Comilla-2

Comilla-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Selima Ahmad of the Awami League.

Comilla-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictComilla District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate290,027 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Selima Ahmad

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Homna and Titas upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

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

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]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Taher Uddin Thakur Awami League[6]
1979 Md. Faridul Huda Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
1986 Abdur Rashid Jatiya Party[8][9]
1991 Khandokar Mosharraf Hossain Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 M. K. Anwar Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2014 Mohammed Amir Hossain Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2018 Selima Ahmad Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Mohammed Amir Hossain was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[10]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Comilla-2[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP M. K. Anwar 94,105 53.7 -7.1
Awami League Md. Abdul Majid 76,666 43.8 +18.0
IAB Rafiqul Islam 1,807 1.0 N/A
Independent Md. Monowar Hossain 1,802 1.0 N/A
PDP Md. Golam Mostafa 811 0.5 N/A
Majority 17,439 10.0 -25.0
Turnout 175,191 83.4 +21.2
BNP hold
General Election 2001: Comilla-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Khandokar Mosharraf Hossain 128,680 60.8 +16.8
Awami League Hasan Jamil Sattar 54,651 25.8 +15.2
Independent Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan 25,012 11.8 N/A
IJOF Jahed Al Mahmud 2,336 1.1 N/A
Independent Md. Shahid Ullah Sarkar 462 0.2 N/A
Gano Forum Ayesha Begum 341 0.2 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Sohel Sarkar 248 0.1 N/A
Majority 74,029 35.0 +32.0
Turnout 211,730 62.2 -5.4
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Comilla-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Khandokar Mosharraf Hossain 69,175 44.0 -13.7
JP(E) Hasan Jamil Sattar 64,461 41.0 +39.5
Awami League Abdur Rashid 16,712 10.6 -2.1
Jamaat-e-Islami A.B.M.A. Momin Sarkar 4,461 2.8 -2.6
IOJ Rafiqul Islam 1,605 1.0 N/A
Independent S. A. Hashem 430 0.3 N/A
Independent Md. Mohsin Bhuiyan 393 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,714 3.0 -42.0
Turnout 157,237 67.6 +26.6
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Comilla-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Khandokar Mosharraf Hossain 57,706 57.7
Awami League Badal Kumar Roy 12,699 12.7
Independent Abdur Rashid 12,076 12.1
Zaker Party Md. Tofazzal Hossain 6,037 6.0
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. A. Latif 5,413 5.4
Independent Kh. Mohiuddin 3,076 3.1
JP(E) Matiur Rahman 1,524 1.5
Bangladesh Janata Party Milan 876 0.9
FP A. Latif Shikder 543 0.5
Majority 45,007 45.0
Turnout 99,950 41.0
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Cumilla-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 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. ^ 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. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  7. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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 28 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°41′N 90°47′E / 23.68°N 90.78°E / 23.68; 90.78