Khulna-2

Khulna-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Sheikh Salahuddin Jewel of the Awami League.

Khulna-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictKhulna District
DivisionKhulna Division
Electorate294,116 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Sheikh Salahuddin Jewel

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Khulna Sadar and Sonadanga thanas.[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]

In the 2018 general election, the constituency was one of six chosen by lottery to use electronic voting machines.[6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Sheikh Abdur Rahman Awami League[7]
1979 Abu Saleh Md. Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mohammad Mohsin Jatiya Party[9]
1988 Mia Musa Hossain Jatiya Party[10]
1991 Sheikh Razzak Ali Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Nov 2001 by-election Ali Asgar Lobi Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Nazrul Islam Manju Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2014 Mohammad Mizanur Rahman Awami League
2018 Sheikh Salahuddin Jewel Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Khulna-2[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohammad Mizanur Rahman 69,017 95.0 +45.9
Jatiya Party (M) Rashida Karim 3,649 5.0 N/A
Majority 65,368 90.0 +89.1
Turnout 72,666 27.6 -48.7
Awami League gain from BNP

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Khulna-2[2][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Nazrul Islam Manju 90,950 50.0 -7.8
Awami League Muhammad Mizanur Rahman 89,280 49.1 +10.1
NAP Md. Fajlur Rahman 1,081 0.6 N/A
United Citizen Movement Kazi Faruq Ahmed 277 0.2 N/A
BSD A. B. M. Nurul Alam 131 0.1 N/A
National People's Party Sheikh Md. Jakir Hossen 97 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,670 0.9 -17.9
Turnout 181,816 76.3 +3.0
BNP hold

Khaleda Zia stood for five seats in the October 2001 general election: Bogra-6, Bogra-7, Khulna-2, Feni-1, and Lakshmipur-2. After winning all five, she chose to represent Bogra-6 and quit the other four, triggering by-elections in them. Ali Asgar Lobi of the BNP was elected unopposed after the Awami League decided not to contest the by-election scheduled for November.[14][15]

General Election 2001: Khulna-2[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Khaleda Zia 91,819 57.8 +10.9
Awami League Manjurul Imam 62,021 39.0 -0.3
Independent Mohammad Hossain Mukta 2,282 1.4 N/A
IJOF Ferdous Khan 1,790 1.1 N/A
Independent Tariqul Islam 697 0.4 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Basad-Khalekuzzaman) Nurul Islam 207 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Syed Delowar Hossain 96 0.1 N/A
Majority 29,798 18.8 +11.2
Turnout 158,912 73.3 -8.8
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Khulna-2[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Sheikh Razzak Ali 65,306 46.9 +2.4
Awami League Manjurul Imam 54,774 39.3 +9.1
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Ansar Uddin 8,426 6.0 -4.5
JP(E) Mia Musa Hossain 7,333 5.3 +3.6
IOJ Rafiqur Rahman 3,072 2.2 +0.7
Zaker Party Nurul Haque 268 0.2 -0.4
Bangladesh Muslim League (Jamir Ali) Ferdous Khan 106 0.1 N/A
Majority 10,532 7.6 -6.6
Turnout 139,285 82.1 +31.2
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Khulna-2[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Sheikh Razzak Ali 41,590 44.5
Awami League Manjurul Imam 28,266 30.2
Jamaat-e-Islami Shamsur Rahman 9,856 10.5
Independent Sk. Abul Kashem 7,443 8.0
JP(E) Mia Musa Hossain 1,581 1.7
IOJ Ali Ahmed 1,410 1.5
CPB M. Firoz Ahmed 1,405 1.5
Independent Mukhtar Hussain 638 0.7
Zaker Party Kazi Ahmed Hasan 535 0.6
Independent A. U. Ahmed 364 0.4
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Nurul Alam 196 0.2
JSD (R) Shushanta Kumar Nondi 125 0.1
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Ferdous Khan 77 0.1
Independent Liakat Ali 33 0.0
Majority 13,324 14.2
Turnout 93,519 50.9
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Khulna-2". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 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. ^ "Bangladesh uses EVMs for first time in general election". The Times of India. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  8. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Khulna-2". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 15 October 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  14. ^ "BNP nominees for by-election announced". Gulf News. 22 October 2001. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Statistical Report: 8th Parliament Election" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. pp. 31, 358, 367. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  16. ^ 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: 22°49′N 89°34′E / 22.82°N 89.56°E / 22.82; 89.56