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

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

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

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 March 2021 12:20 PM GMT

Gohpur is a village and a sub-division located in the Biswanath district of Assam. The official languages of Gohpur are Bodo, Assamese, Bengali. In Gohpur, the famous freedom fighter Kanaklata Barua was born so the place is regarded as a historical place. Gohpur is also home to many historical temples, monuments etc. As per Census Report 2011, the sub-district code of Gohpur block is 02047. There are 231 villages and no towns in Gohpur Block. According to the latest Census Report of 2011, Gohpur has a total population of 1,21,830 people. As much as 93.4% of the population live in rural areas and 6.6% of the population in urban areas.

Gohupur Assembly Constituency: Name & Number

Gohpur bears the constituency. 78 and it forms a part of Tezpur Lok Sabha Constituency.



Parliamentary Constituency :

The Parliamentary Constituencies in India is 542 and among them, the seats for the general category are 441 and for SC and ST the seats are 84 and 47 respectively. Gohpur Assembly Constituency is a part of the Tezpur Parliamentary Constitution which comes under the Tezpur

Lok Sabha Constituency. Gohpur is one of the 9 assembly segments of Tezpur Parliament Seat which is located in Biswanath district. It is only a General category assembly seat. There is no reservation for SC and ST.


District :

Gohpur is located in Biswanath district and it is a sub-division and its headquarter is located in the Biswanath district of Assam, India. As per Census Report 2011, the sub-district code of Gohpur block is 02047. There are 231 villages and no towns in Gohpur Block.


No. of Towns :

Some of the nearest town/city to Gohpur is Itanagar (capital of Arunachal Pradesh), which is located at a distance of approx. 23.5KM. Besides this, there are some towns that are nearest to Gohpur like Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh), Bokakhat and Bihpuria at a distance of 25.9KM, 27.2KM and 32.7KM respectively.


No. of. Inhabited Villages :

Gohpur is a large area with 316 sq km including a 10.70 sq km urban area and 304.84 sq km rural area in the Biswanath district of Assam. with a population of 1,21,830 people. According to the 2011 census, there are about 231 villages in Gohpur Block.


Assembly Status :

In the 2016 Assembly election, the Gohpur constituency had a total of 171284 electors. Amongst them, the total number of valid votes was 146618. In the 2016 Assembly Election, BJP candidate Utpal Borah won the Assembly seat, with a total of 85424 votes and became MLA, whereas INC candidate Monika Bora was the runner-up with a total of 56489 votes. Therefore she lost the MLA seat by 28935 votes.


Total Population :

Gohpur is a Block in the Biswanath district of Assam, India. It forms a part of the Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency. According to the latest Census Report of 2011, Gohpur has a total population of 1,21,830 people. As much as 93.4% of the population lives in rural areas and 6.6% of the population in urban areas.

Total Population

Rural Population(in %)

Urban Population(in %)

1,21,830

93.4%

6.6%


No. of Households :

Gohpur is a large area and a sub-division comprising 23,231 houses in the sub-district.


Water Connection :

Gohpur is a sub-district of Biswanath district and it provides basic facilities to its administration and supplies amenities like proper water and sewerage system for every household.


Municipality Reach in the area :

Biswanath Municipal Corporation has a hold over 23,231 households to which it provides a proper water and sewerage system and it is also administered to look after the basic infrastructure of the area like building roads, drainage system etc. It also inflicts taxes on properties that come under its administration.


Religious groups/demography in the constituency :

The major communities living in the constituency are Hindus, Muslims and Christians where the percentage share is about 93.15%, 3.48% and 2.97% respectively. There are also minority groups living in the constituency that are Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and people from other religions.


Castes and Tribes in the Constituency :

Gohpur is a sub-district under the Biswanath district of Assam with a total population of around 121,830 peoples, among them about 44% of the population are Scheduled Tribes while Scheduled Caste constitutes about only 5.3% and the rest are from the General Category.


