Dholai is a town located in Cachar district of Assam. It is located 33 kilometres south of the district headquarters of Silchar. The local languages used in the constituency are Bengali, Sylheti, Meitei, Dimasa.
ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY NAME & NO
Dholai Vidhan Sabha Constituency is the 11th constituency of the Assam Assembly. Dholai is also part of Silchar (Lok Sabha constituency). The sitting MLA of Dholai is Parimal Suklabaidya of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He won the Assam Assembly election 2016 with a percentage of 59.54% votes.
Dholai Assembly constituency is a part of the Silchar Parliamentary constituency, which comes under the Silchar district of Assam.
Dholai comes under the Cachar District, which is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. It is made up of the Barak Valley alongside Hailakandi and Karimganj. The name Kachar has its origin in the Kachari Kingdom, and Kachar was originally an area under the Tripura Kingdom.
Geographically Cachar is spread across 3,786 square kilometres. Barak is the primary river in the district, along with other small and big tributaries that run through the Cachar district. Mostly Cachar consists of plains, however, there are small little hills that surround the place from multiple corners.
Although Cachar is recognised as one of the crucial business hubs of Assam yet economically, it is not as advanced as it was supposed to be. In 2016 Cachar was named as one of the country's 250 most backward districts out of a total of 640 districts. It also falls under one of the eleven districts of Assam, which is currently receiving funds under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
There are three sub-divisions in Cachar districts which are- Lakhipur, Katigorah and Silchar. Additionally, it has seven assembly constituencies - Sonai, Dholai, Lakhipur, Udharbond, Barkhola and Katigorah. Out of these seven assembly constituencies, Dholai is designated as an SC constituency.
Based on the 2011 population Census of India, Cachar has a population of 1736617 people with a 459 population density per square kilometre. Over the decade from 2001 to 2011, Cachar has seen 20.17% of population growth. It has a literacy rate of around 80.36%, and the sex ratio is 958 women per 1000 male.Bengali is the official language of the Cachar district which is spoken by almost 75% of people, and English is recognised as the second official language of the district. Moreover, Bengali Muslims are the dominant people and occupy most of the population ratio.
In terms of education, Cachar is no longer lagging behind as it houses some prestigious educational institutions in the state. The district has a central university known as Assam University. It also has a medical college and NIT, one of the 30 NITs of India. Apart from these, there are many other colleges and schools in the district.
NO OF TOWNS
Dholai does not have any big town under its constituency.
In the 2016 Assembly election, BJP's Parimal Suklabaidya won the challenge from the Indian National Congress' Girindra Mallik. Parimal Suklabaidya got 68694 votes compared to Congress contestant Girindta Mallik's 41857 votes.
In the 2011 Assembly election, Indian National Congress' Girindra Mallik had routed the BJP's Parimal Suklabaidya. Girindra Mallik got 52734 votes as compared to Parimal Suklabaidya's 38364 votes.
The voter turnout in Dholai in the 2016 Assembly election was 79.93 per cent.
TOTAL POPULATIONAs per the 2011 Census of India, Dholai had a total population of 258760 males. Out of these, 97.03% of people live in rural areas, and 2.97% live in urban areas.
MUNICIPALITY REACH IN THE AREA
The basic civic infrastructure of Dholai constituency is maintained by Dholai Municipal Corporation.
CASTE AND TRIBES IN THE CONSTITUENCY
Scheduled Caste (SC) constitutes 15.9%, while Scheduled Tribe (ST) is 1.6% of the total population in Dholai Circle.
TOP 3 CITIES IN THE CONSTITUENCY
There are no cities in this constituency.
MALE/FEMALE ELECTORAL DISTRIBUTION
In the 2016 Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 1,60,092 registered voters. Out of which male voters are 85,327 and female voters are 74,765.
POLLING PERCENTAGE IN 2016 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
The polling percentage in the Assembly election of 2016 was 79.93% in Dholai constituency.
PERCENTAGE VOTE SHARE OF POLITICAL PARTY IN THE LAST ELECTIONThe percentage of the winning party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, was 53.54%, and the runner up party that is Indian National Congress was 32.62%%. Other losing parties AIUDF and SUCI, got 10.43% and 0.89%, and 1.64% of votes were cast in None of the Above (NOTA) category.
PERCENTAGE OF VOTE SHARE IN THE LAST FIVE ELECTIONS
- In the 1996 Assam Assembly Elections, Girindra Mallik from Indian National Congress party won the Dholai seat with 27032 number of votes. He defeated Kamakhya Prasad Mala of AGP party.
- In the 2001 Assam Assembly Elections, Parimal Suklabadya from BJP party won the Dholai seat with 26284 votes. He defeated Kamakhya Prasad Mala who was contesting as an Independent.
- In the 2006 Assam Assembly Elections, Parimal Suklabadya from BJP party won the Dholai seat with 35919 votes. He defeated Kamakhya Prasad Mala of IND party.
- In the 2011 Assam Assembly Elections, Girindra Mallik from INC party won the Dholai seat with 52734 votes. He defeated Parimal Suklabadya of BJP party.
- In the 2016 Assam Assembly Elections, Parimal Suklabadya from BJP party won the Dholai seat with 68694 votes. He defeated Girindra Mallik of INC party.