Kurigram-3

Kurigram-3 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by MA Matin of the Awami League.

Kurigram-3
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictKurigram District
DivisionRangpur Division
Electorate303,013 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)MA Matin

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Ulipur Upazila.[2]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Rangpur-16 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 altered the boundaries of the constituency by removing one union parishad of Ulipur Upazila: Saheber Alga, and four union parishads of Rajarhat Upazila: Bidyananda, Gharialdanga, Nazimkhan, and Omar Majid, and adding all but two union parishads of Chilmari Upazila: Ashtamir Char and Nayerhat.[5][6][7]

Ahead of the 2018 general election, the Election Commission altered the boundaries of the constituency by removing all portions of Chilmari Upazila, and adding the only missing union parishad of Ulipur Upazila: Saheber Alga.[2][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 AKM Maidul Islam Jatiya Party[8][9]
1991 Md. Amjad Hossain Talukdar Awami League
Sep 1996 by-election Mozammel Hossain Lalu Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2001 Md. Motiur Rahman Islami Jatiya Oikya Front
2008 AKM Maidul Islam Jatiya Party (Ershad)
Jul 2018 by-election Akkas Ali Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2018 MA Matin Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

AKM Maidul Islam died in May 2018.[10] Akkas Ali was elected in a July by-election.[11]

Kurigram-3 by-election, 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Akkas Ali 82,598 50.8 N/A
Awami League MA Matin 79,895 49.2 N/A
Majority 2,703 1.7 N/A
Turnout 162,493 44.3 N/A
JP(E) hold

AKM Maidul Islam was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[12]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Kurigram-3[5][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) AKM Maidul Islam 187,528 75.1 N/A
Independent Tashvirul Islam 20,871 8.4 N/A
Independent Habibul Haque Sarker 12,561 5.0 N/A
BNP Md. Motiur Rahman 11,590 4.6 -33.2
IAB Md. Razaul Karim 9,455 3.8 N/A
Zaker Party A. T. M. Zohirul Islam 6,130 2.5 N/A
BSD Sayeed Akhter Amin 661 0.3 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Mohammad Alli Sarker 486 0.2 N/A
Independent Sarker Mohammad Alli 380 0.2 N/A
Majority 166,657 66.8 +63.8
Turnout 249,662 83.5 +12.4
JP(E) gain from IJOF
General Election 2001: Kurigram-3[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
IJOF Md. Motiur Rahman 68,579 40.8 N/A
BNP AKM Maidul Islam 63,582 37.8 +14.0
Awami League Md. Amjad Hossain Talukdar 34,140 20.3 -3.2
CPB Md. Abdul Mottaleb 742 0.4 N/A
Independent Md. Khalilur Rahman 648 0.4 N/A
Gano Forum Sawpan Kumar Baksi 369 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,997 3.0 -11.3
Turnout 168,060 71.1 +13.0
IJOF gain from JP(E)

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Hussain Muhammad Ershad stood from jail for five seats in the June 1996 general election:[16] Rangpur-2,[17] Rangpur-3,[18] Rangpur-5,[19] Rangpur-6,[20] and Kurigram-3. After winning all five, he chose to represent Rangpur-3 and quit the other four, triggering by-elections in them.[21]

Kurigram-3 by-election, September 1996[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Mozammel Hossain Lalu 41,809 39.8 -28.7
Awami League Md. Fulu Sarker 26,802 25.5 +7.3
BNP AKM Maidul Islam 24,949 23.8 +7.2
Independent M. Kafil Uddin 10,535 10.0 N/A
IOJ Md. Khalilur Rahman 610 0.6 -0.3
Independent Mamtazul Hasan Koreshi 302 0.3 N/A
Majority 15,007 14.3 -27.5
Turnout 105,007 58.1 -4.0
JP(E) hold
General Election June 1996: Kurigram-3[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Hussain Mohammad Ershad 67,262 60.0 +41.7
Awami League Md. Amjad Hossain Talukdar 20,408 18.2 -5.5
BNP AKM Maidul Islam 18,662 16.6 +13.7
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Quddus 3,475 3.1 +0.7
IOJ Md. Khalilur Rahman 1,029 0.9 N/A
Gano Forum Md. Abdul Jalil Sarkar 477 0.4 N/A
Zaker Party Abdul Karim Sarkar 422 0.4 -4.9
Independent Mosammat Marina Rahman 291 0.3 N/A
Independent Golam Md. Kader 168 0.1 N/A
Majority 46,854 41.8 +40.8
Turnout 112,194 62.1 +18.6
JP(E) gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Kurigram-3[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Md. Amjad Hossain Talukdar 20,547 23.7
Independent AKM Maidul Islam 19,699 22.8
Islamic Al Zihad Dal Matiar Rahaman 18,938 21.9
JP(E) Md. Golam Mostafa 15,799 18.3
Zaker Party Md. Aminul Islam 4,559 5.3
BNP Md. Mohiul Islam Haqqani 2,497 2.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abdul Kuddus 2,066 2.4
Independent Md. Abdul Jalil Sarkar 1,275 1.5
JSD Md. Lutfar Rahaman 1,032 1.2
BAKSAL Shree Somendro Prashad Pande 132 0.2
Majority 848 1.0
Turnout 86,544 43.5
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
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  16. ^ Ahmed, Helal Uddin (2012). "Ershad, Lt. General Hussein M". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
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  21. ^ "List of 7th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Statistical Report: 7th Jatiya Shangshad Election" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. p. 314. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2018.

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Coordinates: 25°40′N 89°37′E / 25.66°N 89.62°E / 25.66; 89.62