Faridpur-1

Faridpur-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Monzur Hossain of the Awami League.

Faridpur-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictFaridpur District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate410,501 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Monzur Hossain

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Alfadanga, Boalmari, and Madhukhali upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

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

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 S. A. Malek Awami League[4]
1979 ABM Golam Mustafa Bangladesh Nationalist Party[5]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar Jatiya Party[6][7]
1991 Md. Abdur Rouf Miah Awami League
February 1996 Khandaker Nasirul Islam Independent
1996 Kazi Sirajul Islam Awami League
2005 by-election Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Abdur Rahman Awami League
2018 Monzur Hossain Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Abdur Rahman was re-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: Faridpur-1[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abdur Rahman 175,387 61.8
BNP Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar 72,285 25.5
Independent Kazi Sirajul Islam 32,928 11.6
IAB Md. Hafizur Rahman 2,278 0.8
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Md. Kamruzzaman Mrida 669 0.2
Gano Forum S. M. Kaysir Rahman Sharif 137 0.0
Majority 103,102 36.3
Turnout 283,684 89.4
Awami League gain from BNP

In 2005, Kazi Sirajul Islam joined the BNP. This led to the Election Commission declaring his seat vacant on 4 June 2005 under Article 70 of the Constitution, which penalizes floor-crossing.[11] Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar of the BNP was elected in an August 2005 by-election.[12]

General Election 2001: Faridpur-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Kazi Sirajul Islam 126,858 50.9 +3.2
BNP Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar 119,912 48.1 +46.1
IJOF Md. Akteruzzaman Khan 1,177 0.5 N/A
CPB Abdul Maleq Shikder 804 0.3 N/A
BKA Md. A. Rashed 416 0.2 N/A
Independent K. M. Noor Islam Sikder 208 0.1 N/A
Majority 6,946 2.8 -1.7
Turnout 249,375 81.6 -1.0
Awami League hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Faridpur-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Kazi Sirajul Islam 93,864 47.7 +5.3
JP(E) Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar 84,985 43.2 +15.1
Jamaat-e-Islami Habibur Rahman 12,296 6.3 -8.5
BNP Khandakar Nasirul Islam 3,984 2.0 -6.4
Zaker Party Md. Saiful Islam 908 0.5 -1.1
CPB Md. Abdul Malek Sikdar 572 0.3 N/A
Independent Qazi Mahatab-Ul-Islam 126 0.1 N/A
Majority 8,879 4.5 -9.8
Turnout 196,735 82.6 +25.6
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Faridpur-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Md. Abdur Rouf Miah 68,027 42.4
JP(E) Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar 45,134 28.1
Jamaat-e-Islami Habibur Rahman 23,797 14.8
BNP A K M Shamsul Bari 13,485 8.4
Bangladesh Janata Party Md. Mozaffor Hossein 4,443 2.8
Zaker Party Md. Lutfor Rahman 2,520 1.6
BKA Md. Siddiqur Rahman 1,847 1.2
UCL Md. Abu Sayeed Miah 972 0.6
BAKSAL Abu Zafar Miah 215 0.1
Jatiya Jukta Front Md. Yunus Ali Biswash 169 0.1
Majority 22,893 14.3
Turnout 160,609 57.0
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Faridpur-1". 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. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  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.
  11. ^ "Rebellion sees change in alliance nomination". The Daily Star. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Shah Zafar takes oath as MP". The Daily Star. UNB. 5 September 2005. Retrieved 17 May 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°23′N 89°41′E / 23.39°N 89.68°E / 23.39; 89.68