Khulna-6

Khulna-6 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Akhteruzzaman Babu of the Awami League.

Khulna-6
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictKhulna District
DivisionKhulna Division
Electorate366,239 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Akhteruzzaman Babu

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Koyra and Paikgachha upazilas.[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]

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had excluded one union parishad of Paikgachha Upazila: Deluti.[3][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 MA Bari Awami League[7]
1979 Khan A. Sabur Bangladesh Muslim League[8]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Momen Uddin Ahmed Jatiya Party[9]
1988 Jahurul Haque Sardar [10]
1991 Shah Md. Ruhul Quddus Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
1996 Sheikh Md. Nurul Haque Awami League
2001 Shah Md. Ruhul Quddus Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
2008 Sohorab Ali Sana Awami League
2014 Sheikh Md. Nurul Haque Awami League
2018 Akhteruzzaman Babu Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Sheikh Md. Nurul Haque was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[11]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Khulna-6[2][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sohorab Ali Sana 131,121 52.3 +12.6
Jamaat-e-Islami Shah Md. Ruhul Quddus 116,161 46.3 -10.6
IAB AKM Rezaul Karim 3,195 1.3 N/A
BDB Nepal Krishna Das 357 0.1 N/A
Majority 14,960 6.0 -11.2
Turnout 250,834 89.1 +1.1
Awami League gain from Jamaat-e-Islami
General Election 2001: Khulna-6[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Shah Md. Ruhul Quddus 127,874 56.9 +28.6
Awami League Sheikh Md. Nurul Haque 89,312 39.7 +1.6
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Azizur Rahman Khan 5,170 2.3 N/A
IJOF G. M. Abdul Hamid 1,524 0.7 N/A
CPB Sheikh Abdul Hannan 906 0.4 -1.2
Majority 38,562 17.2 +7.4
Turnout 224,786 88.0 +5.1
Jamaat-e-Islami gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Khulna-6[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sheikh Md. Nurul Haque 66,033 38.1 -1.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Shah Md. Ruhul Kuddus 49,023 28.3 -12.2
JP(E) SM Babar Ali 38,467 22.2 +8.4
BNP G. A. Sabur 16,835 9.7 +5.1
CPB Md. Abdur Rashiduzzaman Moril 2,743 1.6 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Abdus Sattar Mollah 238 0.1 -0.1
Majority 17,010 9.8 +9.3
Turnout 173,339 82.9 +14.6
Awami League gain from Jamaat-e-Islami
General Election 1991: Khulna-6[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Shah Md. Ruhul Quddus 58,369 40.5
Awami League Sheikh Md. Nurul Haque 57,669 40.0
JP(E) Kisumatul Kagaji 19,856 13.8
BNP Moin Uddin Sarkar 6,602 4.6
Independent Md. M. Akbar Hossain Gazi 1,063 0.7
Zaker Party M. A. Sattar 268 0.2
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Bilob Kanti Mondol 257 0.2
Majority 700 0.5
Turnout 144,084 68.3
Jamaat-e-Islami gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Khulna-6". 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. ^ a b "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. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  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. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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. ^ 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°35′N 89°19′E / 22.59°N 89.32°E / 22.59; 89.32