The Tufanganj subdivision witnessed clashes between two TMC teams in November in an alleged try to realize management of the realm by the 2 lobbies
The Meeting/Vidhan Sabha constituency of Tufanganj is positioned within the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. It falls beneath the Alipuardar (ST) Lok Sabha constituency.
The constituency, reserved for Scheduled Tribes candidates, has 2,25,550 electors and 252 polling stations.
Voter turnout in earlier election
The voter turnout in Tufanganj within the earlier Meeting election was 90.13 %.
Previous election outcomes and winners
Within the 2016 West Bengal Meeting election, Fazal Karim Miah of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) gained the Tufanganj seat. The TMC, BJP and Congress bought 44.21 %, 15.52 % and 36.27 % votes, respectively within the 2016 polls. Trinamool’s Arghya Roy was the MLA from the seat in 2011, preceded by Congress candidates since 1977 and CPI candidates previous to 1977.
As per the estimates of the 2011 Census, out of the entire 2,70,610-strong inhabitants, 88.24 % is rural and 11.76 % is city.
Tufanganj is among the many constituencies the place the Muslim voter proportion is between 19 and 30 %, whereas Nashya Sekhs are about 8-9 %. Based on West Bengal authorities information, “The Nashya Sekh class was said to emerge on account of conversion from the Koch, Rajbongshi and the Poliya courses of North Bengal from the fifteenth to 18th century. At current, they’re essentially the most downtrodden, underprivileged, and socially and educationally backward courses of individuals in West Bengal. They’re additionally not economically effectively off.”
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee particularly talked about the Nashya Sekhs in a public assembly within the district on 16 December, pointing to the sway the group holds in North Bengal.
The Tufanganj subdivision witnessed clashes between two TMC teams in November in an alleged try to realize management of the realm by the 2 lobbies, resulting in the detention of 16 occasion supporters.
The Tufanganj Meeting constituency is anticipated to go to polls in April or Could 2021, as a part of the West Bengal Meeting election 2021.
The West Bengal Meeting polls will probably be held to elect a complete of 294 Members of Legislative Meeting (MLAs).
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