Kurseong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) West Bengal Legislative Assembly constituency

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Kurseong
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kurseong is located in West Bengal
Kurseong
Kurseong
Location in West Bengal
Kurseong is located in India
Kurseong
Kurseong
Kurseong (India)
Coordinates: 26°53′N 88°17′E / 26.883°N 88.283°E / 26.883; 88.283Coordinates: 26°53′N 88°17′E / 26.883°N 88.283°E / 26.883; 88.283
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictDarjeeling
Constituency No24
TypeOpen
Lok Sabha constituency4 Darjeeling
Electoral systemFirst past the post

Kurseong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview

Kurseong train builting

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 24 Kurseong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Kurseong municipality, Kurseong community development block, Mirik municipality, Mirik community development block, Rangli Rangliot community development block, Gorabari Margaret's Hope, Lower Sonada I, Lower Sonada II, Munda Kothi and Upper Sonada gram panchayats of Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri community development block, and (i) Sitong Forest (Village), (ii) Sivok Hill Forest (Village), and (iii) Sivok Forest (Village) in Champasari GP of Matigara community development block.[1]

Kurseong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 4 Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[2]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Kurseong-Siliguri Tenzing Wangdi Indian National Congress
1951 Kurseong-Siliguri George Mahbert Independent
1951 Jorebungalow Shiva Kumar Rai Independent/Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1957 Jorebungalow Bhadra Bahadur Hamal Communist Party of India
1962 Jorebungalow Bhadra Bahadur Hamal Communist Party of India
1967 Jorebungalow Nanda Lal Gurung Independent/Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1969 Jorebungalow Nanda Lal Gurung Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1971 Jorebungalow Ananda Prasad Pathak Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1972 Jorebungalow Nanda Lal Gurung Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League
1977 Kurseong Dawa Narbula Indian National Congress
1982 Kurseong Harka Bahadur Rai Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1987 Kurseong Harka Bahadur Rai Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1991 Kurseong Nar Bahadur Chhetri Independent/Gorkha National Liberation Front
1996 Kurseong Shanta Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front
2001 Kurseong Shanta Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front
2006 Kurseong Shanta Chhetri Gorkha National Liberation Front
2011 Kurseong Rohit Sharma Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
2016 Kurseong Rohit Sharma Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
2021 Kurseong Bishnu Prasad Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results[2]

2021 Election

In the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Bishnu Prasad Sharma of BJP defeated his nearest rival Tshering Lama Dahal of GJM (Binay faction).

2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Kurseong constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Bishnu Prasad Sharma 73,475 41.86 Winner
GJM (Binay faction) Tshering Lama Dahal 57,960 33.02
GJM (Bimal faction) Narbu Lama 33,094 18.85
CPI (M) Uttam Brahman 2,545 1.45
ABGL (Laxman faction) Ugam Lama 2,299 1.31
ABGL (Bharati faction) Bikram Rai 1,429 0.81
Independent Pranav Pradhan 1,366 0.78
Independent Bhupendra Lepcha 960 0.55
NOTA None of the Above 2,417 1.38
Majority 15,515 8.84
Turnout 1,75,545
BJP gain from GJM Swing

2016 Election

In the 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Rohit Sharma of GJM defeated his nearest rival Shanta Chhetri of TMC.

2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Kurseong constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
GJM Rohit Sharma 86,947 53.02 Winner
AITC Shanta Chhetri 53,221 32.45
CPRM Arun Kumar Ghatani 12,219 7.45
GRC Dhurba Dewan 4,160 2.53
NOTA None of the Above 7,426 4.53
Majority 33,726 20.57
Turnout 1,63,973
GJM hold Swing

2011 Election

In the 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Rohit Sharma of GJM defeated his nearest rival Pemu Chhetri of GNLF.

2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Kurseong constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
GJM Rohit Sharma 1,14,297 74.00 Winner
GNLF Pemu Chhetri 21,201 13.72
Independent Bhupendra Lepcha 5,963 3.86
ABGL Shiva Kumar Pradhan 4,463 2.89
INC Chhabi Chandra Rai 4,272 2.76
CPI (M) Deepa Chettri 4,253 2.75
Majority 93,096 60.28
Turnout 1,54,449
GJM gain from GNLF Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Election Results - Full Statistical Reports". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
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