Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency


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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.

1 Assembly segments
2 Election results
3 Results prior to 2009


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:

Islampur (assembly constituency no. 29)
Goalpokhar (assembly constituency no. 30)
Chakulia (assembly constituency no. 31)
Karandighi (assembly constituency no. 32)
Hemtabad (SC) (assembly constituency no. 33)
Kaliaganj (SC) (assembly constituency no. 34)
Raiganj (assembly constituency no. 35)

In 2004, Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:

Goalpokhar (assembly constituency no. 29)
Karandighi (assembly constituency no. 30)
Raiganj (SC) (assembly constituency no. 31)
Itahar (assembly constituency no. 34)
Kharba (assembly constituency no. 41)
Harishchandrapur (assembly constituency no. 42)
Ratua (assembly constituency no. 43)


Election results


General Election, 2009: Raiganj
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress 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)(L) 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
Congress hold Swing



 Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha



Results prior to 2009


Results of elections held prior to 2009 are summarised below:


1951-1971


The winners are shown below. 
Year Winner Party
1951 Ranjan Chattopadhyay Congress
1957 Selku Mardi Congress
Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Congress
1962 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Congress
1967 Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Congress
1971 Siddhartha Shankar Ray Congress


1977-2004


Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1977[6] 347,200 61.60 Md. Hayat Ali 56.08 BLD Abedin Anowarul 36.13 Congress
1980 482,480 69.61 Golam Yazdani 41.86 Congress Abdul Hafiz 41.58 CPI(M)
1984 574,540 76.87 Golam Yazdani 48.39 Congress Subrata Mukherjee 44.79 CPI(M)
1989 763,800 75.05 Golam Yazdani NA Congress Subrata Mukherjee 45.25 CPI(M)
1991 763,110 75.05 Subrata Mukherjee 41.85 CPI(M) Golam Yazdani 37.80 Congress
1996 901,720 81.15 Subrata Mukherjee 43.79 CPI(M) Golam Yazdani 42.54 Congress
1998 898,300 79.76 Subrata Mukherjee 39.76 CPI(M) Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 39.05 Congress
1999 885.41 77.35 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 46.74 Congress Subrata Mukherjee 38.15 CPI(M)
2004 917,760 79.99 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 45.98 Congress Minati Ghosh 41.71 CPI(M)

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