Goalpara West is serialized as the 38th assembly constituency and comes under the Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency. There is one subdivision, and the headquarters is located in the Goalpara town itself.
Assembly Constituency Name & Number- Goalpara West, 38
Goalpara West is one among the 126 assembly constituencies of the Assam assembly constituency. It is serialized as the 38th assembly constituency and comes under the Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency. There is one subdivision, and the headquarters is located in the Goalpara town itself.
The population of Goalpara West is 252276 according to the 2011 census reports. The 2011 census report says that 9.35% of the entire population lives in urban areas, and another 90.65% resides in rural areas.
India has a total of 542 parliamentary constituencies. The general category occupies a total of 441 seats, and S.C. and S.T. categories occupy 84 & 47 seats, respectively. Goalpara West constituency falls under the Dhubri parliamentary constituency. The Lok Sabha or the parliamentary constituency does not fall under the category of reserved seats for S.C. or S.T. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Badruddin Ajmal, who represented All India United Democratic Front, won the elections by defeating Abu Taher Bepari from the Indian National Congress. The winning margin of votes was 2,26,258. [Also Check - List of Goalpara West Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Polling Booths]
Goalpara is an administrative district of Assam. The district headquarters is located in Goalpara itself. Earlier it was a princely state governed by the Koch Kings. The name Goalpara is taken from the word "Gwaltippika", which means the village of milkmen. Goalpara was a huge district earlier, but gradually, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, and Dhubri were separated and became individual districts.
Geographically the district of Goalpara occupies an area of 1,824 square kilometres.
There are four assembly constituencies under the Goalpara district, which are- Dudhnai, Goalpara East, Goalpara West and Jaleswar. Out of these four assembly constituencies, Dudhnai falls under Guwahati parliamentary constituency, and the other three are under the Dhubri constituency. Dudhnai Assembly constituency is also designated as Schedule Tribe constituency.
As per the 2011 census, Goalpara district has a population of 1008183. Out of the total number, 171657 are children belonging to 0 to 6 years of age. The census report of 2011 states that 4.5% of the entire population of Goalpara district lives are of scheduled caste, and 23% of people belong to scheduled tribes. The sex ratio of the district is 964 women for every 1000 men. The literacy rate combining both urban and rural areas is 55.91%. Additionally, there are 198458 houses in the Goalpara district.
People from all religious beliefs live in the Gualpara district. Again the 2011 census shows that Gualpara has 34.51% Hindu people, 57.52% Islamic people and 7.72% Christain people and 0.25% belonging to other religious practices.
Language-wise there are 51.80% of the people in Goalpara speak Assamese, 29.68% speak Bengali, 1.04% speak Hindi, 7.56% speak Garo, and 5.16% speak Rabha and 3.54% people speak Bodo.
Economically Goalpara is not very advanced. A report published in the year 2006 showed Goalpara as one of India's most backward districts. It also comes under one of the eleven districts of Assam, which is receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
Goalpara also has a few tourist destinations. For example, Sri Surya Pahar, Shiva Temple at Dadan Hill, Pir Mazhar, Hulukanda Hill, Urpod Beel of Agia, Sri Tukreswari Hill and the like.
In the 2016 assembly elections, Goalpara East had a total of 1,88,875 registered voters. Out of the total figure, there are 95572 male voters, and 93303 are female voters. In the said election, the voter turnout percentage was 90.52%, and Abdul Kalam Rasheed, who represented the Indian National Congress (INC), won with 57,374 votes. Gauranga Prasad Das, who contested from the Bharatiya Janata Party, was the runner up and lost with a margin of 2581 votes.
The total population of Goalpara West, according to the 2011 census, is 252276. Out of the total number, 90.65% live in rural areas, and 9.35% live in urban areas.
Cast & Tribe in the Constituency
In Goalpara West, 2.35%% of people belong to the Scheduled Caste, and 17.65% of people are from the Schedule tribe.
Male/Female Electoral Distributions
As per the Election commission of India, Goalpara West has 188875 registered voters in the 2016 assembly elections. Out of these, 95572 are male voters, and 93303 are female voters.
Polling percentage for the 2016 Assembly Elections
The polling percentage in the Assembly election of 2016 was 91.38% in Goalpara West constituency.
Percentage of the vote share of political parties in the last five election
1) In the 1996 Assam Assembly Elections, Wazed Abu Bakkar Siddique Jotdar from the Indian National Congress party won the Goalpara West seat with 19370 votes. He defeated Nazmul Haque who contested independently.
2) In the 2001 Assam Assembly Elections, Sheikh Shah Alam from the NCP party won the Goalpara West seat with 13994 votes. He defeated Abu Bakkar Siddique Jotdar who was contesting from INC.
3) In the 2006 Assam Assembly Elections, Abdur Rashid Mandal from the INC party won the Goalpara West seat with 26330 votes. He defeated Ahammad Ali of AIUDF party.
4) In the 2011 Assam Assembly Elections, Sheikh Shah Alam from the AIUDF party won the Goalpara West seat with 37800 votes. He defeated Purandar Rabha of AGP party.
5) In the 2016 Assam Assembly Elections, Abdur Rashid Mandal from the INC party won the Goalpara West seat with 61007 votes. He defeated Ahammad Ali of AIUDF party.
Candidates in the last election & result (winner and Looser)
In the last assembly election, the Indian National Congress Party candidate Abdur Rashid Mandal won with a total of 61007 votes with a 44.77% share. Ahammad Ali from the All India United Democratic Front Party lost the battle with 36668 votes. Jabeen Barbhuiya from BJP came in the third position by securing 32432 votes.
PARTY OF THE CANDIDATE
PERCENTAGE OR NUMBER OF VOTES ACQUIRED
Abdur Rashid Mandal
None of the above