Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha polls:
The CPM has won the Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seat thrice in last four elections. Minati Sen won the seat in 1999 and 2004 elections on a CPM ticket. Mahendra Kumar Roy won the seat in 2009 before losing to Bijoy Chandra Barman in 2014 elections.
Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 3
Total Electors: 15,31,469 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 7,95,704
Female Electors: 7,35,765
Assembly Constituencies: Mekliganj (SC), Dhupguri (SC), Maynaguri (SC), Jalpaiguri (SC), Rajganj (SC), Dabgram-Phulbari, Mal (ST)
Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Castes
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: The Communist Party of India (CPM) has won this seat thrice in last four elections. Minati Sen of the CPM won the seat in 1999 and 2004 elections. Mahendra Kumar Roy won the seat in 2009 before losing to Bijoy Chandra Barman in 2014 elections.
Demographics: Part of the tea-growing belt of North Bengal, a sizeable number of people are directly or indirectly linked to the tea industry. The area has a large number of refugees from present-day Bangladesh. Moreover, 15 percent of the population is believed to be tribal.