Dhaka-19

Dhaka-19 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Md. Enamur Rahman of the Awami League.

Dhaka-19
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictDhaka District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate746,947 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created2008
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Md. Enamur Rahman
Created fromDhaka-12

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses all but the four southernmost union parishads of Savar Upazila: Amin Bazar, Bhakurta, Kaundia, and Tetuljhora.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created when, 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 added 7 new seats to Dhaka District, increasing the number of constituencies in the district from 13 to 20.[5][6] One of the new seats usurped the name Dhaka-12, and the former constituency of that name became Dhaka-19.

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission reduced the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had included one more union parishad of Savar Upazila: Kaundia.[2][3][7]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Ataur Rahman Khan BJL
1979 Mohammad Habibullah Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Major Boundary Changes
2008 Talukdar Mohammad Towhid Jung Murad Awami League
2014 Md. Enamur Rahman Awami League
2018 Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Md. Enamur Rahman was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[8]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Dhaka-19[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Talukdar Mohammad Towhid Jung Murad 282,492 61.9 N/A
BNP Dewan Md. Salauddin 170,719 37.4 N/A
IAB Hazi Ibrahim 2,160 0.5 N/A
CPB Lina Chakrabarti 651 0.1 N/A
KSJL Md. Abu Yousuf Khan 569 0.1 N/A
Majority 111,773 24.5 N/A
Turnout 456,591 75.8 N/A
Awami League win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dhaka-19". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. 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. ^ "133 constituency boundaries changed, Dhaka gets 20 seats". The Daily Star. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (11 July 2008). "Final list of redrawn JS seats published". The Daily Star.
  7. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  8. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°50′N 90°16′E / 23.83°N 90.26°E / 23.83; 90.26