Bagerhat-1

Bagerhat-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2009 by Sheikh Helal Uddin of the Awami League.

Bagerhat-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictBagerhat District
DivisionKhulna Division
Electorate302,328 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Sheikh Helal Uddin
Created fromKhulna-1

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Chitalmari, Fakirhat, and Mollahat upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Khulna-1 constituency when the former Khulna District was split into three districts: Bagerhat, Khulna, and Satkhira.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 MA Khayer Awami League[4]
1988 Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu Jatiya Party[5]
1991 Mozammel Hossain Awami League
February 1996 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Bangladesh Nationalist Party[6]
Sep 1996 by-election Sheikh Helal Uddin Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Sheikh Helal Uddin was re-elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[7]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

Sheikh Hasina stood for three seats in the 2008 general election: Bagerhat-1, Rangpur-6, and Gopalganj-3. After winning all three, she chose to represent Gopalganj-3 and quit the other two, triggering by-elections in them.[8] Helal Uddin was elected unopposed in March 2009 after the Election Commission disqualified the other two candidates in the by-election scheduled for April 2009.[9]

General Election 2008: Bagerhat-1[2][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Hasina 142,979 68.3 +12.1
BNP Sheikh Wahiduzzaman Dipu 58,533 28.0 -15.8
IAB Md. Liakat Ali 7,522 3.6 N/A
National People's Party Sheikh Shawkat Hossain 288 0.1 N/A
Majority 84,446 40.3 +28.0
Turnout 209,322 89.4 +7.6
Awami League hold
General Election 2001: Bagerhat-1[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Helal Uddin 106,235 56.2
BNP Sheikh Mujibar Rahman 82,922 43.8
Majority 23,313 12.3
Turnout 189,157 81.8
Awami League hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Sheikh Hasina stood for three seats in the June 1996 general election: Bagerhat-1, Khulna-1, and Gopalganj-3. After winning all three, she chose to represent Gopalganj-3 and quit the other two, triggering by-elections in them.[12][13][14] Helal Uddin was elected in a September 1996 by-election.[14]

General Election June 1996: Bagerhat-1[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Hasina 77,342 51.4 +3.2
BNP Sheikh Mujibar Rahman 47,299 31.4 +0.2
IOJ Moulana Siddiqur Rahman 9,912 6.6 +6.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Ahad Ali 8,463 5.6 N/A
JP(E) S.M. Shafiqul Islam 5,977 4.0 +3.7
JSD (R) Surandra Nath Sikdar 586 0.4 -0.9
Bangladesh Tafsil Jati Fedaration (S.K. Mandal) Sawpan Kumar Mandal 350 0.2 N/A
Democratic Republican Party Md. Arafatul Islam 275 0.2 N/A
Zaker Party Muniruzzaman 234 0.2 -0.3
Independent Binoy Krisna Poddar 179 0.1 N/A
Majority 30,043 19.9 +2.9
Turnout 150,617 82.8 +23.0
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Bagerhat-1[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mozammel Hossain 62,045 48.2
BNP Sheikh Mujibar Rahman 40,155 31.2
BKA Maulana Siddiqur Rahman 21,123 16.4
JSD (R) Sheik Kamruzzaman 1,728 1.3
NAP (Muzaffar) S. M. Sabur 1,525 1.2
Zaker Party S. M. Nizamul Haq 641 0.5
Pragotishi Jatiatabadi Dal (Nurul A Moula) Sheikh Shawkat Hossain Nilu 494 0.4
JP(E) Sheik A Hai 442 0.3
IOJ Khelafot Hossain 361 0.3
Bangladesh Muslim League (Matin) A Sabur Sheik 154 0.1
Majority 21,890 17.0
Turnout 128,668 59.8
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bagerhat-1". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  4. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members" (PDF). Jatiya Sangsad. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  7. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  8. ^ "By-Elections for Bangladesh's Parliament Scheduled for March 30". VOA Bangla. 15 February 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Sheikh Helal elected MP uncontested". The Daily Star. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 28 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  14. ^ a b "List of 7th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 6 March 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°47′N 89°42′E / 22.78°N 89.70°E / 22.78; 89.70