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Raiganj Parliamentary Constituency Election and Results Update

In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.

In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election , armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.

Raiganj Lok Sabha Election Results 2019

CandidatePartyEVM VotesMigrant VotesPostal VotesTotal Votes% of VotesStatus
Debasree ChaudhuriBharatiya Janata Party5098620179051165240.06Winner
Agarwal KanaialalAll India Trinamool Congress4492690180945107835.321st Runner-up
Md. SalimCommunist Party Of India (Marxist)181310072518203514.252nd Runner-up
Deepa DasmunsiIndian National Congress834600202836626.553rd Runner-up
NOTANone Of The Above1374702137491.084th Runner-up
Binoy Kumar DasIndependent69250069250.545th Runner-up
Md. Sahajan BadshaIndependent50540050540.46th Runner-up
Churka MurmuBahujan Samaj Party408001140910.327th Runner-up
Lakshman MurmuAmbedkarite Party Of India32670232690.268th Runner-up
Kumaresh SarkarIndependent31590431630.259th Runner-up
Akik Hossain ChowdhuryKamatapur People'S Party (United)29590029590.2310th Runner-up
Santhapan HasdakJharkhand Mukti Morcha28290228310.2211th Runner-up
Raju PaulIndependent26380026380.2112th Runner-up
Advocate Anjay DebsarmaIndependent23690223710.1913th Runner-up
Sujan Krishna PaulSocialist Unity Centre Of India (Communist)16290316320.1314th Runner-up

One of the 42 Lok Sabha Constituencies of West Bengal state, Raiganj Parliamentary Constituency was formed prior to the 1962 elections. 1,108,382 is the total electorate count in the Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 5). Out of these 583,292 number of electorates are males and the remaining 525,090 are belong to the female category as the Election commission of India 2009 reports suggest. It has seven legislative assembly segments two of which are reserved for the SC category and a total number of 1,108,400 voters. Raiganj is a city and the district headquarters of the Uttar Dinajpur District and stands at a height of 40 m. It is home to the second largest church of the country and has a large bird sanctuary.

The city has a total population of about 200,000 of which 52% are males and 48% are females. Children comprise of about 12% of the population and there is a 52% Hindu majority. The sex ratio is 936 females per 1000 males and the average literacy rate of over 75% with male literacy of 79% and female literacy rate of 71%. Bengali, English, Hindi and Urdu are the languages used in the area. There are several schools and colleges in the area and the municipality of Raiganj is divided into 25 wards. The district is one of the 250 most backward districts of India and receives financial aid from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. The National Highways NH-31 and NH-34 connect the area to a large road network.

List of winner/current and runner up MPs Raiganj Parliamentary Constituency.

The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Raiganj 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 Raiganj constituency is Md. Salim of CPM.

Year PC No. PC Name Category winner/current MPGenderPartyVoteRunner Up MPGenderPartyVote
20145RaiganjGENMd. SalimMCPM317515Deepa DasmunsiMINC315881
20095RaiganjGENDasmunsi,Smt. Deepa FINC451776Bireswar LahiriMCPM346573
20045RaiganjGENPriya Ranjan DasmunsiMINC421904Minati GhoshMCPM382757
19995RaiganjGENPriya Ranjan DasmunsiMINC409331Subrata MukherjeeMCPM334076
19985RaiganjGENSubrata MukherjeeMCPM350897Priya Ranjan DasmunsiMINC344616
19965RaiganjGENSubrata MukherjeeMCPM383051Golam YazdaniMINC372095
19915RaiganjGENSybarta MukerjeeMCPM310167Golam YazdaniMINC280199
19895RaiganjGENGolam YazdaniMINC342072Subrata MukherjeeMCPM339173
19845RaiganjGENGolam YazdaniMINC271983Subrata MukherjeeMCPM251759
19805RaiganjGENGolam YazdaniMINC(I)196241Abdul HafizMCPM194936
19775RaiganjGENMd. Hayat AliMBLD188694Abedin AnowarulMINC121570
1972Bye PolRaiganjGENM.RayMINC149375S.K.NiyogiMIND5751
19714RaiganjGENSidhartha Sankar RayMINC147360Subodh SenMCPM83353
19674RaiganjGENC. K. BhattacharyyaMINC70743N.K. BoseMFBL69753
19624RaiganjGENChapala Kanta BhattacharjeeMINC81795Asoke Nath Sen MCPI52392

*PC = Parliamentary Constituency

Facts about current sitting MP of Raiganj Constituency

Name of MP Shri Mohammad Salim
Age 61
Nature of Membership Elected
Term May, 2014 to In office
Political Party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Gender Male
Educational Qualification M.A. (Philosophy )
Activities of Shri Mohammad Salim in 16th Lok Sabha
Debates participated 66
Private member bills passed 1
Questions asked 50
Attendance N/A

Note:Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.

List of Assembly Constituencies in Raiganj Parliamentary Constituency

The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Raiganj parliamentary constituency.

Names of Assembly Constituencies
IslampurGoalpokhar Chakulia
KarandighiHemtabad (SC)Kaliaganj (SC)

Last Updated on June 28, 2019