Gazipur-2

Gazipur-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2004 by Zahid Ahsan Russell of the Awami League.

Gazipur-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictGazipur District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate745,734 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Zahid Ahsan Russell

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Gazipur City Corporation wards 19 through 38 and 43 through 57, and Gazipur Cantonment.[2]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Dhaka constituency when the former Dhaka District was split into six districts: Manikganj, Munshiganj, Dhaka, Gazipur, Narsingdi, and Narayanganj.

Ahead of the 2008 general election, the Election Commission redrew constituency boundaries to reflect population changes revealed by the 2001 Bangladesh census.[3] The 2008 redistricting added a fifth seat to Gazipur District and altered the boundaries of Gazipur-2.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Hasan Uddin Sarkar Jatiya Party[5][6]
1991 M. A. Mannan Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Ahsanullah Master Awami League
2004 by-election Zahid Ahsan Russell Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Zahid Ahsan Russell was re-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: Gazipur-2[8][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Zahid Ahsan Russell 264,710 64.3
BNP Hasan Uddin Sarkar 139,278 33.8
IAB Kazi Md. Shakhowat Ullah 3,849 0.9
LDP Nazim Uddin Ahmed 1,281 0.3
CPB Ziaul Kabir 1,016 0.2
BTF Syed Abu Daoud Mosnabi Haidar 899 0.2
KSJL Sheikh Md. Masudul Alam 246 0.1
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Mufti Nasir Uddin Khan 225 0.1
BSD Md. Abdul Kaiyum 189 0.0
Majority 125,432 30.5
Turnout 411,693 78.1
Awami League hold

Ahsanullah Master was assassinated on 7 May 2004.[11] Zahid Ahsan Russell, his eldest son, was elected in an August by-election.[12]

General Election 2001: Gazipur-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Ahsanullah Master 159,125 42.7 +5.7
Independent M. A. Mannan 87,691 23.5 N/A
BNP Hasan Uddin Sarkar 85,781 23.0 -7.9
IJOF Kazi Mahmud Hasan 38,200 10.2 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Basad-Khalekuzzaman) Md. Usman Ali 1,355 0.4 N/A
Gano Forum Rafiqul Islam 280 0.1 0.0
KSJL Md. Masudul Alam 269 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Sheikh A. Majid 250 0.1 N/A
Majority 71,434 19.2 +18.6
Turnout 372,951 69.0 -6.9
Awami League hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Gazipur-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Ahsanullah Master 94,732 37.0 0.0
BNP M. A. Mannan 79,168 30.9 -23.5
JP(E) Hasan Uddin Sarkar 71,528 27.9 +24.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abul Hasem 5,543 2.2 +0.5
IOJ Md. Nur Hossain Nurani 1,343 0.5 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Hafiz Uddin Sarkar 1,175 0.5 -0.8
Independent Md. Shahajuddin Sarkar 692 0.3 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Osman Ali 538 0.2 -0.7
Independent Abu Bakar Siddique 378 0.1 N/A
BKA Md. Ramjan Ali 291 0.1 -0.2
Gano Forum Samsunnahar Bhuiyan 263 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Janata Party Md. Abul Kalam Azad Chowdhury 230 0.1 N/A
JSD (R) Md. Saru Mian 91 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Ataur Rahman 82 0.0 N/A
Independent Nasir Uddin Sarkar 71 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Laiz Uddin Molla 62 0.0 N/A
Majority 15,564 0.6 -16.8
Turnout 256,187 75.9 +14.1
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Gazipur-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP M. A. Mannan 97,597 54.4
Awami League AKM Mojammel Haq 66,418 37.0
JP(E) Feroz Khah 6,444 3.6
Jamaat-e-Islami Abu Sadek Md. Najibullah 3,098 1.7
Zaker Party Hafiz Uddin Sarkar 2,404 1.3
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Osman Ali 1,675 0.9
Workers Party Nurul Anwar 769 0.4
JSD Azmat Ali 583 0.3
BKA Shihab Uddin 563 0.3
Majority 31,179 17.4
Turnout 179,551 61.8
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gazipur-2". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8108-7453-4.
  4. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (11 July 2008). "Final list of redrawn JS seats published". The Daily Star.
  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. ^ "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 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. ^ "Top Bangladeshi politician killed". BBC News. 7 May 2004. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  12. ^ "AL sweeps peaceful Gazipur by-polls". The Daily Star. 2 August 2004. Retrieved 7 July 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: 24°00′N 90°26′E / 24.00°N 90.43°E / 24.00; 90.43