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Biswanath Constituency - Population, Polling Percentage, Facilities, Parties Manifesto, Last Election Results

Check Biswanath assembly constituency at a glance. No. of Household, Population, Winner/Runner-up in Last elections & Vote Percentage & more in Assam Assembly Elections.

Biswanath Constituency - Population, Polling Percentage, Facilities, Parties Manifesto, Last Election Results

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Biswanath Constituency at a Glance

Biswanath is a district of Assam. It was formed in the year 2015. The administrative headquarter is located at Biswanath Chariali. The name of the Sub-Divisions is Biswanath Chariali and Gohpur. Some of the key attractions of Biswanath include Biswanath Ghath which is located near Biswanath Chariali town. Located on the banks of Brahmaputra river, the place is named after the ancient Biswanath Temple, also popularly known as "Gupta Kashi".

The Ghat consists of temples of different Gods. There is also an island that is near the Biswanath Ghat which is known as the Island of Uma Tumoni.


Biswanath Assembly Constituency: Name & Number

Biswanath constituency bears the No. 76 and it forms a part of Tezpur Lok Sabha Constituency.


Parliamentary Constituency :

Biswanath Assembly Constituency is a part of the Tezpur Parliamentary Constitution which comes under the Tezpur Lok Sabha Constituency. Biswanath is one of the 9 assembly segments of Tezpur Parliament Seat which is located in Sonitpur district. It is only a General category assembly seat. It is none for SC and ST.

No. of District in Biswanath:

Biswanath district was created by combining most of the Gohpur and Biswanath sub-division areas of which was under Sonitpur district. To the north of Biswanath there is Arunachal Pradesh while to the south there is Golaghat and the Brahmaputra river, to the east and west, there is the Lakhimpur district and Sonitpur district respectively. The district headquarter is located in Biswanath Chariali.


Nearest Towns/City :

Some of the nearest town/city to Biswanath is Tezpur, which is located at a distance of approximately 67.8 KM. Besides this some other towns and cities which are nearest to Biswanath are Dhekiajuli, Itanagar and Nagaon at a distance of 93.3KM, 94.1KM, and 112.2KM respectively.

Nearest City of BiswanathDistance From Biswanath

Tezpur

67.8 km

Dhekiajuli

93.3 km

Itanagar

94.1 km

Nagaon

112.2 km


Number Of Inhabited Villages :

Biswanath is a large area with 1,100 km (400sq mi) and a population of 240,000. According to the 2011 census, there are about 372 villages in Biswanath Block.


Assembly Status :

In the 2016 Assembly election, the Biswanath constituency had a total of 1,41,223 electors. Amongst them, the total number of valid voters was 1,22,727. In the 2016 Assembly Election, BJP candidate Pramod Borthakur won the Assembly seat, with a total of 64,225 votes and became MLA, whereas INC candidate Nurjamal Sarkar was the runner-up with a total of 54,105 votes.


Total Population :

According to the 2011 census report, Biswanath has a total population of 4.7 lakh people. In Biswanath, about 5.5% of the population lives in urban areas while 94.5% of the population resides in rural areas.


Number Of Households :

Biswanath has over 4,454 houses.


Water Connection :

Biswanath Chariali Town Committee provides basic facilities to its administration and supplies amenities like proper water and sewerage system for every household.


Municipality Reach :

While Biswanath itself functions as a municipality, the basic infrastructure like building roads, drainage system etc is taken care of by Biswanath Municipal Corporation. It also imposes taxes on properties that come under its jurisdiction.


Religious Groups/Demography in the constituency:

The major communities living in the constituency are Hindus, Muslims and Christians where the percentage share is about 80.34%, 13.86% and 5.05% respectively. There are also minority groups living in the constituency which are Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and other religions.



RELIGIOUS GROUPS

Percentage

Hindus

80.34%

Muslims

13.86%

Christians

5.05%

Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and other religions

Minority


Castes & Tribes in the Constituency

Biswanath is a district in Assam with a total population of around 4,7 lakh people, among them about 78% of the population are from General Category while Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes constitute about 7% and 15% respectively.




