Southern Indian Constituency (Fiji) 1929 - 1963

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Southern Indian Constituency

Southern Indian Division , Fiji ke Hindustani log ke Legislative Council me aapan member ke vote kare khatir, 1929 me banawa gais tiin constituency me se ek rahaa. Aur dui constituency rahaa, North Western Indian Division aur Eastern Indian Division. Southern Indian Division me Viti Levu ke east ke sab district (Tailevu, Nausoru, Suva, Navua) rahaa. Ii ek communal constituency rahaa jiske matlab ii hae ki khali Hindustani log kharraa hoe aur vote kare sakat rahin. Ii constituency pe Vishnu Deo ke pakarr rahaa aur uu hian pe 8 dafe kharra bahis aur kabhi nai haaris.

1929 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Vishnu Deo

Ii Hindustani log khatir pahila election rahaa aur Fiji me khali ek sanstha, Fiji Indian National Congress, rahaa jon ki politically active rahaa, aur jiske leader rahin Vishnu Deo, S. B. Patel aur A. D. Patel. Ii election me dui candidate rahaa. Pahila rahaa, Vishnu Deo, jon ki ek Arya Samaji rahaa aur duusra rahaa John F. Grant jon ki ek Christian rahaa. Hindustani log Grant ke gora log ke chamcha maanat rahin aur us ke bahut kosis kare par bhi uu Deo ke nai harae paais.

Ii constituency me 663 voters register bhaen rahaa, jisme se 508 aapan amdani ke jariye, 37 aapan property ke jaiye aur 118 diino aamdani aur property ke jaiye register bhian rahaa.

Election ke result rahaa:[1]

Vishnu Deo 419*
John F. Grant 162
Informal 13
Total 594

1932 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

K. B. Singh

Ii election ke Hindustani leader log boycott kare mangat rahin, lekin Southern Division me Narbahadur Singh, Hamilton Beattie, jon ki Vriddhi-Vani newspaper ke editor rahaa, ke support se, kharaa hoe gais. Vishnu Deo nai mangat rahaa ki Singh Council me jaae aur kahe ki uu apne election larre se disqualified rahaa, uu K. B. Singh ke kharra kar diis.

Election ke result rahaa:[1]

K. B. Singh 341*
Narbahadur Singh 92
Informal 38
Total 471

Council K. B. Singh, Vishnu Deo ke instructions ke anusaar, common roll ke prastao rakhis, aur jab ii pastao gir gais tab uu resign kar diis.

1933 ke by-election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii seat khatir fir se election bhaes aur wahi duuno candidate fir se nominate bhaen.

Election ke result rahaa:[1]

K. B. Singh 382*
Narbahadur Singh 25
Informal 31
Total 438

Ii time K. B. Singh, Vishnu Deo ke baat nai sunnis aur Council me rahe gais. Baad me uu ulta ii prastao rakhis ki election ke jagah nominated system se Legislative Council ke sab member ke chuna jaae.

1937 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii election me Vishnu Deo unopposed rahaa. [2]

1940 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii election ke Vishnu Deo jiitis Election ke result rahaa:[3]

Vishnu Deo 783*
K. B. Singh 366
Total 1,149

1944 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii election me bhi Vishnu Deo unopposed rahaa. [4]

1947 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii election ke Vishnu Deo, Andrew Deoki ke harais, jon ii bol ke khrraa bhaes ki ek wakiil Legislative Council ke khatir achchaa rahii.[5] Election ke result rahaa:[6]

Vishnu Deo 1056*
A. I. N. Deoki 516
Informal 21
Total 1,593

1950 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii election ke Vishnu Deo jiitis Election ke result rahaa:[7]

Vishnu Deo 1681*
Hari Charan 1,446
Total 3,127

1953 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii election ke Vishnu Deo jiitis Election ke result rahaa:[8]

Vishnu Deo 2,365*
Hari Charan 1,288
Hari Charan Akheel 12
Total 4,665

1956 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii election me Vishnu Deo ke Odin Ramrakha se achchaa competition mila.

Election ke result rahaa:[9]

Vishnu Deo 1,900
Odin Ramrakha 1,423
Hari Charan 14
Informal 64
Total 3391
Andrew Deoki

1959 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Ii election me Vishnu Deo retire hoe gais rahaa, aur Andrew Deoki, jon ki pahile nominated member rahaa ii constituency se jiitis Election ke result rahaa:[10]

A. I. N. Deoki 1,877*
K. B. Singh 950
Pathik 89
Odin Ramrakha 82
Informal 76
% turnout 77.8%
Total 3074

1963 ke election[badlo | source ke badlo]

Election ke result rahaa: [11]

C. P. Bidesi 1,174
Andrew Deoki 3,722
Ram Lochan Regan 1,220
Sahu Khan 498
K. B. Singh 2,778
Total 9,615
% voted 80.1%

References[badlo | source ke badlo]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ahmed Ali, Fiji and the franchise: A history of political representation 1900-1937,iUniverce, Lincoln, 2008, ISBN 978-0-595-45021-3, Apendix X
  2. Pacific Islands Monthly, Volume 8, No. 1, 25 August, 1937
  3. Pacific Islands Monthly, Volume 11, No. 1, 15 August, 1940
  4. Pacific Islands Monthly, Volume 14, No. 12, 19 July 1944
  5. Alexander Mamak, Colour, Culture & Conflict: A Study of Pluralism in Fiji, Pergamon Press, 1978
  6. Pacific Islamds Monthly, Volume 18, No. 3, 17 October 1947
  7. Pacific Islamds Monthly, Volume 21, No. 2, 1 September 1950
  8. Pacific Islamds Monthly, Volume 24, No. 2, 1 September 1953
  9. Fiji Times, 22 August 1956
  10. Pacific Islands Monthly, Volume 30, No. 3, 1 October 1959
  11. Meller, Norman; James Anthony (1963). Fiji goes to the polls. Honolulu: East-West Center Press.