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

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

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

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2021 9:56 AM GMT

Hojai, which is a town and Assembly constituency falls under Nowgong Lok Sabha Constituency. According to census 2011, it has total 228530 people.

ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY NAME AND NUMBER

Hojai Assembly Constituency is one among 126 Assembly constituencies and beers number 91. It falls under the Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency.


PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY

The parliamentary constituency in India is 542 from which the seats for general category is 441 and for SC and ST the seat is 84 and 47 respectively. Hojai Assembly Constituency is a part of Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency and there is no reservation for SC and ST.


DISTRICT

Hojai is one of the newly formed districts, which was formed in 15 august 2016 from 3 tehsils of Nagaon district. The district headquarter is situated at Sankardev Nagar with a distance of about 8 km from Hojai town. The district covers 1686 km square area. Assamese is the official language in Hojai. A large number in Hojai are dependent upon agriculture. The district also has small-scale industries, such as Agar wood Distillation units, Saw Mills and Bamboo and Cane furniture's Manufacturing units.


NUMBER OF TOWNS

There are about 4 towns in Hojai. They are:

  1. Hojai town
  2. Golaghatia Basti (Census town)
  3. Borpukhuru (Census town)
  4. Pub-Dhaniram Pather (census town).

NUMBER OF INHABITED VILLAGES

There are about 105 villages in Hojai. A few of them are:

  1. Ahumpura
  2. Alinagar
  3. Amlipukhuri Gaon
  4. Amtala
  5. Baliram Pathar
  6. Barafuti
  7. Bhimarali
  8. Bhokhaw Basti
  9. Bihsnupur

ASSEMBLY STATUS

In the 2016 Assembly election, the Hojai constituency had a total of 225461 electors. Out of them the total number of valid votes was 194031. In the election, the BJP candidate Shiladitya Dev won the MLA seat with 105615 total votes And Dhaniram Thousan of AIUDF party was the runner up with 49756 votes.


TOTAL POPULATION

As per the latest census report of 2011, Hojai has total 228530 people from which the males are 116852 and females are 111678. From the total number of people, 167485 people lives in rural areas from which 85575 are males and 81910 are females and have 31150 households. The people that live in urban areas are 61045 from which 31277 are males and 29768 are females and have 11634 households.

Total population

Urban

Rural

228530

61045

167485

Total households

42784

11634

31150

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

There are about 42,784 households in Hojai Assembly Constituency.


WATER CONNECTION

Hojai Assembly constituency has facility of tap water from a treated source. The people in Hojai also makes use of handpump and uncovered wells.


STREET LIGHT

There is Domestic electrification at Hojai and Street lights are also available in certain areas.


MUNICIPALITY REACH IN THE AREA

The basic civic infrastructure of Hojai is maintained by Hojai Municipal Corporation.


RELIGIOUS GROUPS/DEMOGRAPHY IN THE CONSTITUENCY

The religious groups in Hojai are: Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain. Religion wise, the number of people is given below:

Religion

Total number

Male

Female

Hindu

135377

69525

65,852

Muslim

92590

47,033

45,557

Christian

194

96

98

Sikh

114

63

51

Buddhist

21

12

9

Jain

45

24

21

Religion not specified

184

97

87

CAST AND TRIBES IN THE CONSTITUENCY

In Hojai Constituency, the people that belonged to Schedule Cast is 39055 from which 20234 are male and 18821 are female and people of Schedule Tribe is 5147 from which 2572 are male and 2575 are female.


TOP THREE CITIES IN THE CONSTITUENCY

The top three cities in Hojai constituency are:

  1. Hojai town
  2. Golaghatia basti (census town)
  3. Borpukhuri (census town).


MALE/FEMALE ELECTORAL DISTRIBUTION

The overall count of electorates of Hojai Assembly constituency is 1,94,031 of which 1,01,595 is the count of male electorates and 92,436 is the count of female electorates.


SEX RATIO

Hojai has a sex ration of 956 females per thousand males.


AGE GROUP DISTRIBUTION

In Hojai, children younger than the age of six are 34,242 from which 17317 are boys 16925 are girls. It makes up 15% of the overall population.



POLLING PERCENTAGE FOR LAST THREE YEARS

Hojai Assembly Constitution witnessed a polling percentage of 61.04% during the Lok Sabha elections of 2019. In the 2016 legislative Assembly constitution election it showed a polling percentage of 54.4% and in Lok Sabha election of 2014, it witnessed a polling percentage of 49.04%.