Top Cities in the Constituency:

There are no cities in the constituency.

Male/Female Electoral Distribution :

According to the Election Commission of India, Biswanath has 1,26,095 registered voters. It comprises 64975 males and 61120 females.


Sex Ratio :

According to the 2011 Census Report, the sex ratio of Biswanath is 944, where the male and female sex ratio are 67356 and 63595 respectively.



Age Group Distribution:

In the Biswanath Assembly Constitution, about 9.69% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Last Three Years Polling Percentage of Biswanath

Biswanath Assembly Constituency witnessed a polling percentage of 53.89% during the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections whereas it saw a polling percentage of 52.33% during the Legislative Assembly election of 2016. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections and polling percentage was 45.3.2%.

Here's the chart below :



Election

Year

Polling Percentage

Lok Sabha Election

2019

73.41%

State Assembly Election

2016

82.22%

Lok Sabha Election

2014

45.32%

  • In the 2016 Assembly Election, Promod Borthakur of BJP won the MLA election against Prabin Hazarika of AGP with a total of 64225 votes.
  • In the 2011 Assam Assembly Election, the winner of the year 1996 candidate was Prabin Hazarika of AGP, who secured the highest vote of 48104 and became the MLA.
  • In the following Assembly Election of 2006, candidate Nurjamal Sarkar of INC was again the winner with total votes of 42568 votes.
  • In the 2001 Assembly Election, candidate Nurjamal Sarkar of the Indian National Congress won the assembly seat with a total of 39399 votes.
  • In the 1996 Assembly election, candidate Prabin Hazarika of Asom Gana Parishad had won the Assembly seat with a total of 30186 votes.

YEAR

CANDIDATE

PARTY

TOTAL VOTES

2016

Promod Borthakur

BJP

64225

2011

Prabin Hazarika

AGP

48104

2006

Nurjamal Sarkar

INC

42568

2001

Nurjamal Sarkar

INC

39399

1996

Prabin Hazarika

AGP

30186

Political Parties Vote Percentage/Vote Share in Last Election

  • 1. In the assembly election of 2016, Promod Borthakur of BJP emerged as a winner of the assembly
  • seat by securing 52.33%votes.
  • 2. Nurjamal Sarkar of INC was the runner up with 44.09% of votes.
  • 3. While the third position was given to None of The Above (NOTA) with 1.91% of votes.
  • 4. While in the last position there is the candidate from Janata Dal (United) named Gopi Chand Shahabadi who could secure only 1.68% of votes.

Candidate Name Party Percentage Share:

  • 1. Promod Borthakur BJP 52.33%
  • 2. Nurjamal Sarkar INC 44.09%
  • 3. None Of The Above NOTA 1.91%
  • 4. Gopi Chand Shahabadi JD(U) 1.68%

CANDIDATES

PARTY

WINNING PERCENTAGE

Promod Borthakur

BJP

52.3%

Nurjamal Sarkar

INC

44.09%

None Of The Above

NOTA

1.91%

Gopi Chand Shahabadi

JD(U)

1.68%

Participating Candidate in Last Election & Result (winner & loser):

1. The candidate who contested in the 2016 Assembly Election is Promod Borthakur of BJP, Nurjamal Sarkar of INC and Gopi Chand Shahabadi of JD (U).

2. The winner of the 2016 Assembly Election was Promod Borthakur of BJP with 64,225 total votes.

3. Gopi Chand Shahabadi of JD(U) secured the least position with only 2056 votes.

Here's the below table :

SL .NO.

Candidate Name

Party

Total Votes

1

Promod Borthakur

BJP

64225

2

Nurjamal Sarkar

INC

54105

3

None Of The Above

NOTA

2341

4

Gopi Chand Shahabadi

JD(U)

2056

Work done in the last five years :

MLA Promod Borthakur laid the foundation stone of the Garbha Griha of Bishnu Mandir. He has donated nearly Rs 10 lakh for the renovation of the temple under the scheme called Asam Darshan Scheme. He has also improved the basic infrastructure of the area falling under his constituency besides focusing on other developmental work.



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