Chandpur-2

Chandpur-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Nurul Amin Ruhul of the Awami League.

Chandpur-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictChandpur District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate393,346 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Nurul Amin Ruhul

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Matlab Dakshin and Matlab Uttar upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Comilla-20 constituency when the former Comilla District was split into three districts: Brahmanbaria, Comilla, and Chandpur.

Ahead of the 2008 general election, the Election Commission redrew constituency boundaries to reflect population changes revealed by the 2001 Bangladesh census.[4] The 2008 redistricting altered the boundaries of the constituency.[5]

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had excluded one union parishad of Matlab Dakshin Upazila: Narayanpur.[3][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Shamsul Haque Jatiya Party[7][8]
1991 Md. Nurul Huda Bangladesh Nationalist Party[9]
1996 Md. Nurul Huda Bangladesh Nationalist Party[10]
2001 Md. Nurul Huda Bangladesh Nationalist Party[11]
2008 Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Awami League
2014 Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Awami League
2018 Nurul Amin Ruhul Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[12]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chandpur-2[2][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Md. Rafiqul Islam 123,785 55.5 +16.9
BNP Md. Nurul Huda 87,061 39.0 -20.7
Independent Jalal Uddin 8,258 3.7 N/A
IAB Mukter Hossain 2,617 1.2 N/A
Gano Front Md. Jahirul Islam 494 0.2 N/A
LDP Md. Billal Hossain 397 0.2 N/A
Gano Forum Abu Bakar Siddique 385 0.2 N/A
Majority 36,754 16.5 -4.7
Turnout 222,997 82.2 +24.5
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Chandpur-2[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Md. Nurul Huda 78,205 59.7 +38.2
Awami League Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury 50,516 38.6 -28.5
Independent Md. Aminul Haq Sarkar 1,381 1.1 N/A
Independent Md. Jashim Uddin 333 0.3 N/A
Independent Mohammad Shamsul Haq Sikder 217 0.2 N/A
Independent Harun-or-Rashid 169 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Arshad Ali Sarkar 80 0.1 N/A
Majority 27,689 21.2 +18.1
Turnout 130,901 57.7 -14.3
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Chandpur-2[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury 75,384 67.1 +31.2
BNP Md. Nurul Huda 24,096 21.5 -22.4
JP(E) A. B. Moin Uddin Hossain 10,281 9.2 -5.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Abul Bashar Dewan 1,080 1.0 N/A
IOJ Mohammad Ullah Sarkar 550 0.5 N/A
Independent Nazir Ahmmed 325 0.3 N/A
Bangladesh Tafsili Fedaration (Sudir) Ruhul Amin Sarkar 141 0.1 N/A
Independent Quazi Hashem 135 0.1 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Ashraf Uddin Pat 131 0.1 -1.6
Independent Md. Jasim Uddin Sarkar 128 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Ala Uddin Khan 45 0.0 N/A
Majority 51,288 3.1 -4.9
Turnout 112,296 72.0 +24.7
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Chandpur-2[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Md. Nurul Huda 41,301 43.9
Awami League Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury 33,801 35.9
JP(E) Shamsul Haque 13,781 14.7
Independent A. Matin Sarkar 1,798 1.9
Zaker Party Golam Mostofa 1,622 1.7
Jatiyatabadi Gonotantrik Chashi Dal Shah Alam 500 0.5
FP Hashem Kazi 477 0.5
Bangladesh Labour Party Sarwar Chowdhury Jasim 318 0.3
NAP (Bhashani) Benazir Ahmmad 248 0.3
Janasakti Party Zahir Hossain 204 0.2
Majority 7,500 8.0
Turnout 94,050 47.3
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chandpur-2". 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. ^ a b "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  4. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8108-7453-4.
  5. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (11 July 2008). "Final list of redrawn JS seats published". The Daily Star.
  6. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  7. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "5th Jattiyo Sangsad Election 1991" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 September 2018.
  10. ^ "6th Jatiyo Sanshad Election" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ "7th Jatiyo Sangshad Election" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 September 2018.
  12. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  15. ^ 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: 23°26′N 90°37′E / 23.43°N 90.62°E / 23.43; 90.62