Cox's Bazar-2

Cox's Bazar-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Asheq Ullah Rafiq of the Awami League.

Cox's Bazar-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictCox's Bazar District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate296,177 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Asheq Ullah Rafiq

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Kutubdia and Maheshkhali upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Chittagong constituency when the former Chittagong District was split into two districts: Chittagong and Cox's Bazar.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Jahirul Islam Jatiya Party[5][6]
1991 Md. Ishak BAKSAL
February 1996 ATM Nurul Bashar Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Alamgir Mohammad Mahfuzullah Farid Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 A. H. M. Hamidur Rahman Azad Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
2014 Asheq Ullah Rafiq Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Asheq Ullah Rafiq was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[7]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Cox's Bazar-2[2][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami A. H. M. Hamidur Rahman Azad 104,271 53.9 N/A
Awami League Ansarul Karim 86,944 45.0 +12.9
IOJ Mohammad Solaiman 1,335 0.7 N/A
Gano Front Golam Mowla 467 0.2 N/A
Zaker Party Mohammad Elias 340 0.2 N/A
Majority 17,327 9.0 -26.5
Turnout 193,357 85.6 +13.9
Jamaat-e-Islami gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Cox's Bazar-2[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Alamgir Mohammad Mahfuzullah Farid 103,503 67.6 +26.8
Awami League Faridul Islam 49,190 32.1 +2.3
Independent A. N. M. Shahid Uddin 426 0.3 N/A
Majority 54,313 35.5 +24.5
Turnout 153,119 71.7 +1.8
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Cox's Bazar-2[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Alamgir Mohammad Mahfuzullah Farid 44,445 40.8 +15.7
Awami League Sirajul Mostafa 32,443 29.8 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Master Shafiullah Kutubi 21,859 20.0 -8.5
JP(E) Jahirul Islam 5,793 5.3 -0.1
IOJ Moulana Amjad Ali 3,683 3.4 N/A
Samridhya Bangladesh Andolan Shamim Ara Dulan 604 0.6 N/A
Gano Forum A. K. M. Faijul Karim 198 0.2 N/A
Majority 12,002 11.0 +8.1
Turnout 109,025 69.9 +21.7
BNP gain from BAKSAL
General Election 1991: Cox's Bazar-2[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BAKSAL Md. Ishak B A 25,727 31.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Shafi Ullah 23,345 28.5
BNP Md. Rashid 20,563 25.1
BIF Md. Shafiqul Alam 5,747 7.0
JP(E) Shaker Ullah 4,461 5.4
NDP Mostak Ahmed Chowdhury 1,862 2.3
Independent Sirajul Mostafa 101 0.1
Independent Md. Nur Boks 100 0.1
Majority 2,382 2.9
Turnout 81,906 48.2
BAKSAL gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cox's Bazar-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. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Chittagong" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  10. ^ 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: 21°31′N 91°58′E / 21.52°N 91.96°E / 21.52; 91.96