Sipajhar is a constituency located in the district of Darrang of Assam. It is one of the main towns in the middle of Assam. The distance between Sipajhar and Guwahati is about 70 km, and the distance between Sipajhar and Mangaldoi, the headquarter town of Darrang district, is about 15km. Sipajhar is also one of the tehsils of the Indian state Assam. It is a major bus stop, and the National Highway 15 goes through it. According to the 2011 census, the total no. of the place's population was 123,498, and out of this population, 62,832 are males, and the females are 60,666. The total no. of people residing in the Sipajhar circle in 2011 was 25,546. The Pincode of Sipajhar is 784145.
ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY NAME AND NO.
The Legislative Assembly contains 126 members of the Legislative Assembly who holds office for five years, and the office is in Dispur. Sipajhar Assam assembly constituency is no.66. The current member of the legislative assembly belonging to Sipajhar is Binanda Kumar Saikia. He belongs to BJP.
The total no. of parliamentary constituencies in India is 542, and among them, 442 seats are for the general category, 84 seats are for SC, and 47 seats for ST. Sipajhar Assembly segment falls under the Mangaldoi Lok Sabha constituency, which is no. 8 out of the 14 legislative Assembly members of Assam.
Sipajhar is a town that comes under the Darrang district of Assam, India. The district is an administrative district in Assam. According to the latest census, the number of Assamese-speaking people in Darrang is 457696, and Bengali is 450233. The area occupied by the Darrang district is1585 km2.
NO. OF TOWNS
Sipajhar is one of the main towns in middle Assam. Some of the nearby cities/town to Sipajhar are Guwahati, Rangia and Mangaldoi.NO. OF INHABITED VILLAGES
There is a total of 93 villages in Sipajhar. Some of the villages with high population are Kira Kara N.C. with 6190 people, Dhalpur no.3 with 6115 people, Bhuktabari with 5400 people, Maroi 5353 population, and Dhalpur no.1 with 5214 people. To see the people of other villages, click on the link below.
In the 2016 election, the constituency had a total no. of 158541 voters. Out of this, the voter's turnout is 136755. In the election, Binanda Kumar Saikia from the Bharatiya Janata Party won the seat with 65487 votes by defeating the Indian National Congress candidate named Dr Zoii Nath, secured a total of 53312 votes. Therefore, he lost by 12175 votes.
The Sipajhar assembly constituency is expected to go to polls in mid-April 2021 as a part of the 2021 Assam assembly election. The Assam assembly polls will be held to elect a total no. of 126 members of MLAs.
According to the census of 2011, the total population of Sipajhar is 123498. Of literate persons in Sipajhar are 77308 0ut of this, 42131 are male literates, and female literates are 35177.
NO. OF HOUSEHOLD
Sipajhar is a town located in Darrang district, Assam, with a total no. of 25546 households. The Sipajhar town has a population of 123498, out of which 62832 are male, and 6066 are female according to the census 2011.
For the purpose of water connection, Tap water supply is provided for the people. A hand pump and uncovered well are also used in some of the areas in Sipajhar.
Currently, only the market area has street lights installed in the area.
MUNICIPALITY REACH IN THE AREA
As of now, there is no Municipality in the area. Panchayet takes care of the area.
RELIGIOUS GROUP/DEMOGRAPHY IN THE CONSTITUENCY
The Hindu religion's total population in Sipajhar is 66143; out of this, 33468 are male, and 32675 are female. The total no. of the Muslim population is 57099, and out of this, 29235 are male, and 27864 are female. No. of the Christian population is 135, and out of this, 65 are male, and 70 are female.
CAST AND TRIBES IN THE CONSTITUENCY
The total no. of people that belong to Schedule Cast (SC) is 5310, from which 2265 are male, and 2265 are female. It constitutes 4.3% of the total population, and the no. of Schedule Tribe (ST) is 815, from which 409 are male, and 406 are female. It constitutes 0.7% of the total population.TOP 3 CITIES IN THE CONSTITUENCY
The top 3 nearest cities/town in the constituency are Guwahati, Mangaldoi and Rangia, with a distance of 27km approx between Guwahati and Sipajhar, 16.9 km from Sipajhar to Mangaldoi via NH15 and 42.1 km from Sipajhar to Rangia.
MALE FEMALE ELECTORAL DISTRIBUTION
According to India's election commission, Sipajhar has 136755 registered votes out of this, 71588 are males, and 64622 are females.
The current sex ratio for the town, according to the census 2011, is 966, where the total female population is 60666, and the male population is 62832, which is on the higher side for the town.
AGE GROUP DISTRIBUTION
In the area, the age group distribution according to the 2011 census for the children of age 0 to 6 is 17132, and among them, the no. of girls are 8566 and the no. of boys are 8566.
POLLING PERCENTAGE FOR LAST 3 YRARS (WHICH CONSTITUENCY HAS BEEN THE STRONGHOLD FOR WHICH PARTY AND FOR HOW LONG. WHAT HAS BEEN THE VOTING PATTERN)
According to the graph given below, the BJP party has been the winning party for the last three years. If we see the bars, we can see that the voting pattern has been relatively stagnant for the recent election.
RESULT OF THE LAST FIVE ELECTION
In the 1996 Assembly election, Zoii Nath Sarmah, AGP, won the election with total votes of 42877 by defeating Madhab Rajbangshi from the INC party with 37877 votes. In the 2001 Assembly election, Zoii Nath Sarmah from the AGP party won the election with 45978 votes by defeating an INC candidate named Binanda Kumar Saikia, who got 45764 votes. And in the year 2006, 2011 and 2016 Assembly election Binanda Kumar Saikia from the INC party was the winner consistently with total votes of 51851 in 2006, 51927 votes in 2011 and 65487 votes in 2016, respectively and also in the year 2016 Assembly election, he changed his party from Indian National Congress to Bharatiya Janata Party and played his polls.
PERCENTAGE VOTE SHARE OF POLITICAL PARTY IN the LAST ELECTION
The percentage of the winning party that is BJP secured 47.89%, whereas the lowest percentage is of RPI(A) with 0.76% and other parties like INC ana IND secured 38.98% and 7.91%, respectively.
CANDIDATES IN LAST ELECTION & RESULT (WINNER AND LOOSER)
A BJP candidate, Binanda Kumar Saikia, won the 2016 Assembly election with a total no. of 65,487 votes. And the candidate of INC, named Dr Zonil Nath Sarmah, lost the election with 53,312 votes.
WORK DONE IN LAST 5 YEARS BY THE CANDIDATE
Mr Binanda Kumar Saikia, MLA of Sipajhar, has inaugurated the house of science and computer education at Hazarikapara, Gandhismriti Higher Secondary School, with the expense of Rs 21,89,000. He also has constructed roads in their constituency under the state self-priority development Sitan SOPD (G) with Rs 190.00 lakh and Rs 170.00 lakh. The streets are Banakuchi Nagaon road and roads from Borampur to Borichowka Mahaliapara. He also provided funds for building the office building of the newly built Assistant Executive Engineer Sipajhar Regional Road Sub-Committee under the year 2019-2020 of State Self-Priority Development Sitan SOPD.
Binandda Has also utilized his MLA development funds to construct a new classroom for Burhakhat Primary School. He had donated Rs 5 lakh to complete the project, and he was the chief guest during the inauguration of the new classroom.
He has also funded many development projects through constituency development funds. One such project was the development of the Historical Dharmpeeth Sri Kamakhya Dham at Katahi Rajghat for the Sipajhar Constituency.