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Darjeeling West Bengal Parliamentary Constituency 2019, Darjeeling Lok Sabha Constituency Details, Political News, West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019 News Updates, Darjeeling Parliamentary Constituency details 2019, Darjeeling MP Issues

Darjeeling West Bengal Parliamentary Constituency 2019, Darjeeling Lok Sabha Constituency Details, Political News, West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019 News Updates, Darjeeling Parliamentary Constituency details 2019, Darjeeling MP Issues

About the Constituency:

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.

 Assembly Segments:

Names of Assembly Constituencies

Kalimpong

Darjeeling

Kurseong

Matigara-Naxalbari (SC)

Siliguri

Phansidewa (ST)

Chopra

   

 About Darjelling:

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. 

Present Political Scenario:

 Biggest hope for BJP in Bengal

Darjelling where former deputy leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, S.S. Ahluwalia has been given BJP ticket and has also received the crucial support of GMM. Just like 2009, when Jaswant Singh won from Darjeeling due to GMM support, BJP has a chance of repeating its lone victory in WB but has to content with Trinamool Congress’s football star Baichung Bhutia.

 A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Jaswant Singh

Age

75

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Graduate

 Performance in the 15thLok Sabha

Debates participated

18

Private member bills passed

0

Questions asked

0

Attendance

77%

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Lok Sabha 2019 Polls

Which Party Will Form Government in Lok Sabha Elections 2019?

BJP (NDA) - 63.4%
INC (UPA) - 28%
Third Front - 8.6%

Total votes: 917
The voting for this poll has ended on: 19 Apr 2019 - 00:00

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