Gopalganj-2

Gopalganj-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 1991 by Sheikh Fazlul Karim of the Awami League.

Gopalganj-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictGopalganj District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate311,822 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Sheikh Fazlul Karim

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Gopalganj Sadar Upazila and seven union parishads of Kashiani Upazila: Bethuri, Fukura, Hatiara, Nijamkandi, Oraandi, Puisur, and Singa.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Faridpur constituency when the former Faridpur District was split into five districts: Rajbari, Faridpur, Gopalganj, Madaripur, and Shariatpur.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Sheikh Fazlul Karim Awami League[5]
1988 Farid Ahmed [6]
1991 Sheikh Fazlul Karim Awami League
Feb 1996 vacant [7]
Jun 1996 Sheikh Fazlul Karim Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Gopalganj-2[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Fazlul Karim 237,591 98.3 +2.2
JP(E) Kazi Shaheen 4,084 1.7 N/A
Majority 233,507 96.6 +4.5
Turnout 241,675 89.8 +8.7
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Gopalganj-2[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Fazlul Karim 186,574 96.1 +2.1
BNP Md. Shirajul Islam Shiraj 7,643 3.9 -0.2
Majority 178,931 92.1 +2.2
Turnout 194,217 81.1 +0.9
Awami League hold
General Election 2001: Gopalganj-2[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Fazlul Karim 185,821 94.0 +7.7
BNP Sheikh Saifur Rahman Nantu 8,164 4.1 -1.8
Communist Kendra Asit Baran Ray 1,042 0.5 N/A
IJOF Sheikh Alamgir Hossain 915 0.5 N/A
JSD Sahidul Haq 741 0.4 N/A
Gano Forum Kazi Mezbah Uddin 678 0.3 0.0
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Monirul Islam 50 0.0 N/A
Independent S. M. Nuru Mia 44 0.0 N/A
Independent S. M. Faruk Ahmed 29 0.0 N/A
Majority 177,657 89.9 +9.5
Turnout 197,579 80.2 +5.1
Awami League hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Gopalganj-2[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Fazlul Karim 115,032 86.3 +10.5
BNP Sharufzzaman Jahangir 7,825 5.9 -2.0
JP(E) Gazi Abdus Salam 3,975 3.0 +2.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Azmal Hussain 2,445 1.8 N/A
BKA Md. Shahidul Alam Chowdhury 1,925 1.4 -4.6
Bhasani Front Asit Baran Roy Khokon 539 0.4 N/A
Gano Forum Abul Kashem 449 0.3 N/A
Workers Party Sheikh Mohammad Ilias 375 0.3 0.0
Zaker Party Md. Shahid Khan 338 0.3 -2.9
Independent Hinandra Nath Biswas 164 0.1 N/A
Pragotishi Jatiatabadi Dal (Nurul A Moula) Sheikh Alamgir Hossain 138 0.1 -0.4
Independent Md. Moktar Hossain 70 0.1 N/A
Majority 107,207 80.4 +12.5
Turnout 133,275 75.1 +26.9
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Gopalganj-2[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Fazlul Karim 93,015 75.8
BNP Fazle Elahi Suruzzaman Miah 9,661 7.9
BKA Md. Nazrul Islam 7,342 6.0
Bangladesh Hindu League Shishir Bishwas 5,341 4.4
Zaker Party Dhirendra Kumar Bakchi 3,927 3.2
CPB Md. Abul Kashem 1,425 1.2
Pragotishi Jatiatabadi Dal (Nurul A Moula) Sheikh Alamgir Hossain 651 0.5
JP(E) Farooq 589 0.5
Workers Party Sheikh Mohammad Ilias 408 0.3
Bangladesh National Hindu Party Sandip Kumar Bishwas 372 0.3
Majority 83,354 67.9
Turnout 122,731 48.2
Awami League gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gopalganj-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. ^ জেলা প্রশাসনের পটভূমি [Background of District Administration]. Faridpur District (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  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. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Gopalganj-2". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 4 December 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  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. ^ 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°01′N 89°50′E / 23.01°N 89.83°E / 23.01; 89.83