Falakata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) West Bengal Legislative Assembly constituency

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Falakata
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Falakata is located in West Bengal
Falakata
Falakata
Location in West Bengal
Falakata is located in India
Falakata
Falakata
Falakata (India)
Coordinates: 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.533°N 89.200°E / 26.533; 89.200Coordinates: 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.533°N 89.200°E / 26.533; 89.200
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictAlipurduar
Constituency No13
TypeReserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency2 Alipurduars (ST)
Electorate (year)189,309 (2011)

Falakata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Alipurduar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 13 Falakata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Falakata community development block and Purba Kanthalbari gram panchayat of Alipurduar I community development block.[1]

Falakata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 2 Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency) (ST).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[2]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1957 Falakata Jagadananda Roy Praja Socialist Party
1962 Hiralal Singha Indian National Congress
1967 Jagadananda Roy Praja Socialist Party
1969 Jagadananda Roy Indian National Conress
1971 Jagadananda Roy Indian National Congress
1972 Jagadananda Roy Indian National Congress
1977 Jogendra Nath Singha Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1982 Jogendra Nath Singha Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1987 Jogendra Nath Singha Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1991 Jogesh Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1996 Jogesh Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2001 Jogesh Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2006 Jogesh Chandra Barman Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2011 Anil Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress
2016 Anil Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress
2021 Dipak Barman Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results[2]

2021

In the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Dipak Barman of BJP defeated his nearest rival Subhash Chandra Roy of TMC.

2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Falakata (SC) constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Dipak Barman 1,02,993 46.71 Winner
AITC Subhash Chandra Roy 99,003 44.90
CPI (M) Kshitish Chandra Ray 10,772 4.89
Independent Dipak Chandra Mandal (Santosh) 1,678 0.76
Independent Swapan Roy 1,645 0.75
Samajwadi Jan Parishad Tapan Adhikari 1,377 0.62
SUCI(C) Tarani Roy 613 0.28
Amra Bangalee Bimal Roy 449 0.20
NOTA None of the Above 1,970 0.89
Turnout 2,20,500
BJP gain from AITC Swing

2016

In the 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Anil Adhikari of TMC defeated his nearest rival Kshitish Chandra Ray of CPI(M).

2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Falakata (SC) constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Anil Adhikari 86,647 43.77 Winner
CPI (M) Kshitish Chandra Ray 69,808 35.27
BJP Narayan Chandra Mondal 30,639 15.48
Independent Bishnupada Roy 3,007 1.52
Independent Paritosh Ch. Roy 2,016 1.02
SUCI(C) Tarani Roy 1,344 0.68
Independent Naresh Chandra Barman 667 0.34
NOTA None of the Above 3,812 1.93
Majority 16,839 8.50
Turnout 1,97,940 87.13
AITC hold Swing

2011

In the 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Anil Adhikari of TMC defeated his nearest rival Rabindra Nath Barman of CPI(M).

2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Falakata (SC) constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Anil Adhikari 77,821 47.44 Winner
CPI (M) Rabindra Nath Barman 69,775 42.54
BJP Hemanta Kumar Ray 9,848 6.00
Independent Paritosh Ch. Roy 3,691 2.25
Samajwadi Jan Parishad Ashok Kumar Roybir 2,891 1.76
Majority 8,046 4.90
Turnout 1,64,026 86.58
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing

1977-2006

In the 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 state assembly elections, Jogesh Chandra Barman of CPI(M) won the Falakata assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Anil Adhikari of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and 2001, and Gajendra Nath Barman of Congress in 1996 and 1991. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Jogendra Nath Singha Roy of CPI(M) defeated Lalit Mohan Roy of Congress in 1987, Jogesh Chandra Ray of Congress in 1982 and Gajendra Nath Barman of Congress in 1977.

1957–1972

Jagadananda Roy of Congress won the seat in 1972, 1971 and 1969. Jagadananda Roy representing PSP won the seat in 1967. Hiralal Singha of Congress won in 1962. Jagadananda Roy of PSP won in 1957.

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Election Results - Full Statistical Reports". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
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