Darjeeling of West Bengal

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The West Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha constituencies and Darjeeling is one of them.

According to the data from last census, 22,01,799 people stay in Darjeeling. Out of them, 17.00% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 22,01,799 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 33.32% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 66.68% people.

There are a total of 15,98,863 voters in the constituency. Among which, 8,06,298 are male voters and 7,92,543 are female voters.

Elections for Darjeeling were held on Apr 18. Talking about previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia defeated AITC's Bhaichung Bhutia by a huge margin of 197,239 votes.

For the 2019 general elections of Darjeeling, a total of 79% voters got inked.

In a completely one-sided battle, Bharatiya Janata Party's RAJU BISTA crushed All India Trinamool Congress's AMAR SINGH RAI by a margin of 413,443 to win Darjeeling.

Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Raju Bista while the Indian National Congress gave a ticket to Sankar Malakar. Similarly, the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Sudip Mandal.

Nominated Candidates

Candidate

Party

Vote Count

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Ajay Dahal

Independent

IND

2199

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Amar Singh Rai

All India Trinamool Congress

AITC

336624

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Bharat Dong

Gorkha Rashtriya Congress

GRC

2952

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Christopher Gahatraj

Indian Democratic Republican Front

IDRF

1678

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Digbijay Mandal

Independent

IND

4117

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Dipak Kumar Roy

Kamatapur Peoples Party (United)

KPP(U)

1539

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Harka Bahadur Chhetri

All India Jana Andolan Party

AIJAP

6495

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Nirode Chandra Adhikary

Independent

IND

10719

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Rajesh Singh

Independent

IND

15973

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Raju Bista

Bharatiya Janata Party

BJP

750067

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Reseeka Chettri

Independent

IND

3359

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Saman Pathak

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

CPI(M)

0

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Sankar Malakar

Indian National Congress

INC

65186

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Sudip Mandal

Bahujan Samaj Party

BSP

2259

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Sunil Pandit

Rashtriya Janasachetan Party

RJP

1505

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Tanmay Dutta

Sociallist Unity Centre of India (Communist)

SUCI(C)

1449

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