Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||3 Jalpaiguri (SC)|
|Electorate (year)||170,101 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 1 Mekliganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) covers Mekliganj municipality, Mekliganj community development block, Haldibari municipality and Haldibari community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Mekliganj||Prasanta Chatterjee||Indian National Congress|
|1957||Prasanta Chatterjee||Indian National Congress |
|1962||Amar Roy Pradhan||All India Forward Bloc|
|1967||Amar Roy Pradhan||All India Forward Bloc |
|1969||Amar Roy Pradhan||All India Forward Bloc|
|1971||Mihir Kumar Roy||All India Forward Bloc|
|1972||Madhu Sudan Roy||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Sada Kanta Roy||All India Forward Bloc|
|1982||Sada Kanta Roy||All India Forward Bloc|
|1987||Sada Kanta Roy||All India Forward Bloc|
|1991||Paresh Chandra Adhikari||All India Forward Bloc|
|1996||Ramesh Roy||All India Forward Bloc|
|2001||Paresh Chandra Adhikary||All India Forward Bloc |
|2006||Paresh Chandra Adhikary||All India Forward Bloc|
|2011||Paresh Chandra Adhikary||All India Forward Bloc|
2016. Arghya Roy Pradhan TMC
|AITC||Arghya Ray Pradhan|
|Forward Bloc||Paresh Chandra Adhikary|
Arghya Roy Pradhan is the winner.
In the 2011 elections, Paresh Chandra Adhikary of AIFB defeated his nearest rival Jayanta Kumar Ray of Congress.
|Forward Bloc||Paresh Chandra Adhikary||72,040||48.67||+1.88|
|INC||Jayanta Kumar Ray||39,408||26.63||-0.75|
|Independent||Sunil Chandra Roy||23,540||15.9|
|Amra Bangalee||Ratan Barman||123|
|Forward Bloc hold||Swing||2.63|
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||1||0|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||0||4|
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Paresh Chandra Adhikary of Forward Bloc won the Mekliganj seat defeating his nearest rival Sunil Chandra Roy of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001, Paresh Chandra Adhikary of Forward Bloc defeated Ramesh Roy of Trinmool Congress. In 1996, Ramesh Roy representing Forward Bloc defeated Sunil Chandra Roy representing Congress. In 1991, Paresh Chandra Adhikary of Forward Bloc defeated Mani Bhusan Roy of Congress. Sada Kanta Roy of Forward Bloc defeated Madhu Sudan Roy of Congress in 1987, Niren Chowdhury of ICS in 1982 and Madhu Sudan Roy of Congress in 1977.
Madhu Sudan Roy of Congress won in 1972. Mihir Kumar Ray of Forward Bloc won in 1971. Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan of Forward Bloc won in 1969, 1967 and 1962. Prasanta Chatterjee of Congress won in 1957 and in independent India's first election in 1951.