Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for ST|
|Lok Sabha constituency||3 Jalpaiguri (SC)|
|Electorate (year)||182,297 (2011)|
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Western Duars||Sasadhar Kar||Indian National Congress|
|Munda Antoni Topno||Indian National Congress|
|1957||Mal||Mangru Bhagat||Communist Party of India|
|Budhu Bhagat||Indian National Congress|
|1962||Barendra Krishna Bhowmick||Indian National Congress|
|1967||Antoni Topno||Indian National Congress|
|1969||Antony Topno||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Antony Topno||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Antony Topno||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Mohanlal Oraon||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Mohanlal Oraon||Communsit Party of India (Marxist)|
|1987||Mohanlal Oraon||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Jagannath Oraon||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1996||Jagannath Oraon||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2001||Somra Lakra||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2006||Somra Lakra||Communist Party of India (Marxist) |
|2011||Bulu Chik Baraik||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|AITC||Bulu Chik Baraik|
|CPI (M)||Augustus Kerketta|
In the 2011 elections, Bulu Chik Baraik of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Hiramoni Oraon of Congress.
|CPI (M)||Bulu Chik Baraik||62,037||39.69||-8.74|
|CPI (M) hold||Swing||0.04#|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006. JMM did not contest the seat in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||3||1|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||2||3|
In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Somra Lakra of CPI(M) won the Mal (ST) assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Turi Kol Munda and Shyam Bhagat, both of Congress, respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Jagannath Oraon of CPI(M) defeated Turi Kule Munda and Shyam Bhagat, both of Congress, in 1996 and 1991. Mohanlal Oraon of CPI(M) defeated Aao Kalndi of Congress in 1987, Suman Tirkey of Congress in 1982 and Antani Topno of Congress in 1977.
Antoni Topno of Congress won in 1972, 1971, 1969 and 1967. Barendra Krishna Bhowmick of Congress won in 1962. In 1957, Mal was a joint seat. Mangru Bhagat of CPI and Budhu Bhagat of Congress, won. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Sasadhar Kar and Munda Antoni Topno, both of Congress, won the Western Duars seat.