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Sukhbilas Barma of the Congress gained the Jalpaiguri seat, defeating Dharttimohan Roy from All India Trinamool Congress

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The Meeting/Vidhan Sabha constituency of Jalpaiguri is situated within the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. It falls beneath the Jalpaiguri (SC) Lok Sabha constituency.

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The constituency, reserved for Scheduled Castes candidates, has 2,54,555 electors and 282 polling stations.

Voter turnout in earlier election
The voter turnout in Jalpaiguri within the earlier Meeting election was 86.31 %.

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Previous election outcomes and winners
Within the 2016 West Bengal Meeting election, Sukhbilas Barma of the Congress gained the Jalpaiguri seat, defeating Dharttimohan Roy from All India Trinamool Congress with a margin of 5,157 votes. A retired IAS officer, Barma gained the Jalpaiguri seat in 2011 whereas the seat was gained by one other Congress candidate in 2006.

As per the estimates of 2011 Census, out of complete 2,71,843-strong inhabitants, 60.51 % is rural and 39.49 % is city.

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The Jalpaiguri Meeting constituency is predicted to go to polls in April or Might 2021, as a part of the West Bengal Meeting election 2021.

The West Bengal Meeting polls can be held to elect a complete of 294 Members of Legislative Meeting (MLAs).

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