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Digboi Constituency - Population, Polling Percentage, Facilities, Parties Vote Share, Last Election Results

Digboi Constituency - No. of Household, Population, Winner/Runner-up in Last elections & Vote Percentage & more in Assam Assembly Elections.

Digboi Constituency - Population, Polling Percentage, Facilities, Parties Vote Share, Last Election Results

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 March 2021 5:39 AM GMT

Digboi, a town popular for unique bungalows, is a Legislative Assembly Constituency located in the Tinsukia District of Assam, India. Digboi is to the North-eastern part of the State. The first oil well in Asia was drilled here, so it bears the name 'Oil City Of Assam'. People of different culture live in this borough. Assamese is the official language here.

Digboi Assembly Constituency: Name & Number

The Legislative Assembly contains 126 members, directly elected from single-seat Constituencies and holds office for five years. Digboi Assembly Constituency is one of the 126 Assembly Constituencies. It falls under the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha Constituency no. 123.

Parliamentary Constituency

There are 542 Parliamentary Constituencies in India. The general category seats are 441, 84 for the Scheduled Castes and 47 for the Scheduled Tribes. Digboi Assembly Constituency falls under the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha Constituency, and there is no assembly seat to hand for the reserved class.

District

Digboi is a town situated under Tinsukia District. The district of Tinsukia is one of the 33 Administrative Districts in Assam. The headquarter of the district is situated in Tinsukia city itself. The district is an industrial district that produces a sizeable amount of tea, oranges, ginger etc. Tinsukia is about 532 kilometres away from Dispur by road. 47.8% speaks Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Odia and Mising.


The district has a population of 13,27,929. There are two public hospitals and a few private hospitals in the district. The public hospitals are civil and ESIS hospital. As this district witnesses people from different walks of life and culture, different festivals are also celebrated here. Magh Bihu, Bohag Bihu, Kati Bihu, and other festivals such as Durga Puja, Tusu festivals and many more are observed.

Number of Towns & Inhabited Villages

There is only one town under Digboi Constituency, is Digboi town. Kherjan Forest village, Panbari forest village, Dhekiajan Forest village No1 and MakumKilla forest village are some of the neighbouring settlements of Digboi.


Assembly Status

In the 2016 Assembly Election, the Digboi Constituency had 1,15,517 voters, and the voter turnout was 95,458. In the election, Suren Phukan, a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party, won the election with 49,167 votes by defeating Gautam Dhanowar, the Indian National Congress candidate, who got 34,874 votes. The Digboi Assembly Constituency might be conducted in April-May 2021 as a part of the 2021 Assam Assembly Election.

TOTAL VOTERS

CANDIDATE NAME

PARTY

VOTES

DEFEATED

PARTY

VOTES

115517

SUREN PHUKAN

BJP

95458

GAUTAM DHANOWAR

INC

34874

Total Population of Digboi

21,736 is the population in Digboi, out of which 10,964 are male, and 10,772 are female. Out of the mentioned population above, 18,408 people are literate, out of which 9,588 are male literates, and 8,820 are female literates. The illiterate people are 3,328, from which 1,376 are male illiterates, and 1,952 are female illiterates. The worker population is 7,454, of which 6,337 are male workers, and 1,117 are female workers. Non-workers are 14,282, of which 4,627 are male, and 9,655 are female.

Total Population

Male

Female

Literate

Illiterate

21736

10964

10772

18408

3328


Number of Household

Digboi is a place with a 21,736 population. There are 4,643 households in Digboi.

Water Connection

The Tap water facility is provided, and they also use handpumps and uncovered wells.


Municipality Reach

The basic civic amenities, such as water and sewerage is provided.


Digboi Constituency Demography

People of different religion are here in Digboi, such as-The Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Jains. They all live together. The Hindu religion stands with the highest number of its people, with 19,493, out of which 9,813 are male, and 9,680 are female. The second-highest is the Muslim religion, with 1,762, out of which 916 are male, and 846 are female. The third-highest is the Christian religion, with 205 people, of which 95 are male, and 110 are female. The next is the Sikhs, with 152 people out of whom 78 are males and 74 are female. Other religions like Buddhist and Jain has 106 and 8, respectively. And 10 is the people with no religion specified.

Caste & Tribes Under Constituency

Scheduled Castes (SC) living in Digboi as per the census 2011 is 694, out of which 367 are male, and 327 are female. Scheduled Tribes (ST) is 125, from which 58 are male, and 67 are female.

Top Three Cities

The only town in the Constituency is Digboi town.


Male/Female Electoral Distribution

There are 95,458 voters, of which 49,149 are male voters, and 46,309 are female voters.

Total ELECTORATES

MALE

FEMALE

95458

49149

46309


Sex Ratio

The sex ratio of Digboi is 982 females per 1000 males.


