Dhaka-2

Dhaka-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Qamrul Islam of the Awami League.

Dhaka-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictDhaka District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate494,346 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Qamrul Islam

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Dhaka South City Corporation wards 55 through 57; one union parishad of Kamrangirchar and Hazaribagh thanas: Sultanganj; seven union parishads of Keraniganj Upazila: Basta, Hazratpur, Kalatia, Kalindi, Ruhitpur, Sakta, and Taranagar; and three union parishads of Savar Upazila: Amin Bazar, Bhakurta, and Tetuljhora.[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 Moslem Uddin Khan Awami League[6]
1979 Abdul Halim Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Burhan Uddin Khan Awami League[8][9]
1988 Combined opposition
1991 Abdul Mannan Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Feb 1996 Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2001 Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Qamrul Islam Awami League
2014 Awami League
2018 Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Qamrul Islam was re-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: Dhaka-2[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Qamrul Islam 180,172 57.0 +8.3
BNP Md. Matiur Rahman 124,600 39.4 -11.1
IAB Ruhul Amin 4,831 1.5 N/A
BTF Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary 2,017 0.6 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Josim Uddin 1,971 0.6 N/A
BKA Md. Habibullah 1,787 0.6 N/A
BDB Fazlul Haque 352 0.1 N/A
Gano Front Hammed Ali Sheikh 248 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Md. Mubinul Haque 187 0.1 N/A
Majority 55,572 17.6 +15.8
Turnout 316,165 83.6 +5.1
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Dhaka-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Abdul Mannan 70,958 50.5 +3.5
Awami League Mohammad Noor Ali 68,414 48.7 +17.0
IJOF M. R. Haroon 906 0.6 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Matiur Rahman 211 0.2 N/A
Majority 2,544 1.8 -13.4
Turnout 140,489 78.5 -1.1
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Dhaka-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Abdul Mannan 50,818 47.0 +5.2
Awami League A. Baten Mian 34,344 31.7 N/A
JP(E) A. K. M. Abdul Halim 20,492 18.9 +4.6
Jamaat-e-Islami Minhaz Uddin 1,565 1.4 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Kazi Ferdous 503 0.5 -1.9
Workers Party Khandokar Ali Abbas 221 0.2 N/A
Gano Forum Nur Mohammed Sharifi 153 0.1 N/A
Independent Sudhir Kumar Hazra 62 0.1 N/A
Independent Dewan Kamal Anwar 26 0.0 N/A
Majority 16,474 15.2 +5.6
Turnout 108,184 79.6 +22.2
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Dhaka-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Abdul Mannan 37,415 41.8
BAKSAL Azizur Rahman 28,820 32.2
JP(E) Sudhir Kumar Hazra 12,778 14.3
UCL Siraj Uddin Ahmed 7,284 8.1
Zaker Party Arshed Gazi 2,135 2.4
Independent Dewan Mintu 429 0.5
Bangaladesh Jatiya Tanti Dal Siraj Uddin 302 0.3
JSD (R) Nazirul Islam 182 0.2
Independent Abu Md. Subid Ali 61 0.1
Majority 8,595 9.6
Turnout 89,406 57.4
BNP gain from Awami League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dhaka-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 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°42′N 90°20′E / 23.70°N 90.34°E / 23.70; 90.34