian National Congress 3 Increase2
Trinamool Congress 2 Increase2
Independent/ Rebel Congress 1 Increase1
Forward Bloc 2 Decrease0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease2
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 2 (See for details)


1977–2006

In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections Srikumar Mukherjee of CPI won the 34 Itahar assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Amal Acharjee of Congress in 2006,[15] Dr. Zainal Abedin of NCP in 2001[14] and Dr. Zainal Abedin representing Congress in 1996.[13] Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Dr. Zainal Abedin of Congress defeated Swadesh Chaki of CPI in 1991.[12] Swadesh Chaki of CPI defeated Dr. Zainal Abedin of Congress in 1987.[11] Dr. Zainal Abedin of ICS/Congress defeated Basanta Lala Chatterjee of CPI in 1982[10] and Salil Kumar Guha of CPI(M) in 1977.[9][19]

1951–1972

Dr. Zainal Abedin of Congress won in 1972,[8] 1971,[7] 1969,[6] 1967[5] and 1962.[4] Basanta Lal Chatterjee of CPI won in 1957.[3] Banamali Das of Congress won in 1951.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Itahar. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Trinamul plans boycott if Deepa strays MP’s choice: campaign for all or not at all". The Telegraph, 6 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  19. ^ "34 - Itahar Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
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