Kurigram-2

Kurigram-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Ponir Uddin Ahmed of the Jatiya Party (Ershad)

Kurigram-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictKurigram District
DivisionRangpur Division
Electorate493,356 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyJatiya Party (Ershad)
Member(s)Ponir Uddin Ahmed

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Kurigram Sadar, Phulbari, and Rajarhat upazilas.[2]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Rangpur-14 constituency when the former Rangpur District was split into five districts: Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Rangpur, Kurigram, and Gaibandha.

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 altered the boundaries of the constituency.[4]

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it excluded four union parishads of Rajarhat Upazila: Bidyananda, Gharialdanga, Nazimkhan, and Omar Majid.[2][5][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury Jatiya Party[7][8]
February 1996 Md. Umar Farooq Bangladesh Nationalist Party[9]
June 1996 Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury Jatiya Party
2009 by-election Zafar Ali Awami League
2014 Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury Jatiya Party
2018 Ponir Uddin Ahmed Jatiya Party[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[10]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

Hussain Muhammad Ershad stood for three seats in the 2008 general election: Rangpur-3, Kurigram-2, and Dhaka-17. After winning all three, he chose to represent Dhaka-17 and quit the other two, triggering by-elections in them.[11] Zafar Ali of the Awami League was elected in an April 2009 by-election.[12]

Kurigram-2 by-election, 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Zafar Ali 140,748 65.9 N/A
JP(E) Golam Habib Dulal 46,619 21.8 -50.9
IAB Md. Mustafizur Rahaman 13,439 6.3 -2.2
BNP Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury 12,915 6.0 -12.2
Majority 94,129 44.0 -10.6
Turnout 213,721 64.3 -22.4
Awami League gain from JP(E)
General Election 2008: Kurigram-2[5][14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Hossain Muhammad Ershad 209,505 72.7 N/A
BNP Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury 52,374 18.2 +12.0
IAB Md. Mustafizur Rahaman 24,372 8.5 N/A
BSD Jahedul Haque Milu 971 0.3 N/A
LDP Sultan Ahamed 605 0.2 N/A
BDB Bhudeb Chakrabarti 259 0.1 N/A
Majority 157,131 54.6 +48.0
Turnout 288,032 86.7 +13.7
JP(E) gain from IJOF
General Election 2001: Kurigram-2[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
IJOF Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury 123,886 49.9 N/A
Awami League Amsaa Amin 107,398 43.3 +5.1
BNP Md. Lutfar Rahman 15,508 6.2 -4.3
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Basad-Khalekuzzaman) Jahedul Haque Milu 1,120 0.5 N/A
Independent Md. Matiur Rahman 363 0.1 N/A
Majority 16,488 6.6 +1.8
Turnout 248,275 73.0 +0.4
IJOF gain from JP(E)

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Kurigram-2[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury 82,158 43.0 +0.8
Awami League Zafar Ali 72,962 38.2 +6.6
BNP AKM Maidul Islam 20,019 10.5 +3.9
Jamaat-e-Islami A.N.M. Solaiman 7,719 4.0 -5.5
IOJ Md. Abdul Gani 6,670 3.5 +0.2
Zaker Party Md. Sirajul Islam 751 0.4 -0.5
Independent A.M.M. Samsuddin Miah 353 0.2 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Jahedul Haque Milu 305 0.2 -0.3
Gano Forum Shri Sanalal Bakshi 173 0.1 N/A
Independent Bhudev Chandra Chakrabarti 122 0.1 N/A
Majority 9,196 4.8 -5.8
Turnout 191,232 72.6 +22.1
JP(E) hold
General Election 1991: Kurigram-2[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Md. Tajul Islam Choudhury 59,049 42.2
Awami League Zafar Ali 44,181 31.6
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Sulaiman Ali 13,284 9.5
BNP Md. Abdus Salam 9,176 6.6
IOJ Md. Zakaria 4,646 3.3
JSD Md. Ansar Ali 3,000 2.1
Bangladesh Janata Party A. K. M. Shamsuddoha 2,720 1.9
Zaker Party Md. Karam Ali 1,258 0.9
Independent Md. Golam Morshed 741 0.5
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Shree Shudhangsu Chakraborty 722 0.5
JSD (R) Md. Motlabbar Rahaman 431 0.3
CPB Md. Harun ur Rashid Lal 416 0.3
Bangladesh Muslim League (Matin) Syeda Gulrukh Mohol Shiraji 138 0.1
Majority 14,868 10.6
Turnout 139,762 50.5
JP(E) hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kurigram-2". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  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. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  7. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members" (PDF). Jatiya Sangsad. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  10. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  11. ^ "By-Elections for Bangladesh's Parliament Scheduled for March 30". VOA Bangla. 15 February 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Full House as by-poll winners sworn in". bdnews24.com. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  13. ^ পরিসংখ্যান প্রতিবেদন ৯ম জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন [Statistics Report 9th Parliament Election] (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). p. 323.
  14. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 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 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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Coordinates: 25°49′N 89°38′E / 25.81°N 89.64°E / 25.81; 89.64