Munshiganj-1

Munshiganj-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Mahi B. Chowdhury of the Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh.

Munshiganj-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictMunshiganj District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate440,532 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyBikalpa Dhara Bangladesh
Member(s)Mahi B. Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Sirajdikhan and Sreenagar upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Dhaka constituency when the former Dhaka District was split into six districts: Manikganj, Munshiganj, Dhaka, Gazipur, Narsingdi, and Narayanganj.

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 reduced the number of seats in the district from four to three,[5] making each of the surviving three larger.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Shah Moazzem Hossain Jatiya Party[6][7]
1988
1991 A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Feb
1996 June
2002 by-election Mahi B. Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2004 by-election Mahi B. Chowdhury Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh
2008 Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh Awami League
2014
2018 Mahi B. Chowdhury Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Munshiganj-1[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh 196,183 96.3 +46.3
JP(E) Nur Mohammad 6,957 3.4 N/A
JSD (R) AKM Nasiruzzaman Khan 570 0.3 N/A
Majority 189,226 92.9 +77.3
Turnout 203,710 53.6 -31.7
Awami League hold Swing +21.45

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Munshiganj-1[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh 144,159 50.0
BNP Shah Moazzam Hossain 99,233 34.4
BDB A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury 37,709 13.1
IAB Md. Mahiuddin Mazi 6,333 2.2
BTF Golam Mostofa Santo 662 0.2
Majority 44,926 15.6
Turnout 288,096 85.3
Awami League gain from BDB

Mahi B. Chowdhury resigned from parliament on 10 March 2004 to form new political party Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh with his father, A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury.[11] Mahi's resignation triggered a June 2004 by-election, which Mahi won as a Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh candidate, defeating his nearest rival, BNP candidate Momin Ali, by a greater than two-to-one margin.[12][13]

In November 2001, A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury became President of Bangladesh, vacating his parliamentary seat. Mahi B. Chowdhury, his son, stood as a BNP candidate in the resulting 2002 by-election, and was elected.[11][12]

General Election 2001: Munshiganj-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury 94,412 58.1 +7.6
Awami League Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh 64,994 45.0 +15.7
IJOF Shah Moazzem Hossain 2,505 1.5 N/A
JSD Md. Alauddin Bhuiya 148 0.1 -0.2
Independent Asaduzzaman 131 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Delowar Hossain Visti 130 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Moniruzzaman 60 0.0 N/A
Independent Bulbul Ahmed 59 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Mahbub-Ul-Alam 44 0.0 N/A
Majority 29,418 18.1 -3.1
Turnout 162,483 72.7 -6.0
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Munshiganj-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury 62,787 50.5 -10.9
Awami League K. S. Nabi 36,473 29.4 -5.4
JP(E) Shah Moazzem Hossain 20,120 16.2 +15.9
IOJ Dewan Maksud Ali Shah Nuri 2,189 1.8 N/A
Zaker Party Murshedul Ahsan 1,405 1.1 -1.9
Jamaat-e-Islami M. A. Latif Hawladar 632 0.5 N/A
JSD AKM Nasiruzzaman Khan 317 0.3 +0.1
Bangladesh Muslim League (Jamir Ali) Md. Moniruzzaman 194 0.2 N/A
JSD (R) Md. Ruhul Amin Bhuiyan 171 0.1 N/A
Majority 26,314 21.2 -5.4
Turnout 124,288 78.7 +19.8
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Munshiganj-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury 75,099 61.4
Awami League A. R. Khandokar 42,583 34.8
Zaker Party Murshedul Ahsan 3,661 3.0
JP(E) Shah Moazzem Hossain 372 0.3
JSD Adilur Rahman Khan 249 0.2
Independent Shamsul Haq 196 0.2
Bangladesh National Congress S. M. Tofazzal Hossain 95 0.1
Majority 32,516 26.6
Turnout 122,255 58.9
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Munshiganj-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. ^ 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. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Munshiganj-1". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 6 April 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Munshiganj-1 polls tomorrow". The Daily Star. 5 June 2004. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  12. ^ a b Rahman, Imran (8 June 2004). "BNP Loses By-Election". Arab News. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  13. ^ Liton, Shakhawat; Mahmud, Shameem (7 June 2004). "Mahi sweeps back to parliament". The Daily Star. Retrieved 16 October 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: 23°34′N 90°22′E / 23.57°N 90.37°E / 23.57; 90.37