Rajshahi-1

Rajshahi-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Omar Faruk Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Rajshahi-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictRajshahi District
DivisionRajshahi Division
Electorate383,352 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Omar Faruk Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Godagari and Tanore upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the first general elections in newly independent Bangladesh, held in 1973.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Moin Uddin Ahmed Awami League[4]
1979 Shahjahan Miah Bangladesh Nationalist Party[5]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mujibur Rahman Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami[6]
1988 Durul Huda [7]
1991 Aminul Haque Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Omar Faruk Chowdhury Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Omar Faruk Chowdhury was re-elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[8]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Rajshahi-1[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Omar Faruk Chowdhury 146,786 53.1 +15.0
BNP Aminul Haque 129,450 46.8 -12.3
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Salahuddin Biswas 366 0.1 N/A
Majority 17,336 6.3 -14.7
Turnout 276,602 93.0 +4.4
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Rajshahi-1[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Aminul Haque 130,631 59.1 +11.4
Awami League Omar Faruk Chowdhury 84,185 38.1 +6.9
IJOF Md. Jalal Uddin 5,022 2.3 N/A
Workers Party Rafiqul Islam 915 0.4 N/A
Independent Aminul Islam 298 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Anowar Iqbal Badal 88 0.0 N/A
Majority 46,446 21.0 +4.5
Turnout 221,139 88.6 +1.5
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Rajshahi-1[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Aminul Haque 83,994 47.7 +4.8
Awami League Md. Alal Uddin 55,003 31.2 +1.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Mujibur Rahman 28,453 16.2 -8.8
JP(E) Rabeya Bhuiyan 6,915 3.9 +2.4
JSD (R) Mozibur 631 0.4 N/A
Independent M. M. Sajedun Nabi 448 0.3 N/A
Gano Forum Bholanath Majhi 276 0.2 N/A
JSD Abdul Ohab 270 0.2 N/A
Oikkya Prakriyya Md. Abdus Salam 112 0.1 N/A
Majority 28,991 16.5 +3.3
Turnout 176,102 87.1 +12.8
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Rajshahi-1[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Aminul Haque 61,975 42.9
Awami League Md. Mohsin 42,897 29.7
Jamaat-e-Islami Mujibur Rahman 36,058 25.0
JP(E) Durul Huda 2,108 1.5
Independent Muhammad Lutfar Rahman 1,344 0.9
Majority 19,078 13.2
Turnout 144,382 74.3
BNP gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajshahi-1". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. 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. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  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. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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 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°28′N 88°19′E / 24.47°N 88.32°E / 24.47; 88.32