RESULT OF LAST FIVE ELECTION

The results of last five elections in Assam Assembly Elections are:

  1. In 1996 and 2001, Ardhendu Kumar Day of the Indian National Congress Party won the election by securing 37286 and 51048 votes respectively.
  2. In 2006 Dr Aditya Langthasa of Assam United Democratic Front emerged as the winner with 44364 votes and defeated Ardhendu Kr Dey of Indian National Congress party who got 39011 votes.
  3. In 2011, Dr Ardhendu Kumar Dey of the INC party won the seat with 70649 votes and defeated Dr Aditya Langthasa of AIUDF party.
  4. In 2016, Shiladitya Dev of the BJP won the election with 105615 votes and defeated Dhaniram Thousan of AIUDF party.

Assam Assembly Election year wise

Name of the party

Name of the candidates

Number of votes

1996

Indian National Congress

Ardhendu Kumar Dey

37286

Asom Gana Parishad

Kamal Dutta

32237

2001

Indian National Congress

Ardhendu Kumar Dey

51048

Bharatiya Janata Party

Ramaprasad Saha

44887

2006

Assam United Democratic Front

Dr Aditya Langthasa

44364

Indian National Congress

Ardhendu Kr Dey

39011

2011

Indian National Congress

Dr Ardhendu Kumar Dey

70649

All India United Democratic Front

Dr Aditya Langthasa

50755

2016

Bharatiya Janata Party

Shiladitya Dev

105615

All India United Democratic Front

Dhaniram Thousen

49756

PERCENTAGE VOTE SHARE OF POLITICAL PARTY IN LAST ELECTION

In the Assembly Election of 2016, Shiladitya Dev of the Bharatiya Janata Party won the election with 54.4% of the overall votes. Dhaniram Thousan of All India United Front Party was the runner up, who secured 25.63% out of total votes. Ardhendu Kumar Dey of the Indian National Congress party secured 18.13%. The independent candidates, Zakir Hussain and Mainul Hoque secured 0.74% and 0.41% respectively. 0.69% of the votes had been given to 'none of the above'.

Name of candidate

Name of the party

Percentage (%)

Shiladitya Dev

Bharatiya Janata Party

54.4%

Dhaniram Thousan

All India United Front Party

25.63%

Ardhendu kumar Dey

Indian National Congress

18.13%

Zakir Hussain

Independent

0.74%

Mainul Hoque

Independent

0.41%

None of the above

0.69%

CANDIDATES IN LAST ELECTION AND RESULT (WINNER AND LOOSER)

The candidates that participated in 2016 Assembly Election are:

  1. Shiladitya Dev of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  2. Dhaniram Thousen of All India United Democratic Front party.
  3. Ardhendu Kumar Dey of the Indian National Congress party
  4. Independent candidate, Zakir Hussain
  5. Independent candidate, Mainul Hoque

Among all the candidates that contested, the candidate who emerged as the winner was Shiladitya Dev, who belonged to the Bharatiya Janata Party with 54.4% votes and defeated Dhaniram Thousan of the Indian national congress party, who got 25.63%.

BIG TICKET SCHEMES/PROJECT ANNOUNCED IN THE RUN UP TO THE ELECTIONS FOR THE CONSTITUENCIES

In 2021 upcoming Assam Assembly election, different parties have laid out their manifestos to the people so that they can win the election.

The BJP has made decisions about involving public opinions so they announced that hundreds of vehicles with audio-visual presentation will tour Assam in order to know about the needs of the public. And the people can also make a miss call in order to state their needs. The party, already providing almost 8000 old namgarhs with 250000 rupees each, also promised to increase the benefits of other namgarh's as well. They have also provided land pattas to landless people.

Congress party's manifesto mentions the waiver of microfinance loans of all types for women to ease the problems of women of villages who are involved in taking loans from microfinance organisation. The party also promised free electricity up to 120 units so that it will be a relief for the poor and middle-class people and they will not have to pay large amount of bill every month.

The party also ensured that a member of each family will have job to prevent unemployment and poverty by adopting the policy of 'one family, one job'.

The AGP party who has allied with BJP, 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 to protect the security of the minorities and deal with the issues of illegal immigrants.


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