Bilasipara East is serialized as the 27th assembly constituency and comes under the Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency
Assembly Constituency Name & number- Bilasipara East, 27
Bilasipara East is one among the 126 assembly constituencies of the Assam assembly constituency. It is serialized as the 27th assembly constituency and comes under the Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency. The place is under Bilasipara municipal board, where the largely spoken language is 'Ujani'. The Bilasipara Municipal Board includes two assembly constituencies, namely- Bilasipara East and Bilasipara West. People belonging to different castes, religions and tribes are residing under the Bilasipara Municipal Board. Geographically it is located at 26.23°N 90.23°E with an average elevation of 26 meters.
The majority of the Bilasipara Municipal Board population are dependent upon farming and other forms of food production. The products available in the markets, such as vegetables, are primarily homegrown, and they are exported to different places around the state as well. Gaurang, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, runs amidst the place, which is the primary source of water other than small lakes and ponds in the town.
The Bilasipara town combining both the constituencies West and East, has numerous educational institutions. The place has both English and Assamese medium schools and Hindi and Bengali medium schools as well. There are multiple colleges in the town in terms of higher education, and a few of them are- Bilasipara college, B.M. Jr. College, N.H. Memorial Academy, Bilasipara Science Academy etc.
Additionally, in terms of healthcare, the town has one civil hospital, few private clinics and one SHC hospital.
The population of the Bilasipara circle of Dhubri district is 2,18,445, according to the 2011 census reports. There are 1,11,992 are male and 1,06,453 are female. The 2011 census report says that 4% of the entire population lives in urban areas, and another 4% resides in rural areas.
As far as connectivity and transportation are concerned, Bilasipara is well connected through bus routes to all parts of Assam and especially to North of Bengal. On 25th April 2019, Bilasipara was connected with rail routes as well; hence, transportation is no longer an issue in the Bilasipara circle.
India has a total of 542 parliamentary constituencies. The general category occupies a total of 441 seats, and S.C. and S.T. categories occupy 84 & 47 seats, respectively. Bilasipara West constituency falls under the Dhubri parliamentary constituency. The Lok Sabha or the parliamentary constituency does not fall under the category of reserved seats for S.C. or S.T. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Badruddin Ajmal, who represented All India United Democratic Front, won the elections by defeating Abu Taher Bepari from the Indian National Congress. The winning margin of votes was 2,26,258. [Also Check - List of Bilasipara East Constituency(Vidhan Sabha) Polling Booths]
Dhubri is an administrative district of Assam. The district headquarter is located in Dhubri itself, which was also the headquarter of the erstwhile combined Goalpara district formed in 1876 by the British government. Later on, when Goalpara was divided into four separate districts, Dhubri was designated as a separate district of Assam. Dhubri is a Muslim majority district in the state, and according to the 2011 census, it's the second most populous district of Assam after Nagaon.
Geographically the district of Dhubri occupies an area of 2,838 square kilometres. The district is bordered by both interstate and international borders. In the West, it is bordered by West Bengal and Bangladesh; in the East, it is covered by Goalpara and Bongaigaon and Garo hills of Meghalaya, Kokrajhar district in the North and Bangladesh and Meghalaya in the South. Dhubri is a plain district with a few small hillocks Dudhnath, Tokorabandha, Chandardinga, Boukumari, Chakrasila, Boropahar, etc.; these small hillocks are all situated in the North-Eastern part of the district. The Brahmaputra flows through the middle of the district from East to West along with its tributaries like Gourang, Champabati, Gadaghar, Tipkai, Gangadhar, Silai, Sankosh, Jinjiram etc., The average rainfall of the district is 2,916mm annually.
There are two divisions in the district, which are- Bilasipara and Dhubri (Sadar). Additionally, there are eight revenue circles and seven tehsils with eight police stations and four basic towns.
As per the 2011 census, Dhubri district has a population of 1,949,256 with 240th ranking in all India basis. The population density of the district is 1,171 inhabitants per square kilometre. From the year 2001 to 2010, Dhubri has seen a population growth of 24.4%, and it has a literacy rate of 59.36%. The sex ratio of the district is 952 females for every 1000 male.
Dhubri is primarily dependent on forest and agricultural products for its economy. Paddy is the main source of earning for the inhabitants of Dhubri. The major share of the crops are- jute and mustard; additionally, wheat, maize, sugar cane and pulses are also grown moderately in the district.
When it comes to transportation, Dhurbri has an airport in Rupshi, which is 15 kilometres away from the town, which was formed by the British government during the Second World War; however, the airport is now totally closed and out of service.
Apart from it, the place has a railway station that is functioning smoothly, and the 37 national highway passes through the middle of the town, which is one of the major routes to connect Assam with West Bengal.
In the 2016 assembly elections, Bilasipara East had a total of 1,84,994 registered voters. Out of the total figure, there are 94,520 male voters, and 90,474 are female voters. In the said election, the voter turnout percentage was 90.41%, and Ashok Kumar Singhai, who represented Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), won with 59,206 votes. Amrit Badsha, who contested from the Indian National Congress, was the runner up and lost with a margin of 5096 votes.
Male/Female Electoral Distributions
As per the Election commission of India, Bilasipara West has 1,84,994 registered voters in the 2016 assembly elections. Out of these, 94,520 are male voters, and 90,474 are female voters.
Polling percentage for the last three years (which constituency has been the stronghold for which party and for how long. What has been the voting pattern)-
In the last three elections i.e. 2014, 2016, 2019, AIUDF, INC and BJP are seen to be dominating political party gathering ample amounts of votes. AIUDF was dominant in the 2011 assembly elections, with Gul Akhtar Begum being the winner. In the 2016 Vidhansabha elections, Ashok Kumar Singhi of the BJP party won with 59,206 votes. The runner of the same election was Amrit Badsha from the INC party. Ashok Kumar Singhi from the BJP party won with a margin of 5096 votes.
In the previous assembly elections, that is, the 2011 elections, AIUDF candidate Gul Akhtar won with 49519 votes. The runner up of the same was Prasanta Kumar Barua from the Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) party. The winning margin was 24425 votes.
The 2019 Lok sabha elections have Badaruddin Ajmal as the winner who represented AIUDF and won with 69684 votes, with a 46.31% share. Abu Taher Bepari was the runner up who contested from the Indian National Congress and got 34.68% of the total share of votes. The lowest of all was Alakesh Roy from the HND party, who got only 0.44% of votes.
Percentage of the vote share of political parties in the last election
The percentage of the winning party Bharatiya Janata Party is 35.3%, and the runner up party that is INC is 32.26%. Other losing parties AIUDF, IND and NOTA got 25.76% and 2.95%, and 0.64%, respectively, as we can see that the wave of victory is weighted towards BJP in the Assembly elections, which is a change from the previous assembly elections. Looking at the statistics, it can be assumed that the upcoming assembly elections might see BJP as the winner.
Candidates in the last election & result (winner and Looser)
In the last assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Ashok Kumar Singhi won with a total vote of 59,206 with a 35.3% share. Amrit Badsha from the Indian National Congress lost the battle with a margin of 5096 votes. Mobile Uddin Chaudhary from the AIUDF came in the third position by securing 43,213 votes. The least of them all is Anwar Hussain, who got 4941 votes, and 1073 votes were cast in none of the above categories.
As observed through both the parliamentary and assembly election graph, AIUDF and BJP are dominating parties in the said constituency. Therefore, in the coming elections, too, it can be predicted that AIUDF and BJP seem to be in a favourable position and might win the 2021 assembly elections as well.