Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Existence1977-present
ReservationReserved for ST
Current MPJohn Barla
PartyBJP
Elected Year2019
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,470,911[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesTufanganj
Kumargram (ST)
Kalchini (ST)
Alipurduars
Falakata (SC)
Madarihat (ST)
Nagrakata (ST)

Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Alipurduar in West Bengal. While six assembly segments of No. 2 Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Alipurduar district, one segment is in Cooch Behar district. The seat is reserved for scheduled tribes.

Assembly segments[edit]

Parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal - 1. Cooch Behar, 2. Alipurduars, 3. Jalpaiguri, 4. Darjeeling, 5. Raiganj, 6. Balurghat, 7. Maldaha Uttar, 8. Maldaha Dakshin, 9. Jangipur, 10. Baharampur, 11. Murshidabad, 12. Krishnanagar, 13. Ranaghat, 14. Bangaon, 15. Barrackpore, 16. Dum Dum, 17. Barasat, 18. Basirhat, 19. Jaynagar, 20. Mathurapur, 21. Diamond Harbour, 22. Jadavpur, 23. Kolkata Dakshin, 24. Kolkata Uttar, 25. Howrah, 26. Uluberia, 27. Serampore, 28. Hooghly, 29. Arambagh, 30. Tamluk, 31, Kanthi, 32. Ghatal, 33. Jhargram, 34. Medinipur, 35. Purulia, 36. Bankura, 37. Bishnupur, 38. Bardhaman Purba, 39. Bardhaman Durgapur, 40. Asansol, 41. Bolpur, 42. Birbhum

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 2 Alipurduars, reserved for Scheduled tribes (ST), is composed of the following assembly segments from 2009:[2]

Members of the Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Sixth 1977-80 Pius Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party[3]
Seventh 1980-84
Eighth 1984-89
Ninth 1989-91
Tenth 1991-96
Eleventh 1996-98 Joachim Baxla
Twelfth 1998-99
Thirteenth 1999-04
Fourteenth 2004-09
Fifteenth 2009-14 Manohar Tirkey
Sixteenth 2014-19 Dasrath Tirkey All India Trinamool Congress[4]
Seventeenth 2019-incumbent John Barla Bharatiya Janata Party[5]

General election results[edit]

General election 2019[edit]

2019 Indian general election: Alipurduars
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP John Barla 7,50,804 54.40 +27.10
AITC Dasrath Tirkey 5,06,815 36.72 +7.26
RSP Mili Oraon 54,010 3.91 -23.81
INC Mohanlal Basumata 27,427 1.99 -7.50
Independent Prasen Jayant Kindo 11,518 0.83 N/A
Independent Gregory Trikey 4,303 0.31 N/A
SUCI(C) Rabichan Rabha 4,165 0.30 -0.28
NOTA None of the above 21,175 1.53 -0.09
Majority 2,43,989 17.68
Turnout 13,81,176 83.79 +0.61
Registered electors 16,48,383
BJP gain from AITC Swing +9.92


e • d 2019 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage Vote change %
Trinamool Congress 22 Decrease12 43.00 Increase4
Bharatiya Janata Party 18 Increase16 40.00 Increase23
Indian National Congress 2 Decrease2 6.29 Decrease4
Left Front 0 Decrease2 7.57 Decrease24

Source: Election Results 2019 Note: The vote share may change marginally once the final data is released by Election Commission.


General election 2014[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Alipurduars[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Dasrath Tirkey 3,62,453 29.46 +0.32
RSP Manohar Tirkey 3,41,056 27.72 -13.50
BJP Birendra Bara Oraon 3,35,857 27.30 +5.90
INC Joseph Munda 1,16,718 9.49 +9.49
BSP Eliash Narjinary 11,039 0.90
Independent Paul Dexion Khariya 10,450 0.85
Independent Kapin Ch. Boro 7,676 0.63
SUCI(C) Subash Chik Baraik 7,131 0.58
RJSP Ishabela Kujur 5,961 0.49
Samajwadi Jan Parishad Bilkan Bara 5,340 0.44
NOTA None of the Above 19,885 1.62 ---
Majority 21,397 1.74 -10.34
Turnout 13,32,409 83.18
AITC gain from RSP Swing -6.43


e • d 2014 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties
General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled


General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Alipurduars[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
RSP Manohar Tirkey 384,890 41.22
AITC Paban Kumar Lakra 272,068 29.14
BJP Manoj Tigga 199,843 21.40
Independent Joachim Baxla 18,855 2.02
Independent Pauldexion Khariya 16,856 1.81
BSP Elias Narjinary 14,155 1.52
SWJP Bilkan Bara 9,659 1.03
Independent Thaddeus Lakra 8,750 0.94
Independent Kamal Lama 8,658 0.93
Turnout 933,734 75.96
RSP hold Swing

General elections 1977-2004[edit]

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1977 Pius Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party Tuna Oraon Indian National Congress[3]
1980 Pius Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party Tuna Oraon Indian National Congress (I)[7]
1984 Pius Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party Philip Minj Indian National Congress[8]
1989 Pius Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party Denis Lakra Indian National Congress[9]
1991 Pius Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party Philip Minj Indian National Congress[10]
1996 Joachim Baxla Revolutionary Socialist Party Pius Tirkey Indian National Congress[11]
1998 Joachim Baxla Revolutionary Socialist Party Dhirendra Narjinarai Bharatiya Janata Party[12]
1999 Joachim Baxla Revolutionary Socialist Party Dhirendra Narjinarai Bharatiya Janata Party[13]
2004 Joachim Baxla Revolutionary Socialist Party Manoj Tigga Bharatiya Janata Party[14]
2009 Manohar Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party Paban Kumar Lakra All India Trinamool Congress
2014 Dasrath Tirkey All India Trinamool Congress Manohar Tirkey Revolutionary Socialist Party
2019 John Barla Bharatiya Janata Party Dasrath Tirkey All India Trinamool Congress

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  5. ^ "General Elections 2019 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  6. ^ "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  7. ^ "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  8. ^ "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  9. ^ "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  10. ^ "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  11. ^ "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  12. ^ "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  13. ^ "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  14. ^ "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.

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Coordinates: 26°30′N 89°31′E / 26.50°N 89.52°E / 26.50; 89.52