Winner of General Elections 2009 in Silchar is KABINDRA PURKAYASTHA (BJP)

Updated Election Results Details of Silchar

Candidate NamePartySymbolAddressVote
Kabindra Purkayastha BJPLotusNutanpatty Silchar Dist:Cachar243532
Badruddin Ajmal AUDFLock and KeyDonkigaon PO & PS: Hojai Dist: Nagaon202062
Sontosh Mohan Dev INCHandSatindra Mohan Dev Road Tarapur Silchar Dist: Cachar197244
Dipak Bhattacharjee CPMHammer Sickle and StarDeshabandhu RoadSilcharDist:Cachar11831
Manish Bhattacharjee INDCoatPushpa Behar Lane Meherpur Silchar Dist: Cachar7093
Sumit Roy INDFrying PanVill & PO: Channighat PS: Dholai Dist: Cachar5949
Kantimoy Deb INDCup & SaucerBanipara Silchar Dist: Cachar4109
Nagendra Chandra Das INDViolinVill: Salimabad PO: Bhairabpur Dist: Cachar3296
Yogendra Kumar Singh INDRailway EnginePanchayat Road Silchar Dist: Cachar2418
Subir Deb INDBattery TorchAmbicapatty Silchar Dist: Cachar2373
Pijush Kanti Das INDCandlesVill:Hatirhar Pt-I PO: Srikona Dist: Cachar1739
Nabadwip Das INDGas CylinderShib Colony Silchar Dist: Cachar1539
Joy Sundar Das INDJugVill: Bhairabpur Pt III PO: Kalain PS: Katigorah Dist: Cachar1478
Chandan Rabidas INDTelevisionVill: Panibhora PO: Clever House PS: Dholai Dist: Cachar1424
Nazrul Haque Mazarbhuiyan INDCeiling FanR P Road Hailakandi Town Ward No 3 Dist: Hailakandi1315
Jayanta Mallick INDTableItkhola Near Cachar High School Road Silchar Dist: Cachar1144
Total Votes688546

YearVoter Turnout PercentageWinner CandidatePercentagePartyRunnerup CandidatePercentageParty
1999 73.52 Sontosh Mohan Dev 55.54 INC  Kabindra Purkayastha 37.36 BJP  
1998 78.68 Kabindra Purkayastha 37.05 BJP  Santosh Mohan Dev 33.85 INC  
1996 78.62 Sontosh Mohan Deb 42.69 INC  Kabindra Purkayastha 30.45 BJP  
1991 75.73 Kabindra Purkayastha 38.87 BJP  Nurul Huda 36.81 CPM  
1984 75.69 Santosh Mohan Dev 48.88 INC  Noorul Huda 39.08 CPM  
1980 66.54 Santosh Mohan Dev (rana Dev) 52.01 INC(I)  Rashida Haque Chaudhury 46.98 INC(U)  
1977 54.31 Rashida Haque Choudhury 55.74 INC  Noorul Huda 44.26 CPM 

Silchar is the headquarters of Cachar district in the state of Assam in India. It is the economic gateway to the state of Mizoram and part of Manipur. The town of Silchar has tremendous commercial importance. It consequently, witnesses the settlement of a sizeable population of traders from distant parts of India. Being a peaceful place in the North-East earned it the bon mot of "Island of Peace" from India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The majority of populace in Silchar are illegal immigrant Bangladeshis majorly from sylhet in Bangladesh, earlier a part of district under the erstwhile Sylhet district of undivided india. Meiteis are the original inhabitants living here Ten generations before the partition of Bengal but now considered a minority ,other communities living in Silchar are meitei Pangals,Rongmei Nagas,Cacharis etc. Silchar is situated by the banks of the Barak River in what is popularly known as Barak Valley.Earlier it used to be a part of Manipuri empire later annexed by the Britishers and thus came under Indian hegemony after the Independence in 1947.Rice is the staple cereal. Fish is also available. Shutki or otonga (the local name for dried fish) tôrkari, shidal chutney ,"Iromba", "chungar peetha" ,"uti" are some of the local delicacies.



Silchar is located at the southern part of Assam. Situated on the Barak River near the Bangladesh border, it is a trade and processing centre for tea, rice and other agricultural products. There is limited industry, principally papermaking and tea-box manufacturing. The city has an airport and lies on both a rail head and national highways connecting Guwahati, Assam; Agartala, Tripura; Imphal, Manipur and Aizawl in Mizoram state. It has an average elevation of 22 metres (72 feet).


