Bhola-1

Bhola-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Tofail Ahmed of the Awami League.

Bhola-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictBhola District
DivisionBarisal Division
Electorate310,048 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Tofail Ahmed
Created fromBakerganj-1

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Bhola Sadar Upazila.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Bakerganj-1 constituency when the former Bakerganj District was split into four districts: Bhola, Bakerganj, Jhalokati, and Pirojpur.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Naziur Rahman Manzur Jatiya Party[4][5]
1991 Tofail Ahmed Awami League
February1996 Mosharef Hossain Shahjahan Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 vacant
2001 Mosharef Hossain Shahjahan Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Andaleeve Rahman Bangladesh Jatiya Party
2014 Tofail Ahmed Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Tofail Ahmed was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[6]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Bhola-1[2][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Andaleeve Rahman 95,158 53.2 -8.9
Awami League Yusuf Hossain Humayun 78,489 43.9 +6.4
IAB Md. Anisul Haque 3,698 2.1 N/A
BDB Abu Azam Khan 724 0.4 N/A
Gano Front Krisok Md. Sadak 484 0.3 N/A
Independent Topon Kumar Chakroborti 204 0.1 N/A
Majority 16,669 9.3 -15.2
Turnout 178,757 77.4 +16.2
BJP gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Bhola-1[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Mosharraf Hossain Shahjahan 95,904 62.1 +19.4
Awami League Tofail Ahmed 58,010 37.5 -7.3
JSD Md. Nasir Uddin 313 0.2 N/A
BKSMA (Sadeq) Krisok Md. Sadaq 173 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Humayun Kabir 136 0.1 N/A
Majority 37,894 24.5 +22.4
Turnout 154,536 61.2 -5.0
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Tofail Ahmed stood for two seats in the June 1996 general election: Bhola-1 and Bhola-2. After winning both, he chose to represent the latter and quit the former, triggering a by-election.[10][11] The High Court, however, stayed the by-election, and the seat remained vacant for the entire tenure of the seventh parliament.[12][11]

General Election June 1996: Bhola-1[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Tofail Ahmed 50,099 44.8 +7.6
BNP Mosharraf Hossain Shahjahan 47,759 42.7 +17.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Abu Bakar Siddique 6,071 5.4 +1.9
JP(E) Maksudur Rahman 4,024 3.6 -28.7
IOJ Abdul Mannan 2,816 2.5 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Sahid Alam 604 0.5 +0.2
Gano Forum Abu Taher 193 0.2 N/A
BKSMA Krisok Md. Sadak 169 0.1 N/A
FP A. Hadi Masud 58 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,340 2.1 -2.8
Turnout 111,793 66.2 +18.5
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Bhola-1[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Tofail Ahmed 36,465 37.2
JP(E) Naziur Rahman Manzur 31,644 32.3
BNP Mosharraf Hossain Shahjahan 24,922 25.4
Jamaat-e-Islami A. F. M. Abdul Hamid 3,382 3.5
Zaker Party Abdul Ohab Miah 322 0.3
Independent Md. Ali Zinnah 277 0.3
Independent Mahmudul Haq Kamal 216 0.3
BKSMA Krisok Md. Sadak 213 0.2
JSD (R) Md. Shahajahan 179 0.2
Independent Abdul Jabbar Hauladar 141 0.1
Independent Monsur Helal 132 0.1
NAP (Mozaffar) Md. Shahajahan 100 0.1
Majority 4,821 4.9
Turnout 98,003 47.7
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bhola-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. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Results Comparison". Amar Desh. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  11. ^ a b "List of 7th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Dhaka-10 by-poll Symbol Dispute". The Daily Star. 2 June 2004. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°41′N 90°39′E / 22.69°N 90.65°E / 22.69; 90.65