Jhalokati-2

Jhalokati-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Amir Hossain Amu of the Awami League.

Jhalokati-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictJhalokati District
DivisionBarisal Division
Electorate290,404 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Amir Hossain Amu

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Jhalokati Sadar and Nalchity upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Bakerganj constituency when the former Bakerganj District was split into four districts: Bhola, Bakerganj, Jhalokati, and Pirojpur.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Zulfiker Ali Bhutto Jatiya Party[4][5]
1991 Gazi Aziz Ferdous Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Zulfiker Ali Bhutto Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2000 by-election Israt Sultana Elen Bhutto Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Amir Hossain Amu Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Amir Hossain Amu was re-elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[6]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Jhalokati-2[2][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Amir Hossain Amu 104,444 56.5 +21.9
BNP Israt Sultana Elen Bhutto 73,851 40.0 -18.5
IAB Muhammad Fokrul Islam 6,407 3.5 N/A
Majority 30,593 16.6 -7.4
Turnout 184,702 84.4 +18.8
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Jhalokati-2[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Israt Sultana Elen Bhutto 92,116 58.5 +28.2
Awami League Amir Hossain Amu 54,378 34.6 +9.2
IJOF Syed Md. Anowar Hossain 10,164 6.5 N/A
JSD Dulal Saha 234 0.1 N/A
CPB Abdul Mannan 135 0.1 -0.1
Independent Syed Moazzem Hussain 101 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Progressive Party Abu Syed Molla 81 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Majibur Rahman 70 0.0 N/A
Independent Gazi Aziz Ferdous 61 0.0 N/A
Majority 37,738 24.0 +17.3
Turnout 157,340 65.5 -9.3
BNP hold

Zulfiker Ali Bhutto died in May 2000.[10] Israt Sultana Elen Bhutto, his widow, was elected in a July 2000 by-election, defeating Amir Hossain Amu.

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Jhalokati-2[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Zulfiker Ali Bhutto 47,050 37.0 +9.8
BNP Gazi Aziz Ferdous 38,523 30.3 -6.1
Awami League Md. Saeed Anwar Hossain 32,245 25.4 -0.3
IOJ Golam Mostofa Khan 5,786 4.6 +0.7
Jamaat-e-Islami Haider Hossain 1,684 1.3 -0.8
Samridhya Bangladesh Andolan Ali Azim Khan 826 0.7 N/A
Zaker Party S. M. Fazlul Haque 374 0.3 -0.1
CPB Abdul Mannan 291 0.2 N/A
Independent Mozammel Hossain 229 0.2 N/A
NDP A. K. M. Golam Rabbani 30 0.0 -0.1
Majority 8,527 6.7 -2.5
Turnout 127,038 74.8 +30.3
JP(E) gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Jhalokati-2[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Gazi Aziz Ferdous 43,673 36.4
JP(E) Zulfiker Ali Bhutto 32,639 27.2
Awami League Amir Hossain Amu 30,808 25.7
IOJ Syed Md. Mosaddeque Millah 4,715 3.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Haider Hossain 2,507 2.1
Bangladesh Janata Party Faruk Ahmed 1,897 1.6
Jatiya Biplobi Front Altaf Hossain Mollah 860 0.7
Independent A. Aziz 630 0.5
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Abu Bakar Siddique 599 0.5
Zaker Party Mostafizur Rahman 474 0.4
BAKSAL Akkas H Sarker 405 0.3
Independent Kari Md. Shahjahan 291 0.2
JSD (R) A. S. M. Isha 268 0.2
NDP Lutfar Rahman 116 0.1
Majority 11,034 9.2
Turnout 119,882 44.2
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jhalokathi-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. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  9. ^ 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 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Lawmaker sued for 'killing' husband". The Daily Star. 27 May 2006.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°38′N 90°12′E / 22.64°N 90.20°E / 22.64; 90.20