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West Bengal Election Opinion Poll: EtG Predicts Rise of BJP in Alipurduar Dist

Alipurduar district was carved out from Jalpaiguri on 25th June 2014, as the 20th district in the state of West Bengal.The district consists of Alipurduar municipality and six community development blocks viz Madarihat–Birpara, Alipurduar–I, Alipurduar–II, Falakata, Kalchini and Kumargram. There are 66 Gram panchayats and 9 census towns in 6 blocks. The district has its headquarters at Alipurduar. Nearly 80 of its total population belong to SC/ST community. It is the hometown of various ethnic tribes like Rajbanshi, Rabha, Metch, Santhals, Madasia, Bodo and Toto & Oraons.

This District has 5 assembly constituencies (ACs),

  • Alipurduars
  • Kumargram
  • Falakata
  • Madarihat
  • Kalchini

To better understand how the district is politically inclined, pollsters from EtG Research conducted a district wide opinion poll, the results suggest that BJP has fair shot of winning.

Local issues prevailing in the district are bad main roads,poorly maintained drinking water facilities,substandard health care facilitates, shortage of doctors and teachers and lack of implementation of government schemes. These issuesthrow a major blow to the whole narration of AITC’s “Parivartan” slogan.

BJP’s growth in the district manifestedthrough several mediums,for instance, media in this region broadcasts news in Hindi & Nepali only, as BJP’s target audience are the Nepali Gorkha community and the Hindus, party leaders have been emphasizing the schemes introduced by the central government through these news channels. In several parts of the district, people have still not received benefits and/or benefits from the AITC government, most are not even aware of the benefits being provided. Instead, they are securing help from BJP at lower levels.

Breaking down the political inclinations of the respective communities residing in the district

[Also Read: EtG Opinion Poll in West Bengal Nadia Dist]

  1. ST's(Oraon, Munda, Lama, Tamang,Parua, Munda,Majhi, Christian STs),Majorityin Kumargram, Kalchini and Madrihat.
    • Kumargram -Split between BJP and AITC.
    • Kalchini -Inclined towardsAITC.
    • Alipurduar- Majority supporting BJP with few inclined towards AITC.
    • Falakata- Inclined towards BJP.
    • Madrihat – Inclined towards BJP.
  2. SC’s (Namasudra, Rajbanshi, Barman), residing across the district, majority in Falakata.
    • Madrihat- Inclined towards BJP.
    • Falakata- Split between BJP and AITC.
    • Kalchini- Split between BJP and AITC.
    • Kumargram- Split between BJP and AITC.
    • Alipurduar- Majority supportsAITC and a few back BJP.
  3. GENERAL CASTE (Basak, Roy, Kar, Chettri, Sharma, Brahmins, Kshatriyas), Majorityin Alipurduar.
    • Madrihat- Inclined towards BJP.
    • Falakata- Inclined towards AITC.
    • Kalchini- Split between BJP and AITC.
    • Kumargram- Inclined towards AITC.
    • Alipurduar- Majority supportsAITC and a few back BJP.
  4. OBC, Majorityin Kumargram and Falakata mostly.
    • Madrihat-Inclined towards BJP.
    • Kumargram – Inclined towards BJP.
    • Falakata- Inclined towards AITC.
  5. MUSLIMS, reside across the district.
    • Madrihat- Inclined towards AITC.
    • Falakata- Inclined towards AITC.
    • Kalchini- Inclined towards AITC.
    • Kumargram- Inclined towards AITC.
    • Alipurduar- Inclined towards AITC.
  6. CHRISTIANS, reside across the district.
    • Madrihat- Inclined towards AITC
    • Kalchini- Splitbetween BJP and AITC.
  7. BUDDISTS, Majority in Madrihat and Kalchini.
    • Madrihat- Inclined towards BJP.
    • Kalchini- Inclined towardsAITC.
  8. OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUP (AddiBassi, Marang Boro, Santal, Saranath, Sari Dharma, Sarna, Alchchi, Bidin, Sant, Saevdharm, Seran, Saran, Sarin, Kheria, etc), majority in Madrihat.
    • Madrihat- Inclined towards BJP.