As of 2001 India census, Silchar had a population of 143,003. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Silchar has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 76%. In Silchar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Major religions followed are Hinduism and Islam.


At Silchar, the wind generally blows from the northeast in the morning and from the southeast in the afternoon. Summer is hot, humid and interspersed with rains and thunderstorms. Winter generally starts towards the end of November and lasts till February. Towards the start of the Bengali month of Baishakh (mid-April) rain clouds start covering the skyline. Silchar is inundated almost every year due to excessive rainfall and flooding by the river Barak. In the last three decades, Silchar and the Barak Valley have been ravaged by three major floods -- in 1986, followed by the one in 1991, and more recently in 2004.


Silchar has some of the best educational institutes in the whole of North East India. One of the 20 National Institutes of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering Colleges), NIT Silchar is one of the oldest engineering colleges in the North-Eastern region. REC Silchar as it was known previously is now an Institute of National Importance in India. Silchar also has Silchar Medical College, a Polytechnic Institute, B.Ed colleges, two Law colleges and an Industrial Training Institute (ITI). After several years of persistent efforts Silchar got its own university Assam University a central university, which imparts education in both the general as well as professional streams. The university, which came in to existence in 1994, has 9 schools and 29 departments under them. The university also has 51 affiliated colleges under it. Some reputed schools in Silchar include Adhar Chand H.S. School, Holy Cross School, Silchar Collegiate School, South Point School,Oriental High School,Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Narsing School, Govt. Boys School, Govt. Girls school and a couple of Kendriya Vidyalayas amongst others. Among the colleges the best known ones are Guru Charan College, Ramanuj College, Cachar College, Radhamadhab College, Aryan Junior College etc. Guru Charan College is one of the most respected and reputed colleges in the whole of Assam and then Radhamadhab College. On the other hand, Ramanuj Gupta & Aryan Junior College are known to be the most successful institutions for +2 level studies, now-a-days, in the entire Barak valley. The colleges are credited with producing some of the best intellectuals of the region. Recent years have seen Silchar emerge as a potential educational place where denizens from the trouble-torn North-Eastern region come to the town for their children's education. Today a large number of professionals from Silchar are to be found around the globe in almost all countries and regions. Students today can educate themselves in almost all fields.


Silchar is connected by road, rail and air to the rest of the country. Silchar is connected through meter gauge rail network with Lumding and this is currently being updated to broad gauge lines. The railways station is located at Tarapur, Silchar. There are regular inter state bus services connecting Silchar with Guwahati, Shillong, Aizawl, Agartala and other places. The airport is located at Kumbhirgram, about 22 km from Silchar and there are regular flights connecting Silchar with Kolkata, Guwahati and Agartala.

Historical background

Cachar district records

"The management of the affairs of the district was entrusted after annexation, to Lieutenant Fisher, an officer of approved ability and great local experience. for some months Cachar continued to be administered from Cherrapunji, the head quarters of the Agent to the Governor General, but in consideration of practical difficulties early in 1833 Fisher had his head quarters at Dudpatil which however were soon shifted to Silchar for the sake of convenience." In the 1850s, British tea planters re-discovered the game polo in Manipur on the Burmese border with India. The first polo club in the world was formed at Silchar. The first competitive modern form of Polo was also played out in Silchar and the plaque for this feat still stand at the back side of the District Library, Silchar. Other clubs followed and, today, the oldest in the world is the Calcutta Club, founded in 1862.

Railway link

The Assam Bengal Railway brought Silchar into the Indian railway map in 1899. The railway line from Lumding to Silchar is hailed as one of the most exciting pristine railway tracks of India. Built by the British during the colonial rule, the Meter Gauge line stands testimony to the grandiose of what was once a highly popular city in the North-East.

Language martyrs

Silchar saw one of the uprising in favour of the Bengali language, although the language which is widely spoken is Sylheti which is quite distinct from Bengali. When the Assam Government, under Chief Minister Bimala Prasad Chaliha, passed a circular to make Assamese mandatory, Bengalis of Barak Valley protested. On 19 May, 1961, Assam Police opened fire on unarmed protesters at Silchar Railway Station in which 11 agitators died. After the popular revolt, Assam Government had to withdraw the circular and Bengali was ultimately given official status in the three districts of Barak Valley.
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