Forward Bloc, a constituent of Left Front, has a slight edge in the Karandighi assembly constituency due to the division of votes between the Congress, Triamool Congress and BJP. In the coming assembly poll to Karandighi, there will be a four-way contest if alliance between Left and Congress does not materialize.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|NIROD BANDHU BISWAS||BSP||4762|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||4376|
|ABDUL MAHID HOSSAIN||SP||2030|
|SUSHANTA KUMAR DAS||IND||1628|
|SHANTI LAL SINGHA||SUCI(C)||846|
Karandighi assembly seat is currently held by Forward Blocís Gokul Roy who won the seat fourth time in a row in 2011 by defeating Subhas Goswami of the Congress by 5778 votes in a triangular contest. In that election while Gokul Roy receibved 57023 votes, 51245 votes were polled in favour of Subhas Goswami who was followed by independent candidate Hafizul Iqbal who got 24,272 votes.
Hafizul Iqbal is the nephew of Congress leader Haji Sajjad Hossain, who was elected from Karandighi a number of times. Haji Sajjad Hossain later quit Congress and joined TMC.
One of the 9 assembly constituencies located in the Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal, Karandighi is one of the seven assembly segments that fall under the Raiganj parliamentary constituency. This assembly constituency in North Bengal is composed of Altapur I, Altapur II, Domhana, Dalkhola I, Dalkhola II, Karandighi I, Karandighi II, Raniganj, Lahutara I, Lahutara II, Rasakhowa I and Rasakhowa II gram panchayats of Karandighi block.
According to figures released by Election Commission of India in 2014, Karandighi has a total electorate of 2,14,341. Of them, 1,11,425 are male voters and 1,02,909 are women.
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