Barisal-1

Barisal-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Abul Hasanat Abdullah of the Awami League.

Barisal-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictBarisal District
DivisionBarisal Division
Electorate258,034 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Abul Hasanat Abdullah

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Agailjhara and Gournadi upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the first general elections in newly independent Bangladesh, held in 1973.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Tofail Ahmed Awami League[4]
1979 Mosharraf Hossain Shahjahan Bangladesh Nationalist Party[5]
1986 Sunil Kumar Gupta Jatiya Party[6][7]
1991 Abul Hasnat Abdullah Awami League
February1996 Zahir Uddin Swapan Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Abul Hasnat Abdullah Awami League
2001 Zahir Uddin Swapan Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Talukder Md. Younus Awami League
2014 Abul Hasanat Abdullah Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Abul Hasanat Abdullah was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[8]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Barisal-1[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Talukder Md. Younus 98,245 57.2 +12.1
BNP Abdus Sobhan 70,969 41.3 -13.1
IAB Golam Mahmud 1,582 0.9 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Shuvashis Samaddar 415 0.2 N/A
Independent Ashok Gupta 371 0.2 N/A
Independent Zahir Uddin Shapan 203 0.1 N/A
Majority 27,276 15.9 +6.6
Turnout 171,785 87.0 +10.5
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Barisal-1[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Zahir Uddin Swapan 81,791 54.4 +11.2
Awami League Abul Hasnat Abdullah 67,760 45.1 0.0
IJOF Md. Haroon Ur Rashid 470 0.3 N/A
Independent Bhabaranjan Baidhya 262 0.2 N/A
Independent John Nihar Ranjan Biswas 64 0.0 N/A
Majority 14,031 9.3 +7.3
Turnout 150,347 76.5 -0.7
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Barisal-1[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abul Hasnat Abdullah 52,418 45.1 -2.5
BNP Kazi Golam Mahbub 50,125 43.2 +3.2
JP(E) Sunil Kumar Gupta 6,054 5.2 +4.2
Jamaat-e-Islami Sarder Abdus Salam 5,395 4.6 -4.3
IOJ Abdur Razzak Khan 1,619 1.4 N/A
Independent John Nihar Ranjan Biswas 374 0.3 N/A
Jatiya Janata Party (Asad) Md. Mahabubur Rahman 111 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Abdul Latif Kabiraj 79 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,293 2.0 -5.6
Turnout 116,175 77.2 +16.6
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Barisal-1[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abul Hasanat Abdullah 55,697 47.6
BNP Kazi Golam Mahbub 46,855 40.0
Jamaat-e-Islami Sarder Abdus Salam 10,430 8.9
Zaker Party A. K. M. Forhad Hossain 1,510 1.3
JP(E) Sarwar Alam 1,154 1.0
UCL Zahir Uddin Swapan 613 0.5
Independent S. K. Zaman 597 0.5
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Khalilur Rahman 165 0.1
Majority 8,842 7.6
Turnout 117,021 60.6
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barishal-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 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "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.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°58′N 90°14′E / 22.97°N 90.23°E / 22.97; 90.23