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Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Country  India
District  Darjeeling
Type  Open
State  West Bengal
Constituency No  23
Lok Sabha constituency  4 Darjeeling
Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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



As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 23 Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Darjeeling municipality, Darjeeling Pulbazar community development block and Dhootria Kalej Valley, Ghum Khasmahal, Sukhia-Simana, Rangbhang Gopaldhara, Pokhriabong I, Pokhriabong II, Pokhriabong III, Lingia Maraybong, Permaguri Tamsang, Plungdung and Rangbull gram panchayats of Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri community development block.

Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 4 Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency).

2016 Election

In the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016, Amar Singh Rai of GJM defeated his nearest rival Sarda Rai Subba of TMC.


In the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011, Trilok Dewan of GJM defeated his nearest rival Bim Subba of GNLF.


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Pranay Rai of GNLF won the Darjeeling assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Amar Lama, Independent/ABGL. Contests in most years were multi-cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. D.K. Pradhan of GNLF defeated Sawan Rai, Independent/CPRM, in 2001. Nar Bahadur Chhetri of GNLF defeated Kamala Sanskrityayan of CPI(M) in 1996. Narendra Kumai, Independent, defeated J.D.S. Rai of ABGL in 1991. Dawa Lama of CPI(M) defeated P.P. Rai, Independent, in 1987 and J.D.S. Rai in 1982. Deo Prakash Rai, Independent/ABGL, defeated Sadgopal Lepcha of CPI(M) in 1977.


Deo Prakash Rai of IGL/Independent won in 1972, 1971, 1969, 1967, 1962 and 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Dalbahadur Singh Gahatraj, Independent, won.


Darjeeling (Vidhan Sabha constituency) Wikipedia

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