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

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

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

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2021 6:16 AM GMT

Lakhipur is a town located in the Cachar district in the Indian state of Assam, which is also the name of the municipal board in the town. Lakhipur town committee was formed in 1960 with four wards, to begin with. After continuous up-gradation and revision, there are currently twelve wards under the Lakhipur municipal board.

ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY NAME & NO

Lakhipur Vidhan Sabha Constituency is the 13th constituency of the Assam Assembly. Lakhipur is a part of the Silchar Lok Sabha constituency. The elected MLA of the 2016 election is Rajdeep Goala of the Indian National Congress party, who won the election with 60135 votes and 55% vote share.


PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY

Lakhipur Assembly constituency is a part of the Silchar parliamentary constituency, which comes under the Silchar district of Assam.


DISTRICT

Lakhipur comes under the Cachar District, which is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. It is in the Barak Valley alongside Hailakandi and Karimganj. The name Cachar has its origin in the Kachari Kingdom, and Kachar was originally an area under the Tripura Kingdom.

Geographically Cachar covers an area of 3786 square kilometres. Barak is the primary river in the district, along with other small and big tributaries that run through the Cachar district. Cachar consists of plains however, there are small little hills surrounding 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 among the country's 250 most backward districts of India out of the total number of 640. 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 such as as- 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 in the said place 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, which is one of the thirty NITs of India. Apart from these, there are many other colleges and schools in the districts.

NO OF INHABITED VILLAGES

Lakhipur has around 266 inhabited villages under its domain.


ASSEMBLY STATUS

In the Assembly election of 2016, the INC's Rajdeep Goala won with 60135 votes compared to BJP contestant Thoiba Singha's 35768 votes.

In the 2011 Assembly election, Indian National Congress' Dinesh Prasad Goala had routed the Bharatiya Janata Party's Surendra Reena Singh. Dinesh Prasad Goala got a considerable number of 51975 votes compared to Surendra Reena Singh, who netted just 21897 votes.

The voter turnout in Lakhipur in the 2016 Assembly election was 73.73 per cent.

TOTAL POPULATION

As per the 2011 census of India, Lakhipur has a total population of 221867. Out of these, 95.37% of people live in rural areas, and 4.63% live in urban areas.

Total population (2011census)

Male

Female

221867

95.37%

4.63%

NO OF HOUSEHOLDS

There are almost 53,360 number of households in the Lakhipur Tehsil. Out of these, 4417 are urban households, and 48943 are rural households.

MUNICIPALITY REACH IN THE AREA

Lakhipur block falls under the village panchayat. There are around 266 villages that fall under the Lakhipur block. Some of them are- Aolatali, Badbadia, Balachari, Balaikhamar, Abhirampara, Bordol, Baurartal, Basmura, Chaibari, Chulkani, Dharai, Doloni, etc.

CASTE AND TRIBES IN THE CONSTITUENCY

Scheduled Caste (SC) constitutes 6.02%, while Scheduled Tribe (ST) are 1.77% of the total population in Lakhipur circle.

TOP 3 CITIES IN THE CONSTITUENCY

Lakhipur is a tehsil in the Cachar district of Assam. It does not have any major cities.

MALE/FEMALE ELECTORAL DISTRIBUTION

In the Assembly election of 2016, the constituency had a total of 143262 registered voters. Out of which male voters are 75163, and female voters are 68099.


TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS

MALE

FEMALE

143262

75163

68099

POLLING PERCENTAGE IN 2016 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

The polling percentage in the Assembly election of 2016 was 75.84% in Lakhipur constituency.

PERCENTAGE VOTE SHARE OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE LAST FIVE ELECTIONS

YEAR

CANDIDATE NAME

PARTY

DEFEATED

VOTES

1996

DINESH PRASAD GOALA

INC

AUDESH KUMAR SINGH(BJP)

45961

2001

DINESH PRASAD GOALA

INC

REENA SINGH(BJP)

26284

2006

DINESH PRASAD GOALA

INC

REENA SINGH(BJP)

53052

2011

DINESH PRASAD GOALA

INC

REENA SINGH(BJP)

51975

2016

RAJDEEP GOALA

INC

THOIBA SINGH(BJP)

60135

  1. In the 1996 Assam Assembly Elections, Dinesh Prasad Goala from Indian National Congress party won the Lakhipur seat with 45961 votes. He defeated Audesh Kumar Singh of BJP party.
  2. In the 2001 Assam Assembly Elections, Dinesh Prasad Goala from INC party won the Lakhipur seat with 26284 votes. He defeated Reena Singh of BJP party.
  3. In the 2006 Assam Assembly Elections, Dinesh Prasad Goala from INC party won the Udharbond seat with 53052 votes. He defeated Reena Singh of BJP party.
  4. In the 2011 Assam Assembly Elections, Dinesh Prasad Goala from INC party won the Lakhipur seat with 51975 votes. He defeated Reena Singh of BJP party.
  5. In the 2016 Assam Assembly Elections, Rajdeep Goala from INC party won the Lakhipur seat with 60135 votes. He defeated Thoiba Singha of the BJP party.

CANDIDATES IN 2016 ASSAM ELECTION & RESULT

In the last assembly election, the Indian National Congress Party candidate Rajdeep Goala won with a total vote of 60135 with a 55% share. Thoiba Singha from the Bharatiya Janata Party lost the battle with a margin of 24367 votes. Lalthomlien Hmar from the JD(U) came in the third position by securing 8923 votes. The least of them all is Joy Singh Chatri, who got 1346 votes, and 1309 votes were cast in the None of The Above (NOTA) category.

CANDIDATE NAME

PARTY

VOTES

RAJDEEP GOALA

INC

60135

THOIBA SINGH

BJP

24367

LALTHOMLIEN HMAR

JD(U)

8923

JOY SINGH CHATRI

1346

NONE OF THE ABOVE

1309


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