Para Assembly Elections 2016

Since the sitting Congress MLA Umapada Bauri is now with TMC, the party hopes to do well in the coming assembly polls. There will be muti- cornered fight among the candidates of four major parties viz, TMC, CPIM, Congress and BJP though the last one does not stand much of a chance as that party did not garner enough votes in Para as compared to other districts of West Bengal in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Para Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Umapada Bauri AITC Won
Dinanath Bauri CPM 69917
Nadiar Chand Bouri BJP 11044
Nota Nota 3676
Gobordhan Bagdi JMM 2329
Mihir Kumar Sahis SUCI(C) 2205
Ananta Rajak IND 1529
Pabitra Bauri BSP 894
Uttam Das AJSU Party 664

Umapada Bauri, who has joined Trinamool Congress after quitting the Congress, is the sitting MLA from Para which he won as a Congress member in 2011 by wresting the seat from the CPIM. Umapada Bauri has not resigned his seat after joining TMC, he has been suspended from the party It has to be noted that the Congress was in alliance with the TMC in 2011.

The CPIM has been winning it since 1977. Bilasi Bala Sahis of CPIM had emerged victorious from the seat four successive terms from 1991. In a bye election held in 2009 necessitated due to the resignation of Bilasi Bala Sahis after her election to the Zilla Parishad, the CPMs Minu Bauri won by 40,787 votes by defeat in her nearest rival Charan Bauri of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).

Tribal dominated Para assembly constituency centres on the blocks of Para and Raghunathpur. Located in the Purulia district of West Bengal, Para had a total electorate of 184196. Out of these electors, while 97200 were male voters, the rest women. This Moist hit constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to scheduled castes.

Para Assembly Election Videos 2016

'Dakar Rally 2017 to be toughest yet'

    Updated On : Nov 24,2016   2:40 pm
La Paz, Nov 24 (IANS) The 2017 Dakar Rally will be the "toughest" yet, Bolivian Culture and Tourism Minister Marko Machicao has said. View More..

Paraguay's World Cup hopes battered by loss to Bolivia

    Updated On : Nov 16,2016   2:22 pm
La Paz (Bolivia), Nov 16 (IANS) An own goal by Paraguayan defender Gustavo Gomez in the 78th minute gave hosts Bolivia a 1-0 win in the 12th South American qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup. View More..

Paraguay striker Santa Cruz to retire from international football

    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   10:12 pm
Asuncion, Nov 9 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich and Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguay's all-time leading scorer, has announced that the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Bolivia in the next week would be his last appearances for the national football team. View More..

Bolivian official killed by miners

    Updated On : Aug 26,2016   8:04 am
La Paz, Aug 26 (IANS) Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes, who was held hostage by striking miners, died late on Thursday, the director of Fedcomin radio, Moises Flores, said. View More..

Bolivian leader accuses US of continued plotting

    Updated On : Jul 30,2016   10:44 am
La Paz, July 30 (IANS) Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the US of continuing to plot against his government via embassy personnel. View More..

Morales promises rewards for Bolivia's medallists in Rio

    Updated On : Jul 27,2016   4:26 pm
La Paz (Bolivia) July 27 (IANS) Bolivian athletes who win medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will receive up to $50,000 in bonus, President Evo Morales said here during a send-off for the Andean nation's 12-member contingent. View More..

Bolivia beat Cuba to enter Davis Cup play-offs

    Updated On : Jul 13,2016   1:52 pm
La Paz (Bolivia), July 13 (IANS) Bolivia beat Cuba 3-0 at the La Paz Tennis Club here to secure their presence in the Davis Cup Group 2 play-offs. View More..

Six people die as fire erupts in Paraguay's largest prison

    Updated On : Jun 11,2016   8:30 am
Asuncion, June 11 (IANS) A total of six people -- five inmates and a prison guard -- died as fire broke out in a prison in Asuncion on Friday, officials said. View More..

Bolivia finish training at home ahead of Copa America

    Updated On : May 26,2016   1:12 pm
La Paz, May 26 (IANS) The Bolivian football team has concluded its training at the Felix Capriles Stadium in Cochabamba ahead of the 2016 Centennial Copa America which will be held from June 3 to 26 in the United States. View More..

Bolivian transgenders allowed to change name, sex

    Updated On : May 22,2016   11:42 am
La Paz, May 22 (IANS) Bolivian transgenders, over 18-years of age, can now change their name, gender and photo in all public and private documents after the gender identity legislation was signed into law. View More..

Paraguay expel Boca Juniors fans

    Updated On : May 10,2016   1:26 pm
Asuncion, May 10 (IANS) Six leaders from Argentine soccer club Boca Juniors' fan groups will be expelled from Paraguay and will be unable to re-enter the South American country for two years due to incidents that occurred before the Copa Libertadores de America match against Paraguay's Cerro Porteno, the international media reported. View More..

Bolivia to attend 2016 Centennial Copa America

    Updated On : May 01,2016   2:18 pm
La Paz, May 1 (IANS) Bolivia's football team will leave for the United States on May 26 to participate in the international 2016 Centennial Copa America tournament which will run from June 3 to 26. View More..

Three Bolivian regions to feature in Dakar Rally 2017

    Updated On : Apr 30,2016   12:48 pm
La Paz, April 30 (IANS) Bolivian President Evo Morales has confirmed that the Dakar Rally 2017 international competition will pass through the South American country's western departments of La Paz, Oruro and Potosi. View More..

Dakar Rally 2017 to benefit Paraguay's economy, image

    Updated On : Apr 29,2016   1:34 pm
Asuncion, April 29 (IANS) The Dakar Rally 2017, which will touch Paraguayan soil for the fist time, will leave economic and image benefits for the South American country, government ministers have said. View More..

Bolivian footballers reject national team call-up for Copa America

    Updated On : Apr 07,2016   2:00 pm
La Paz, April 7 (IANS) Players from at least eight of the 12 teams in the Bolivian football league have announced they will not participate in the 2016 Copa America Centennial alleging that they are forced to play for the national team without respect for local clubs. View More..

Bolivia's The Strongest seeks qualification against River Plate

    Updated On : Apr 05,2016   2:36 pm
La Paz, April 5 (IANS) Bolivian football club The Strongest will be looking for a win in the fourth match of the Copa Libertadores against Argentina's River Plate on Wednesday. View More..

FIFA president has good impression of Bolivia

    Updated On : Apr 02,2016   2:04 pm
La Paz, April 2 (IANS) Bolivian President Evo Morales has said that world soccer chief Gianni Infantino was impressed with sports investments in the South American country during his recent official visit. View More..

Alves secures 2-2 draw for Brazil against Paraguay (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 30,2016   1:24 pm
Asuncion, March 30 (IANS) Defender Dani Alves struck deep into second-half injury time as Brazil earned a barely deserved 2-2 draw with Paraguay in their World Cup football qualifier. View More..

FIFA head to meet Bolivian president Morales

    Updated On : Mar 29,2016   1:20 pm
La Paz, March 29 (IANS) Newly-elected FIFA chief Gianni Infantino will arrive in Bolivia on Wednesday for the third stop in his first South American tour, head of the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) Rolando Lopez has announced. View More..

Colombia defeat Bolivia 3-2 in World Cup qualifier

    Updated On : Mar 25,2016   12:56 pm
La Paz, March 25 (IANS) An injury-time goal from Edwin Cardona saw Colombia snatch a 3-2 away win over Bolivia in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign here. View More..