Top 3 cities in the Constituency:

There are no cities in the constituency.

Male/Female Electoral Distribution :

According to the Election Commission of India, Gohpur has 158476 registered voters. It comprises 81564 males and 76912 females.


Sex Ratio :

According to the 2011 Census Report, the sex ratio of Gohpur Circle is 965, therefore for every 1000 males in Gohpur Circle, there were almost 965 females.


Age Group Distribution :

In Gohpur Assembly Constituency about 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Polling Percentage of Last Three Years :

Gohpur Assembly Constitution witnessed a polling percentage of 63.64% during the 2019 Lok Sabha election whereas it witnessed a polling percentage of 58.26% during the 2016 Legislative Assembly Election. It saw a polling percentage of 51.1% during the 2014 Lok Sabha Election.

Result of the last five elections :

  • In the 1996 Assembly election, the candidate Ganesh Kutum of AGP had won the Assembly seat with a total of 33664 votes.
  • In the following 2001 and 2006 Assembly Election, the candidate Ripun Bora of the Indian National Congress won the assembly seat with a total of 58850 and 69718 votes respectively.
  • In the 2011 Assam Assembly Election, the candidate Monika Bora of INC won the election with a total of 60441 votes and became the MLA.
  • In the last Assembly Election, Utpal Borah of BJP won the MLA election against Monika Bora of INC with a total of 85424 votes.
  • Now Utpal Borah of BJP is the current MLA of Gohpur Assembly Constituency.

Assam Assembly Election Year wise

Party Name

Candidate's name

Won by no of votes or %

1996

Asom Gana Parishad

(AGP)

Ganesh Kutum

33664

2001

Indian National Congress (INC)

Ripun Bora

58850

2006

Indian National Congress (INC)

Ripun Bora

69718

2011

Indian National Congress (INC)

Monika Bora

60441

2016

Bharatiya Janata Party

Utpal Borah

85424

The percentage vote share of the political party in the last election :

In the assembly election of 2016, Utpal Borah of BJP emerged as a winner of the assembly seat by securing 58.26% of votes. Monika Bora of INC was the runner up with 38.53% of votes. While the third position was given to None of The Above (NOTA) with 1.11% of votes. In the fourth position, there is the CPI(ML)(L) candidate, HalanPurtti who secured 0.81% of votes. In the fifth position, an independent candidate (IND) named, Sabir Narzary secured only 0.66% of votes.

Candidates Name

Party of the candidates

Percentage

Utpal Borah

Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)

58.26%

Monika Bora

Indian National Congress (INC)

38.53%

None of The Above (NOTA)

-

1.11%

HalanPurtti

CPI(ML)(L)

0.81%

Sabir Narzary

Independent

0.66%

Candidate in the last election and result (winner and loser) :

The candidate who contested in the 2016 Assembly Election is Utpal Borah of BJP, Monika Bora of INC, None of The Above (NOTA), HalanPurtti of CPI(ML)(L), Sabir Narzary of IND and Deben Saikia of IND. The winner of the 2016 Assembly Election was Utpal Borah of BJP with 85424 total votes whereas Sabir Narzary, an independent candidate has secured only 967 votes.

Position

Candidate Name

Party

Total votes

1

Utpal Borah

Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP

85424

2

Monika Bora

Indian National Congress (INC)

56489

3

None of The Above (NOTA)

-

1621

4

HalanPurtti

CPI(ML)(L)

1189

5

Sabir Narzary

Independent

967

Work was done in the last Five Years :

Under the scheme called MukhyamantrirGrammyaParibahanAchonior Chief Minister's Rural Transport Scheme, the government has already provided 25% of the cost of the vehicle. For example, Light Motors vehicles were given away around the constituency. This scheme aims to improvise the connectivity of rural areas to urban areas and also to bring about employment in the village. The MLA has taken several initiatives for the development of the constituency.



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