Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for ST|
|Lok Sabha constituency||2 Alipurduars (ST)|
|Electorate (year)||205,373 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 10 Kumargram (ST) covers Kumargram community development block and Bhatibari, Kohinoor, Mahakalguri Parokata, Samuktala, Tatpara I and Turturi gram panchayats in Alipurduar II community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1967||Kumargram||Pjush Kanti Mukherjee||Indian National Congress|
|1969||Pijush Kanti Mukherjee||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Pijush Kanti Mukherjee||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Debabrata Chatterjee||Indian National Congress|
|1977||john Arther Baxla||Revolutionary Socialist Party |
|1982||Subodh Oraon||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|1987||Subodh Oraon||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|1991||Salib Toppo||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|1996||Salib Toppo||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|2001||Dasrath Tirkey||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|2006||Dasrath Tirkey||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|2011||Dasrath Tirkey||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|2014 (bye-election)||Manoj Kumar Oraon||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
In the 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, James Kujur of TMC defeated his nearest rival Manoj Kumar Oraon of RSP.
|RSP||Manoj Kumar Oraon||71,515||34.30%|
|JMM||Vinay Kr. Minj||3,296|
|NOTA||None of the Above||5,874|
In the 2011 election, Dasrath Tirkey of RSP defeated his nearest rival Joachim Baxla of Trinamool Congress.
|JMM||Vinay Kumar Minj||18,784||10.72|
|Independent||Hira Charan Narjinari||4,687||2.68|
|Independent||Sanjib Kumar Narjinari||2,960||1.69|
|Rashtriya Deshaj Party||Sushila Lakra||1,220||0.70|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||3||1|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||2||3|
Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Dasrath Tirkey of RSP defeated Swapan Kujur and Paresh Chandra Das respectively, both Trinamool Congress. Salib Toppo of RSP defeated Krishna Chik Baraik of Congress in 1996 and Dudsai Topp of Congress in 1991. Subodh Oraon of RSP defeated Khagendra Nath Thakur of Congress in 1987. Subodh Oraon of RSP defeated Dutsai Toppo of Congress in 1982. John Arther Baxla of RSP defeated Konda Bhagat of Congress in 1977.
Debabrata Chatterjee of Congress won in 1972. Pijush Kanti Mukherjee of Congress won in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Prior to that the Kumargram seat was not there. In 1962 and 1957, Pijush Kanti Mukherjee of Congress won from the Alipurduars (Vidhan Sabha constituency). In independent India’s first election in 1951 Alipurduars was a joint seat. Pijush Kanti Mukherjee and Dhirandra Nath Brahma Mandal won from there.