In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly election, Sarita Rai of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) received the Kalimpong seat
The Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency of Kalimpong is situated within the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It falls underneath the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.
The constituency has 2,03,485 electors and 261 polling stations.
Voter turnout in earlier election
The voter turnout in Kalimpong within the earlier Assembly election was 71.45 p.c.
Past election outcomes and winners
In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly election, Sarita Rai of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) received the Kalimpong seat, securing 67,693 votes.
GJM chief Binay Tamang had give you his personal faction within the Morcha in 2017 and allied with the Trinamool Congress. This yr, his faction shall be fielding candidates from Kalimpong seat, within the election essential given the faction’s loss in two consecutive polls final yr
Gorkha chief Bimal Gurung too remerged in January, years after he went underground following the 2017 Gorkhaland agitation and dared BJP leaders to return to the Hills for ballot campaigning. TMC performed peacemaker between the Grung and Tamang factions, even because it faces the highly effective BJP-GNLF alliance within the district.
As per the estimates of 2011 Census, out of whole 2,51,642-strong inhabitants, of which 77.67 p.c is rural and 22.33 p.c is city.
The Kalimpong Assembly constituency is anticipated to go to polls in April or May 2021, as a part of the West Bengal Assembly election 2021.
The West Bengal Assembly polls shall be held to elect a complete of 294 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).
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