Bhola-3

Bhola-3 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2010 by Nurunnabi Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Bhola-3
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictBhola District
DivisionBarisal Division
Electorate293,604 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Nurunnabi Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Lalmohan and Tazumuddin upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

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

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Hafizuddin Ahmed Jatiya Party[4][5]
1991 Hafizuddin Ahmed Independent
1996 Hafizuddin Ahmed Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Mohammad Jashimuddin Awami League
2010 Nurunnabi Chowdhury Awami League
2014 Nurunnabi Chowdhury Awami League
2018 Nurunnabi Chowdhury Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2018: Bhola-3[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Nurunnabi Chowdhury 105,317 70.2 −24.8
BNP Hafizuddin Ahmed 44,568 28.8 −2.4
Majority 105,257 70.2 −24.8
Turnout 149,885 69.7 −1.3
General Election 2014: Bhola-3[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Nurunnabi Chowdhury 171,658 95.0 +26.2
JP(E) AKM Nazrul Islam Mia 9,076 5.0 N/A
Majority 162,582 90.0 +52.5
Turnout 180,734 71.0 +3.9
Awami League hold

In October 2009, the Supreme Court upheld a ruling that Major (retired) Jashim Uddin's 2008 candidacy was illegal because he failed to wait the statutory five years after compulsory retirement from government service before running for parliament.[7] The Election Commission vacated the seat on February 3, 2010.[8] Nurunnabi Chowdhury was elected in the resulting April 2010 by-election.

Bhola-3 by-election, April 2010[9][note 1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Nurunnabi Chowdhury 93,873 68.8 +16.0
BNP Hafizuddin Ahmed 42,658 31.2 −14.5
Majority 51,215 37.5 +30.4
Turnout 136,531 67.1 −17.6
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Bhola-3[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Jashim Uddin 96,034 52.8 +19.1
BNP Hafizuddin Ahmed 83,123 45.7 −20.1
IAB Md. Nurul Islam 1,639 0.9 N/A
Independent Siddikur Rahman Manna 1,207 0.7 N/A
Majority 12,911 7.1 −25.0
Turnout 182,003 84.7 −25.6
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Bhola-3[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Hafizuddin Ahmed 98,659 65.8 +6.8
Awami League Tofail Ahmed 50,588 33.7 −2.9
IJOF AKM Nazrul Islam Mia 523 0.3 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Abdus Sattar 178 0.1 N/A
Majority 48,071 32.1 +9.8
Turnout 149,948 59.1 −11.7
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Bhola-3[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Hafizuddin Ahmed 70,843 59.0 +56.6
Awami League AKM Nazrul Islam 44,007 36.6 +4.3
Jamaat-e-Islami A. Shehabuddin 2,743 2.3 N/A
IOJ Md. Nurul Islam 1,254 1.0 N/A
JP(E) A. Sattar Alamgir 835 0.7 N/A
Gano Forum Md. Feroj Kibria Kishore 438 0.4 N/A
Majority 26,836 22.3 +9.6
Turnout 120,120 70.8 +29.1
BNP gain from Independent
General Election 1991: Bhola-3[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hafizuddin Ahmed 36,925 44.9
Awami League M. A. Kashem 26,515 32.3
Independent AKM Nazrul Islam 15,071 18.3
BNP Mozzamel Haque 1,961 2.4
Independent Nazimuddin Alam 524 0.6
Zaker Party Md. Rafiqul Islam 524 0.6
Independent Md. Shafi Ullah 406 0.5
BAKSAL Nurul Islam 290 0.4
Majority 10,410 12.7
Turnout 82,216 41.7
Independent gain from JP(E)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Election Commission suspended voting at 9 of 86 polling places because of allegations of ballot box stuffing and other irregularities. The election turnout is for the remaining 77 polling stations; it excludes the 31,566 registered voters whose polling places were shut down.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bhola-3". 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 2014-08-14. 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. ^ "Bhola-3". Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Bhola-3 to go to vote as AL MP loses in SC". bdnews24.com. 18 October 2009.
  8. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (25 April 2010). "Bhola-3 by-polls today amid high tension". The Daily Star. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  9. ^ "EC formally declares Shaon as Bhola winner". bdnews24.com. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  10. ^ "AL wins in 'peaceful' polls". The Daily Star. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "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.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°20′N 90°44′E / 22.33°N 90.73°E / 22.33; 90.73