The coming 2016 assembly poll to Siliguri assembly constituency will witness keen contest between CPIM, Trinamool Congress, and BJP. The BJP has led from the seat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. However, the party does not have a robust organizational network in the constituency.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2877|
|Mahendra Kumar Jain||JMM||618|
|Md. Zafar Eqbal||IND||499|
Though Siliguri is currently held by Trinamul Congress, CPM enjoys the edge if the results of the 2015 elections to Siliguri Municipal Corporation, a part of the constituency, are taken into account. While the CPI (M)-led Left Front managed to win 23 of the 47 wards of the civic body, the TMC won in 17. BJP and Congress emerged victorious in 2 and 4 seats respectively.
Rudra Nath Bhattacharya is the sitting TMC MLA from Siliguri which he won in 2011 by wresting the seat from the CPIM by its defeating sitting MLA Ashok Bhattacharya by 5006 votes. While Rudra Nath Bhattacharya, former chairperson of Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA), polled 72019 votes, Ashok Bhattacharya, presently the Siliguri mayor, received 67013 votes.
The CPIM has been winning Siliguri since 1977. Ashok Bhattacharya had emerged victorious from the seat four successive terms from 1991.
Located in the Darjeeing district of West Bengal, Siliguri assembly constituency is composed of ward nos. 1 to 30 and 45 to 47 of Siliguri Municipal Corporation. In the last assembly election to this seat in 2011, there were 184303 electors out of whom 97229 were males and 87074 were female voters.
The urban constituency of Siliguri is one of the seven assembly segments that fall under the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.
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