Meherpur-1

Meherpur-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Farhad Hossain of the Awami League.

Meherpur-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictMeherpur District
DivisionKhulna Division
Electorate269,605 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Farhad Hossain

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Meherpur Sadar and Mujibnagar upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Kushtia-5 constituency when the former Kushtia District was split into three districts: Meherpur, Kushtia, and Chuadanga.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Mohammad Shahiduddin Awami League[5]
1988 Ramjan Ali Jatiya Party[6]
1991 Abdul Mannan Awami League
1996 Ahammad Ali Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1999 by-election Abdul Mannan Awami League
2001 Masud Arun Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Joynal Abedin Awami League
2014 Farhad Hossain Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Meherpur-1[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Farhad Hossain 80,146 85.2 +32.1
Independent Md. Yeearul Islam 13,919 14.8 N/A
Majority 66,227 70.4 +48.3
Turnout 94,065 37.8 -52.8
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Meherpur-1[2][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Joynal Abedin 107,492 53.1 +14.0
BNP Masud Arun 62,745 31.0 -26.0
Jamaat-e-Islami Samir Uddin 30,756 15.2 N/A
IAB Md. Abul Kalam Kashami 1,506 0.7 N/A
Majority 44,747 22.1 +4.2
Turnout 202,499 90.6 -1.3
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Meherpur-1[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Masud Arun 102,028 57.0 N/A
Awami League Abdul Mannan 69,971 39.1 -21.4
IJOF Motasim Billah 5,532 3.1 N/A
Independent Md. Shahabuddin 1,424 0.8 N/A
Independent Md. A. Hamid 109 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. A. Halim Molla 79 0.0 N/A
Majority 32,057 17.9 -4.6
Turnout 179,143 89.3 +63.6
BNP gain from Awami League

Ahmed Ali died in office.[11] Abdul Mannan of the Awami League was elected in a May 1999 by-election.

Meherpur-1 by-election, May 1999[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abdul Mannan 26,717 60.5 +23.3
Independent Hisab Uddin 16,785 38.0 N/A
Independent Sayed Humayun Kabir Arzu 379 0.9 N/A
Independent Motasim Billah 174 0.4 N/A
BKSMA Krishak Md. Sadeque 79 0.2 N/A
Majority 9,932 22.5 +15.8
Turnout 44,134 25.7 -61.4
Awami League gain from BNP

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Meherpur-1[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Ahammad Ali 60,621 43.9 +8.6
Awami League Zohra Tajuddin 51,366 37.2 +1.2
Jamaat-e-Islami Samir Uddun 23,929 17.3 -8.9
JP(E) Ramjan Ali 1,659 1.2 +0.2
Zaker Party S. M. A. Hasib 390 0.3 0.0
Gano Forum Al Amin 123 0.1 N/A
Majority 9,255 6.7 +6.0
Turnout 138,088 87.1 +11.2
BNP gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Meherpur-1[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abdul Mannan 40,474 36.0
BNP Ahammad Ali 39,632 35.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq 29,481 26.2
Dhumpan O MAdokdrobba Nibaronkari Manabsheba Schansta Mozammel Haq 1,102 1.0
JP(E) Ramjan Ali 1,083 1.0
Zaker Party S. M. A. Hasib 364 0.3
Workers Party Akbar Ali 269 0.2
Majority 842 0.7
Turnout 112,405 75.9
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meherpur-1". 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. ^ Chakrabarti, Kunal; Chakrabarti, Shubhra (2013). Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis. Scarecrow Press. p. 269. ISBN 978-0-8108-8024-5.
  5. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Meherpur-1". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election – Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Bangladesh:". U. S. Department of State. 23 February 2000. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  12. ^ "AL candidate wins Meherpur by-poll". The New Nation. 5 May 1999.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°46′N 88°38′E / 23.76°N 88.63°E / 23.76; 88.63