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
83732
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







Club Bolivar crowned Bolivian football champions

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   12:22 pm
La Paz, Dec 11 (IANS) Club Bolivar won Bolivia's Clausura first division title with a 1-1 draw at Nacional Potosi. View More..

Bolivia to revamp country's largest stadium

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   12:24 pm
La Paz (Bolivia), Dec 8 (IANS) The Bolivian government has approved plans to redevelop the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz, the country's largest sports venue. View More..

Paraguay part ways with coach Arce

    Updated On : Dec 05,2017   12:50 pm
Asunción, Dec 5 (IANS) The Paraguayan Football Association (APF) has announced the departure of national men's football coach Francisco Arce after the team's failure to qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup. View More..

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay sign memorandum for 2030 WC bid

    Updated On : Nov 22,2017   6:38 am
Asuncion, Nov 22 (IANS) The governments and football federations of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have signed a memorandum of understanding to file a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup. View More..

Judge approves extradition of former CONMEBOL boss Leoz

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   12:08 pm
Asuncion, Nov 17 (IANS) A Paraguayan judge has approved the extradition of Nicolas Leoz, the one-time head of South American football governing body CONMEBOL, to face bribery charges in the United States. View More..

Paraguayan first division match suspended amid violence

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   2:12 pm
Asuncion (Paraguay), Oct 9 (IANS) A Paraguayan first division football match between Olimpia and Sol de America was suspended due to violent clashes between fans. View More..

Bolivia hold Brazil to draw in World Cup qualifier

    Updated On : Oct 06,2017   12:20 pm
La Paz (Bolivia), Oct 6 (IANS) Bolivia held Brazil to a goalless draw in their FIFA World Cup qualifier here, a result that had little impact on the CONMEBOL group standings. View More..

Defender Gutierrez called up for Bolivia World Cup qualifiers

    Updated On : Oct 01,2017   2:02 pm
La Paz (Bolivia), Oct 1 (IANS) Defender Luis Gutierrez has been called up to Bolivia's national squad for World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Uruguay, according to the Bolivian Football Federation. View More..

Paraguay recall Cardozo for World Cup qualifiers

    Updated On : Sep 30,2017   1:20 pm
Asuncion, Sep 30 (IANS) Veteran Club Libertad striker Oscar Cardozo has been recalled to Paraguay's national squad for the team's final 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Venezuela. View More..

Real Betis striker Sanabria earns Paraguay recall

    Updated On : Sep 29,2017   12:20 pm
Asuncion, Sep 29 (IANS) Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria and San Lorenzo midfielder Robert Piris Da Motta have been recalled to Paraguay's national football team for World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Venezuela next month. View More..

Bolivia squad named for World Cup qualifiers

    Updated On : Sep 26,2017   1:58 pm
La Paz, Sep 26 (IANS) Bolivia has announced its 26-man football squad for the final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Uruguay next month. View More..

Chile stumbles in World Cup qualifiers

    Updated On : Sep 06,2017   12:08 pm
La Paz (Bolivia), Sep 6 (IANS) Chile could find themselves forced into a playoff for a berth in the 2018 football World Cup after losing 0-1 to Bolivia. View More..

Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina to bid jointly for 2030 World Cup

    Updated On : Sep 01,2017   3:16 pm
Asuncion, Sep 1 (IANS) Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina plan to submit a joint bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030, the President of Conmebol, South America's football federation, said. View More..

Striker Barrios named in Paraguay squad

    Updated On : Aug 24,2017   1:54 pm
Asuncion, Aug 24 (IANS) Gremio striker Lucas Barrios has been recalled to Paraguay's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Uruguay. View More..

River Plate enter Copa Libertadores quarters

    Updated On : Aug 09,2017   2:12 pm
Asuncion (Paraguay), Aug 9 (IANS) Three-time Copa Libertadores champions River Plate have advanced to the quarter-finals of South America's top club competition despite an unconvincing 1-1 home draw with Paraguay's Club Guarani. View More..

Cuban leadership sent Che to die in Bolivia: Ex-General

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   3:02 pm
La Paz, June 12 (IANS) Retired Bolivian Gen. Gary Prado Salmon, who in 1967 captured Ernesto "Che" Guevara, said the Cuban Communist party sent the iconic Argentine-Cuban guerrilla leader "to die in Bolivia" because they didn't want to put up with him any longer. View More..

Paraguay President sacks top officials after protests

    Updated On : Apr 02,2017   3:32 pm
Asuncion, April 2 (IANS) Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes has sacked the Interior Minister and the chief of police after Friday night's violent protests against a bill that would allow the President to run for a second term in office. View More..

1 killed in Paraguay protests

    Updated On : Apr 01,2017   4:22 pm
Asuncion, April 1 (IANS) Tensions in Paraguay heightened on Saturday after an activist was killed, following a night of rioting during which demonstrators set the Congress building on fire to protest a deal that would allow the President to run for a second term. View More..

Protesters set Paraguayan parliament building on fire

    Updated On : Apr 01,2017   10:02 am
Asuncion, April 1 (IANS) Demonstrators in the Paraguayan capital Asuncion stormed the National Congress building in a protest against senators' closed-door vote to allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election. View More..

33 people killed in car accidents over Carnival in Bolivia

    Updated On : Mar 01,2017   7:54 am
La Paz, March 1 (IANS) Four days of Carnival in Bolivia, lasting from February 24 to 27, have seen 33 people killed in car accidents, with Monday being the deadliest due to two fatal ones, according to a police report. View More..