Age Group Distribution

The age group distribution in the area as per census 2011 for the children between age 0 to 6 is 1,745, out of which 881 are boys, and 864 are girls.

Last Three Years Polling Percentage

The winning party of 2014, 2016 and 2019 was the Bharatiya Janata Party. The party won the election for the last three years continuously.

Result Of Last Five Elections

In 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Assembly Elections, Rameswar Dhanowar of the Indian National Congress won the election continuously for the last four years with 34,234, 35,418, 35,773 38,663 votes, respectively.

In 2016, Suren Phukan, a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party, won the election with 49,167 votes by defeating Gautam Dhanowar, a candidate of the Indian National Congress, who got 34,874votes. Suren Phukan won by 14,293 margin votes.

YEAR

Candidate Name

PARTY

VOTES

1996

RAMESWAR GHATOWAR

1NC

34234

2001

RAMESWAR GHATOWAR

INC

35418

2006

RAMESWAR GHATOWAR

INC

35773

2011

RAMESWAR GHATOWAR

INC

38663

2016

SUREN PHUKAN

BJP

49,167

Political Parties Percentage Vote Share in Last Election

Suren Phukan, the winner of the 2016 Assembly Election of the Bharatiya Janata Party, got 51.47%, Gautam Dhanowar of the Indian National Congress was the runner up with 36.51%, Pranab Chetia, Imran Siddique, Biswanath Sarma Bordoloi, Bhabakanta Chutia and Chandan Bagh, the Independent candidates secured 5.07%, 1.22%, 1.02%, 0.78% and 0.62% respectively. Nogen Dhekial Phukan of the National Congress Party secured 0.97%, and the votes secured by 'None of the above' NOTA was 2.35%.

CANDIDATE NAME

PARTY

VOTES

VOTE%

SUREN PHUKAN

BJP

49,167

51.47%

PRANAB CHETIA

IND

4841

5.07%

GAUTAM GHATOWAR

INC

34874

36.51%

IMRAN SIDDIQUE

IND

1166

1.22%

BISWANTH SARMA BORDOLOI

IND

977

1.02%

BHABAKANTA CHUTIA

IND

743

0.78%

CHANDAN BAGH

IND

588

0.62%

NONG DHEKIAL PHUKAN

NCP

923

0.97%

NONE OF THE ABOVE

NOTA

2246

2.35%

Participant Candidates in Last Election & Result (Winner & Looser)

In the Assam Assembly Election of 2016, the candidates who contested the election in Digboi are Suren Phukan of Bharatiya Janata Party, Gautum Dhanowar of the Indian National Congress, Nogen Dhekial Phukan of NCP and IND candidates Pranab Chetia, Imran Siddique, Biswanath Sarma Bordoloi, Bhabakanta Chutia and Chandan Bagh. In the end, Suren Phukan of the Bharatiya Janata Party won the 2016 election with a total number of 49,167 votes by defeating a candidate of the Indian National Congress named Gautam Dhanowar, who had received 34,874 votes.

Work Done in Last Five Years by Candidates

Suren Phukan, MLA of Digboi, has constructed the Ganesh temple of Samdang Gaon with Rs. 1.5 lakh of the MLA Area Development Fund, constructed Harihar temple in Tokowani village at Rs 10 lakh, established Barbil Lakshmi road, Gariyating road, raised classrooms in Barekuri college, reconstructed Digboi PNGB road with Rs 52.3 lakh. He has provided electricity in the Samdang region where there was no electricity and freed the people from the darkness. During the lockdown, he distributed food items to help low-income families. He also inaugurated a mask selling centre by the self-help group near Nimitz Bakery at 1 no. Barbil Gaon Panchayat.

Schemes/Projects Announced for Upcoming Election

In the upcoming Assam Assembly Election 2021, different political parties have laid down their manifestos to the public to get their support and win the election. The Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi mentioned that they would build an anti-CAA memorial once they win. He also said that it would be a memorial to commemorate anti-CAA protesters' who sacrificed their lives to save the Assamese pride.

The manifesto also mentioned all types of microfinance loans for women to ease their concern in the villages. The party also promised free electricity up to 120 units for the poor and middle-class people so to not pay a large amount of electricity bill every month. The party also ensured that each family member would have a job to prevent unemployment and poverty by adopting 'One family, One job'.

Bharatiya Janata Party Announced that many vehicles with audio-visual presentations would tour Assam. People will be able to express what they want. This party, who had already provided 2,50,000 lakhs with each to around 8000 Namgarhs, also promised to increase other Namgarh benefits. This party also provided land pattas to the landless people.

Asom Gana Parishad has allied with Bharatiya Janata Party and has promised to find solutions regarding the problems of flood and improve the welfare of children, women and economically weaker sections of society.

The AIUDF party promised security to the minorities and dealt with illegal immigrants' problems.

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