Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||Raiganj|
|Electorate (year)||149,992 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 29 Islampur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Islampur municipality, and Agdimti Khanti, Gaisal I, Gaisal II, Gunjaria, Islampur, Matikunda I, Matikunda II, Panditpota I, Panditpota II, Ramganj I and Ramganj II gram panchayats of Islampur community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951*||Islampur||Chowdhary Mohammad Afaque||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Abdul Karim Chowdhary||Independent|
|1982||Chowdhari Md. Abdulkarim||Indian National Congress|
|1987||Md. Faruque Azam||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Abdul Karim Chowdhary||Indian National Congress|
|1996||Abdul Karim Chowdhary||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Abdul Karim Chowdhary||All India Trinamool Congress|
|2006||Md. Faruque||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2011||Abdul Karim Chowdhary||All India Trinamool Congresst|
.* The area was in Bihar at the time of election.
|AITC||Abdul Karim Chowdhury||77,528||53.08||+14.37|
|BJP||Dr. Saumyaroop Mandal||56,141||38.44||+25.95|
|CPI (M)||Shantiprokash Guhaneogi||5,128||3.51||N/A|
|Indian Democratic People's Party||Dr. Md. Tabibur Rahman||652||0.45||N/A|
|NOTA||None of the above||1,391||0.95||-0.35|
|AITC gain from INC||Swing|
|INC||Kanaia Lal Agarwal||65,559||43.88|
|AITC||Abdul Karim Chowdhury||57,841||38.71|
|BSP||Sefali Roy Mondal||1,164||0.78|
|NOTA||None of the Above||1,943||1.30|
|INC gain from AITC||Swing|
In the 2011 election, Abdul Karim Chowdhury of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Sayeda Farhat Afroz of CPI(M).
|AITC||Abdul Karim Chowdhury||49,326||41.48||+2.34#|
|CPI (M)||Sayeda Farhat Afroz||38,054||32.00||-13.21|
|Independent||Kanaia Lal Agarwal||20,870||17.55|
|Independent||Md. Nadeem Akhter||2,941|
|AITC gain from CPI (M)||Swing||15.55#|
Kanaia Lal Agarwal, Chairman of Islampur municipality, run by the Congress, was the rebel Congress candidate who contested as an Independent from Islampur. He was suspended from the party but the Raiganj MP, Deepa Dasmunsi, campaigned for him.
.# Swing calculated on Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) vote percentages, as there was a rebel Congress candidate.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||3||2|
|Independent/ Rebel Congress||1||1|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||1||2|
|Communist Party of India||0||1|
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In the 2006 state assembly elections, Md. Faruque of CPI(M) won the Islampur assembly constituency defeating his nearest rival Abdul Karim Chowdhary of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Abdul Karim Chowdhary representing Trinamool Congress in 2001 and Congress in 1996 and 1991 defeated Md. Faruque Azam of CPI(M). Md. Faruque Azam of CPI(M) defeated Abdul Karim Chowdhary of Congress in 1987. Abdul Karim Chowdhary of Congress/ Independent defeated Md. Faiukazam of CPI(M) in 1982 and Goutam Gupta, Independent, in 1977.
Although Islampur constituency was formed in West Bengal in 1977, it was a constituency in independent India's first election in 1951, when the area was part of Bihar. Chowdhary Mohamad Afaque of Congress won the Islampur seat in 1951.