Rajshahi-2

Rajshahi-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Fazle Hossain Badsha of the Workers Party of Bangladesh.

Rajshahi-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictRajshahi District
DivisionRajshahi Division
Electorate317,852 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyWorkers Party of Bangladesh
Member(s)Fazle Hossain Badsha

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Rajshahi City Corporation.[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 reduced the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had also included Paba Upazila.[5][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Khalid Ali Mia Awami League[7]
1979 Syed Manzur Hossain Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mesbah Uddin Ahmed Jatiya Party[9][10]
1991 Kabir Hossain Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2001 Mizanur Rahman Minu Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Fazle Hossain Badsha Workers Party of Bangladesh

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Fazle Hossain Badsha was re-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: Rajshahi-2[2][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Workers Party Fazle Hossain Badsha 116,599 56.4 +52.5
BNP Mizanur Rahman Minu 89,050 43.1 -16.5
CPB Md. Enamul Haque 476 0.2 N/A
IAB Sayeed Mahmud Ilyas 408 0.2 N/A
BDB Akhtaruzzaman Bablu 225 0.1 N/A
Majority 27,549 13.3 -13.7
Turnout 206,758 79.9 -1.6
Workers Party gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Rajshahi-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Mizanur Rahman Minu 176,405 59.6 +15.6
Awami League A. H. M. Khairuzzaman Liton 96,604 32.6 +1.9
Workers Party Fazle Hossain Badsha 11,490 3.9 +2.3
IJOF Mostaq Ahmed 10,676 3.6 N/A
Independent Md. Jalal Uddin 661 0.2 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Shahabuddin Bachchu 270 0.1 N/A
Majority 79,801 27.0 +13.8
Turnout 296,106 81.5 -2.6
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Rajshahi-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Kabir Hossain 108,471 44.0 +0.6
Awami League A. H. M. Khairuzzaman Liton 75,803 30.7 +17.8
Jamaat-e-Islami Ataur Rahman 41,774 16.9 -4.6
JP(E) Md. A. Matin Khan 13,747 5.6 +4.0
Workers Party Fazle Hossain Badsha 3,838 1.6 N/A
IOJ Md. Abdus Samad 1,169 0.5 N/A
JSD (R) Md. Khairul Alam 827 0.3 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Anisur Rahman 345 0.1 -0.2
BKA Wali Uallah Dewan 296 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Janata Party (Asad) Begum Rokeya Firoj 291 0.1 N/A
FP Md. Abu Masud 45 0.0 -0.2
Majority 32,668 13.2 -8.7
Turnout 246,606 84.1 +9.8
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Rajshahi-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Kabir Hossain 81,014 43.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Ataur Rahman 40,141 21.5
UCL Fazle Hossain Badsha 34,267 18.4
Awami League A E M Mahbub Uz Zaman Bhulu 24,047 12.9
JP(E) Badiuzzaman 2,967 1.6
Independent Md. Khondakar Zoinal Abedin 1,628 0.9
Peoples Democratic Party Md. Mojibar Rahman 879 0.5
Zaker Party Md. Sharif Uddin 607 0.3
Independent Md. Zalal Uddin 330 0.2
FP Abul Hasnat Md. Shamsul Haq Shamrat 322 0.2
Independent Mohammad Ali 202 0.1
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Md. Aminul Islam 200 0.1
Jatiya Oikkya Front Md. Abdul Bari 85 0.0
Majority 40,873 21.9
Turnout 186,689 74.3
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajshahi-2". 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. ^ 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. ^ "AL hopeful of bagging most JS seats in Rajshahi". The Daily Star. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  7. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  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°22′N 88°36′E / 24.37°N 88.60°E / 24.37; 88.60