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Darjeeling election 2014

  1. 1. DARJEELING THE QUEEN OF HILLS
  2. 2. DARJEELING • Country- India • State, West Bengal • District Darjeeling. • Area-Total10.57 km2 (4.08 sq mi) Elevation2,050 m (6,730 ft) • Population (2011) • Total132,016 Languages • Local Nepali, Tibetan, Kiranti, Nepal Bhasa, Gurung, Magar, Bhutia, Tamang,Lepcha • Official Nepali and English
  3. 3. "The one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once- by even a glimpse would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the world combined" - Mark Twain. • It is located in the Lesser Himalaya. • It is certainly that Darjeeling in the post modern era comprises of six T’s -Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and Trekkers’ paradise. • Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called "Queen of the Hills", provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. • This is the land of the muscatel flavoured Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe. • This is the land of the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill vying for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers.
  4. 4. ASSEMBLY CONSTITUTION OF DARJEELING DRISTRICT
  5. 5. DARJEELING ELECTION 2014
  6. 6. Major Political Parties The main national parties active in West Bengal are: • The Communist party of India (CPI) • The Communist party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] • The Indian National Congress (INC) • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) The regional parties in the state are: • All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) • All India Forward Block • Revolutionary Socialist Party • Gorakha National Liberation Front • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha • Democratic Socialist Party (Prabodh Chandra) • Socialist Unity center of India (Communist)
  7. 7. Indian general elections, 2014: Darjeeling Party Candidate Votes % ±% BJP S.S. Ahluwalia 4,88,257 42.75 -8.75 AITMC Bhaichung Bhutia 2,91,018 25.48 +25.48 CPI(M) Saman Pathak 1,67,186 14.64 -10.65 INC Sujoy Ghatak 90,076 7.89 -11.54 Independent Mahendra P. Lama 55,767 4.88 Independent Rabindra Roy Basunia 6,100 0.53
  8. 8. SUCI(C) Goutam Bhattacharya 3,993 0.35 Gorkha Rashtriya Congress Nima Lama 2,906 0.25 None of the Above None of the Above 18,045 1.58
  9. 9. ABOUT ELECTION • While the Trinamool Congress has floated football player and a local hero for Darjeeling, Baichung Bhutia. • the BJP has floated its vice-president SS Ahluwalia here after its 2009 winner Jaswant Singh wanted to contest from his home state Rajasthan • Saman Pathak, son of well-known leader Ananda Pathak, is the CPI(M) candidate from Darjeeling • Apart from them are the two local parties, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF).
  10. 10. • The GJM, formed in 2007 by Bimal Gurung who has led the fight for a separate Gorkhaland singlehandedly after he fell out with GNLF’s Subhash Ghising, had won the three assembly seats of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong in the 2011 Assembly elections and turned Darjeeling into a safe seat for BJP by supporting Singh in 2009. • This time, GJM has once again decided to support the BJP, who in turn have promised to support the formation of a separate state of Gorkhaland if it comes to power at the Centre. • The final twist in the story arrived when the GNLF’s Subhash Ghising re-entered Darjeeling, after a forced exile of five years. • After coming to power in 2011, Mamata Banerjee signed a memorandum for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, and tried to shift the discourse from state autonomy to peace and development
  11. 11. • With the BJP coming out in support of a separate Gorkha state, Mamata Banerjee has warned that West Bengal will not turn out to be the next Andhra Pradesh.
  12. 12. THANK YOU by-prashant joshi pradhan

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