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

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    Updated On : Sep 06,2017   12:08 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 01,2017   3:16 pm
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    Updated On : Aug 24,2017   1:54 pm
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    Updated On : Aug 09,2017   2:12 pm
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    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   3:02 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 02,2017   3:32 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 01,2017   4:22 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 01,2017   10:02 am
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    Updated On : Mar 01,2017   7:54 am
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    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   11:56 am
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    Updated On : Jan 08,2017   2:44 pm
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    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   1:34 pm
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    Updated On : Jan 02,2017   11:26 am
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    Updated On : Dec 29,2016   4:16 pm
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    Updated On : Dec 24,2016   1:50 pm
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    Updated On : Dec 21,2016   10:24 am
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    Updated On : Dec 20,2016   2:24 pm
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'Dakar Rally 2017 to be toughest yet'

    Updated On : Nov 24,2016   2:40 pm
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Paraguay's World Cup hopes battered by loss to Bolivia

    Updated On : Nov 16,2016   2:22 pm
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    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   10:12 pm
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