Matigara-Naxalbari Assembly Elections 2016

The BJP has led over the TMC by impressive 9,677 votes in 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Matigara-Naxalbari assembly segment in Darjeeling parliamentary seat. However, if the results of the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad are taken into account, BJP has been relegated to the third place in the constituency. On the other had the Left was ahead of TMC by 4,884 votes. Congress which currently holds the seat has been relegated to the fourth place.

Matigara-Naxalbari Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Sankar Malakar INC Won
Amar Sinha AITC 67814
Anandamoy Barman BJP 44625
Nota Nota 3307
Bidur Barman KPP(U) 2464
Sudip Mandal BSP 1849
Goutam Kirtania IND 1739
Kshitish Chandra Roy SUCI(C) 1138

Matigara-Naxalbari is currently represented by Sankar Malakar of the Congress. Sankar Malakar won the seat in 2011 by defeating his nearest CPM rival Jharen Roy by a simple margin of 2258 votes in bipolar fight. While 74334 votes were polled by Sankar Malakar, the CPM nominee got 67501 votes and was followed by Kamtapur Progressive Party’s Atul Chandra Roy who secured 11,906 votes. Asim Sarkar, who contested on behalf of BJP, was relegated to fourth place with 7,351 votes.

One of the seven assembly segments that fall under the under the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency, Matigara-Naxalbari came into being before 2011 following the recommendations of the delimitation commission. Located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Matigara-Naxalbari is composed of Naxalbari block, and Atharakhai, Champasari (excluding villages Sivoke Hill Forest, Sitong Forest and Sivoke Forest), Matigara I, Matigara II, Patharghata gram panchayats of Matigara block.

In 2011 assembly election, Matigara-Naxalbari had an electorate of 194062, out of which 100243 were male voters and 93819 were female voters. Only candidates belonging to the scheduled castes are eligible to contest the Matigara-Naxalbari assembly seat.

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