One of the 42 constituencies of the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling Lok Sabha Constituency was formed prior to the 1957 elections and has 1,215,000 electors. According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Darjeeling Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 4) were 1,215,464 of which 587,824 are females and 627,640 are males. It comprises of seven assembly segments, two of which are reserved for the SC category and one is reserved for the ST category. It is the district headquarters of the Darjeeling district and is located in the Lesser Himalayas. The city stands at an average elevation of 2045 m and covers an area of 10.5 sq km.
The city has a population of over 132,000 with a child population is 7,382. About 50% of the population is male and the sex ratio is 1005 females for every 1000 males. The average literacy rate of Darjeeling is around 93%. Bengali, Nepali, Hindi and English are widely spoken. The city of Darjeeling is famous for its Darjeeling Tea and it is an important tourist destination. The city is the home of the famous Lloyd's Botanical Garden and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. The famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway often called 'Toy train' that connects this city to the neighboring cities has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The city has road connections to Gangtok and Kathmandu and is connected to the National Highway NH-55.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Darjeeling Parliamentary Constituency.The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Darjeeling parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Darjeeling constituency is Shri S.S.Ahluwalia of BJP.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||winner/current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||4||Darjeeling||GEN||S.S.Ahluwalia||M||BJP||488257||Bhai Chung Bhutia||M||AITC||291018|
|2009||4||Darjeeling||GEN||Singh,Shri Jaswant||M||BJP||497649||Jibesh Sarkar||M||CPM||244360|
|2004||4||Darjeeling||GEN||Dawa Narbula||M||INC||396973||Moni Thapa||M||CPM||295557|
|1999||4||Darjeeling||GEN||S.P. Lepcha||M||CPM||256826||Nar Bahadur Khatiwara||M||INC||144857|
|1998||4||Darjeeling||GEN||Ananda Pathak||M||CPM||280589||Prasanta Nandy||M||INC||158033|
|1996||4||Darjeeling||GEN||R B Rai||M||CPM||357291||K B Chettri||M||INC||280167|
|1991||4||Darjeeling||GEN||Inder Jeet||M||INC||354645||Ananda Pathak||M||CPM||302748|
|1984||4||Darjeeling||GEN||Ananda Prasad Pathak||M||CPM||228679||Dawa Narbula||M||INC||227290|
|1980||4||Darjeeling||GEN||Ananda Pathak||M||CPM||185612||K.B. Chettri||M||INC(I)||167451|
|1977||4||Darjeeling||GEN||Krishna Bahadur Chettri||M||INC||109520||Ratanlal Brahman||M||CPM||91040|
|1971||3||Darjeeling||GEN||Ratanlall Brahman||M||CPM||84408||Gurung G. S.||M||IGL||72131|
|1967||3||Darjeeling||GEN||M. Basu||M||IND||97476||T. Manaen||M||INC||95645|
|1962||3||Darjeeling||GEN||T. Manaen||M||INC||66129||Ratan Lal Brahman||M||CPI||57702|
|1957||2||Darjeeling||GEN||T. Manaen||M||INC||60460||Ratanlall Brahmin||M||CPI||49785|
*PC = Parliamentary Constituency
Facts about current sitting MP of Darjeeling Constituency
|Name of MP||S.S. Ahluwalia|
|Nature of Membership||Elected|
|Term||18-May-14 to In office|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Educational Qualification||Professional Graduate|
|Activities of S.S. Ahluwalia in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Private member bills passed||0|
Note : (Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 May 2015.)
List of Assembly Constituencies in Darjeeling Parliamentary ConstituencyThe table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Darjeeling parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Matigara-Naxalbari (SC)||Siliguri||Phansidewa (ST)|
Last Updated on February 24, 2015