Faridpur-2

Faridpur-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Faridpur-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictFaridpur District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate287,370 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Nagarkanda and Saltha upazilas, and one union parishad of Sadarpur Upazila: Krishnapur.[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 Khandaker Nurul Islam Awami League[6]
1979 Md. Abdul Matin Mia Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal[7]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mohammad AAM Khairuzzaman Mia Jatiya Party[8]
1988 Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Jewel Jatiya Party[9]
1991 Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury Awami League
February 1996 Abul Hossain Mia Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 KM Obaidur Rahman Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury 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: Faridpur-2[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury 116,498 60.5 +14.6
BNP Shama Obaid Islam 75,726 39.3 -14.0
CPB Md. Rafiquzzaman Mia 377 0.2 N/A
Majority 40,772 21.2 +13.8
Turnout 192,601 89.0 +10.0
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Faridpur-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP KM Obaidur Rahman 86,450 53.3 +7.1
Awami League Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury 74,474 45.9 +0.2
IJOF Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Jewel 959 0.6 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Joinal Abedin 194 0.1 N/A
Independent Syed Tanvir Hossain 170 0.1 N/A
Majority 11,976 7.4 +6.9
Turnout 162,247 79.0 +2.2
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Faridpur-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP KM Obaidur Rahman 55,118 46.2 +38.3
Awami League Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury 54,572 45.7 +7.4
Zaker Party Md. Atiar Rahman 4,425 3.7 -8.1
JP(E) Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Jewel 2,323 1.9 +1.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Golam Rasul Miah 1,909 1.6 N/A
BKA Abdul Mannan 458 0.4 N/A
CPB Mir Abu Bakar Siddique 283 0.2 N/A
Jatiya Janata Party (Nurul Islam) Azam Amir Ali 278 0.2 N/A
Majority 546 0.5 -2.6
Turnout 119,366 76.8 +20.2
BNP gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Faridpur-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury 37,229 38.3
Bangladesh Janata Party KM Obaidur Rahman 34,210 35.2
Zaker Party A. K. M. Khairuzzaman 11,450 11.8
BNP Abul Hossein Miah 7,630 7.9
BKA Abdul Hai Azad 4,779 4.9
JSD Abu Sayeed Khan 873 0.9
Jatiya Ganatantrik Party Shah Md. Kazi Kobirul Islam Kanchan 589 0.6
JP(E) Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Jewel 355 0.4
Majority 3,019 3.1
Turnout 97,115 56.6
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Faridpur-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°25′N 89°53′E / 23.42°N 89.89°E / 23.42; 89.89