Mymensingh-2

Mymensingh-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Sharif Ahmed of the Awami League.

Mymensingh-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictMymensingh District
DivisionMymensingh Division
Electorate450,703 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Sharif Ahmed

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Phulpur and Tarakanda 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 to include all of the former Phulpur Upazila (which in 2012 had been split into a smaller Phulpur Upazila and the new Tarakanda Upazila). Previously the constituency had excluded one union parishad: Bishka.[3][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Rashed Mosharraf Awami League[7]
1979 Ismail Hossain Talukder Bangladesh Muslim League[8]
1986 Md. Shamsul Haque Awami League[9]
1988 Rajab Ali Fakir Bangladesh Nationalist Party[10]
1991 Md. Shamsul Haque Awami League
February 1996 Abul Basar Akand Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Md. Shamsul Haque Awami League
2001 Shah Shahid Sarwar Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Hayatur Rahman Khan Awami League
2014 Sharif Ahmed Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Sharif Ahmed 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: Mymensingh-2[2][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Hayatur Rahman Khan 172,533 63.8 +24.1
BNP Shah Shahid Sarwar 94,090 34.8 -15.7
IAB Golam Maula Bhuyan 2,485 0.9 N/A
KSJL Md. Anwar Hossain 1,128 0.4 N/A
Majority 78,443 29.0 +18.2
Turnout 270,236 84.2 +12.8
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Mymensingh-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Shah Shahid Sarwar 114,048 50.5 +20.3
Awami League Md. Shamsul Haque 89,631 39.7 +4.3
IJOF Zia Uddin Ahammed 21,006 9.3 N/A
CPB Abul Hashem 1,213 0.5 N/A
Majority 24,417 10.8 +5.6
Turnout 225,898 71.4 +13.4
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Mymensingh-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Md. Shamsul Haque 50,497 35.4 -2.8
BNP Md. Ashraf Uddin Sarkar 43,037 30.2 +7.4
JP(E) Shah Shahid Sarwar 42,678 30.0 +9.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Anisuzzaman 4,219 3.0 -0.3
IOJ Md. Tafazzal Hossain Biswas 1,000 0.7 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Saifal Islam 377 0.3 0.0
JSD Md. Nazrul Islam 288 0.2 N/A
Gano Forum A.K.M. Raihan Uddin 202 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Muslim League (Jamir Ali) Nurul Alam 153 0.1 N/A
Majority 7,460 5.2 -10.3
Turnout 142,451 58.0 +18.5
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Mymensingh-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Md. Shamsul Haque 35,432 38.2
BNP Zulmat Ali Khan 21,091 22.8
JP(E) Shah Shahid Sarwar 19,139 20.7
Independent Golam Mostafa 6,239 6.7
JSD Abdul Mansur Sarker 4,373 4.7
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Anisuzzaman 3,074 3.3
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Ismail Hossain Talukder 2,489 2.7
Jatiya Janata Party and Gonotantrik Oikkya Jot Sheikh Alal Uddin 343 0.4
Zaker Party Md. A. Bari Sarker 266 0.3
NAP (Muzaffar) Abdul Zabbar 187 0.2
Majority 14,341 15.5
Turnout 92,633 39.5
Awami League gain from BNP

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mymensingh-2". 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 August 2014.
  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 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 24°57′N 90°22′E / 24.95°N 90.36°E / 24.95; 90.36