The Jalpaiguri Parliamentary Constituency is one of West Bengal's 42 Lok Sabha parliamentary constituencies and came into being in the year 1962 and currently has 1,252,142 voters. The Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 3) consists of 1,252,142 number of electorates in totality, of these 662,777 are males and 589,365 are females as the Election commission of India 2009 data suggests. It consists of seven legislative assembly segments, of which one is reserved for the SC category. The headquarters of the Jalpaiguri District lies in the city of Jalpaiguri which has a total area of 70.29 sq km. The district has a total area of 6,245 sq km.
As per the 2011 census data, the total population of the district is 3,869,675 of which 1,983,064 are males and 1,889,782 are females. The population growth rate of Jalpaiguri was about 14% from 2001 to 2011 and it has a population density of 621 persons per sq km. About 12% of the population is under the age of six and the sex ratio of Jalpaiguri is 954 females per 1000 males. With an average literacy rate of 73.79%, which is higher than the national average, the male and female literacy rates are 79.95% and 66.23% respectively. Bengali is the official language here while Hindi, Urdu, Marwari and English are also widely spoken by the locals. Various major roads are connected to this area. The National Highway NH-31 and its extensions are connected to the Jalpaiguri District.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Jalpaiguri Parliamentary Constituency.The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Jalpaiguri 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 Jalpaiguri constituency is Shri Bijoy Chandra Barman of AITC.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||winner/current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||3||Jalpaiguri||(SC)||Bijoy Chandra Barman||M||AITC||494773||Mahendra Kumar Roy||M||CPM||425167|
|2009||3||Jalpaiguri||(SC)||Roy,Shri Mahendra Kumar||M||CPM||469613||Barma Sukhbilas||M||INC||381242|
|2004||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Minati Sen||F||CPM||424163||Parash Dutta||M||AITC||243558|
|1999||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Minati Sen||F||CPM||405785||Kalyan Chakraborty||M||AITC||296848|
|1998||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Minati Sen||F||CPM||426672||Kalyan Chakraborty||M||WBTC||251697|
|1996||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Jitendra Nath Das||M||CPM||434577||Deb Prasad Roy||M||INC||322115|
|1991||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Jitendra Nath Das||M||CPM||364285||Tushar Kanti Choudhuri||M||INC||249929|
|1989||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Manik Sanyal||M||CPM||387805||Sriram Singh||M||INC||275677|
|1984||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Manik Sanyal||M||CPM||285619||Arun Moitra||M||INC||252447|
|1980||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Subodh Sen||M||CPM||232751||Sriram Singh||M||INC(I)||142355|
|1977||3||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Khagendra Nath Dasgupta||M||IND||173484||Maya Ray||F||INC||115786|
|1971||2||Jalpaiguri||(ST)||Tuna Oraon||M||INC||113104||Birsen Kujar||M||CPM||60137|
|1967||2||Jalpaiguri||(ST)||B. N. Katham||M||INC||121613||A. H. Besterwitch||M||IND||104725|
|1962||2||Jalpaiguri||GEN||Nalini Ranjan Ghosh||M||INC||117814||Saroj Kumar Chakrabarty||M||RSP||93221|
*PC = Parliamentary Constituency
Facts about current sitting MP of Jalpaiguri Constituency
|Name of MP||Bijoy Chandra Barman|
|Nature of Membership||Elected|
|Term||18-May-14 to In office|
|Political Party||All India Trinamool Congress|
|Educational Qualification||Post Graduate|
|Activities of Bijoy Chandra Barman 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 Jalpaiguri Parliamentary ConstituencyThe table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Jalpaiguri parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Mekliganj (SC)||Dhupguri (SC)||Maynaguri (SC)|
|Jalpaiguri (SC)||Rajganj (SC)||Dabgram-Phulbari|
Last Updated on February 24, 2015