Pirojpur-1

Pirojpur-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by SM Rezaul Karim of the Awami League.

Pirojpur-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictPirojpur District
DivisionBarisal Division
Electorate419,106 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)SM Rezaul Karim
Created fromBakerganj-14

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Nazirpur, Pirojpur Sadar, and Nesarabad upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Bakerganj-14 constituency when the former Bakerganj District was split into four districts: Bhola, Bakerganj, Jhalokati, and Pirojpur.

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 swapped Zianagar Upazila from Pirojpur-1 to Pirojpur-2, and Nesarabad Upazila from Pirojpur-2 to Pirojpur-1.[3][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Mostafa Jamal Haider Jatiya Party[7][8]
1991 Sudhangshu Shekhar Haldar Awami League
February 1996 Gazi Nuruzzaman Babul Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Delwar Hossain Sayeedi Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
2008 AKMA Awal Awami League
2018 SM Rezaul Karim Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

AKMA Awal was re-elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[9]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Pirojpur-1[2][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League AKMA Awal 101,710 48.8 +8.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Delwar Hossain Sayeedi 94,714 45.5 -11.7
JP(E) Mostafa Jamal Haider 8,406 4.0 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Nazrul Islam 2,536 1.2 -0.9
United Citizen Movement Md. Abu Sayed 512 0.2 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Tapan Kumar Mitra 275 0.1 N/A
BDB Shamsul Jalal Chowdhury 98 0.0 N/A
Independent Syed Shahidul Haque Jamal 38 0.0 N/A
Majority 6,996 3.4 -14.0
Turnout 208,289 87.1 +10.7
Awami League gain from Jamaat-e-Islami
General Election 2001: Pirojpur-1[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Delwar Hossain Sayeedi 110,108 57.2 +20.2
Awami League Sudhangshu Shekhar Haldar 76,731 39.9 +3.1
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Nazrul Islam 4,059 2.1 N/A
IJOF Sadeq Ahmmad 1,053 0.5 N/A
Independent Abdullahil Mahmud 209 0.1 N/A
JSD Pankaj Kumar Dakua 120 0.1 N/A
Independent Manindra Nath Dhali 58 0.0 N/A
Majority 33,377 17.4 +17.2
Turnout 192,338 76.4 -0.9
Jamaat-e-Islami hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Pirojpur-1[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Delwar Hossain Sayeedi 55,717 37.0 +20.3
Awami League Sudhangshu Shekhar Haldar 55,437 36.8 -8.7
JP(E) Mostafa Jamal Haider 30,009 19.9 +17.7
BNP Gazi Nuruzzaman Babul 5,912 3.9 -27.8
IOJ Sheikh Rafique Ahmed 2,904 1.9 -0.7
Zaker Party Shahedul Islam Panna 309 0.2 -0.1
Independent Khitish Chandra Mondol 228 0.2 N/A
Islamic Sashantantrik Andolan Md. Belaet Hossien Al Feroji 190 0.1 N/A
FP Md. Emdadul Kabir 35 0.0 N/A
Majority 280 0.2 -13.7
Turnout 150,741 77.3 +25.0
Jamaat-e-Islami gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Pirojpur-1[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sudhangshu Shekhar Haldar 55,405 45.5
BNP Gazi Nuruzzaman Babul 38,538 31.7
Jamaat-e-Islami Tofazzel Hossain 20,350 16.7
IOJ A. Jabbar 3,215 2.6
JP(E) Shidul Haider 2,680 2.2
Ganatantri Party Ali Haider Khan 474 0.4
Zaker Party Shahidul Kalam 369 0.3
Independent A. H. Nasir Ali 256 0.2
Jatiya Oikkya Front Rejaul Karim 193 0.2
Independent Liaqat Ali Sheikh 168 0.1
Bangladesh National Congress Amar Krishna 54 0.0
Majority 16,867 13.9
Turnout 121,702 52.3
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Pirojpur-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. ^ 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 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. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  12. ^ 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: 22°35′N 89°59′E / 22.58°N 89.98°E / 22.58; 89.98