Rajshahi-5

Rajshahi-5 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Mansur Rahman of the Awami League.

Rajshahi-5
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictRajshahi District
DivisionRajshahi Division
Electorate301,677 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Mansur Rahman

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Durgapur and Puthia 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 Sardar Mohammad Jahangir Awami League[4]
1979 Mokhlechhar Rahman Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[5]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mohammad Nurun Nabi Chand Awami League[6][7]
1991 Azizur Rahman Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Md. Alauddin Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1999 by-election Md. Alauddin Awami League
2000 by-election Raihanul Haque Awami League
2001 Kabir Hossain Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Abdul Wadud Dara Awami League
2018 Mansur Rahman Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Abdul Wadud Dara 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-5[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abdul Wadud Dara 124,398 53.1 +24.9
BNP Nazrul Islam 108,083 46.2 +0.8
LDP S. M. Shafiul Azam 740 0.3 N/A
CPB Abul Kalam Azad 612 0.2 N/A
BTF Moktar Hossen 243 0.1 N/A
National People's Party Showkat Hossen Khan 98 0.0 N/A
Majority 16,315 7.0 -10.1
Turnout 234,174 94.6 +8.8
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Rajshahi-5[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Kabir Hossain 88,173 45.4
Awami League Raihanul Haque 54,882 28.2
Independent Akkas Ali 33,134 17.1
IJOF Md. Makhlesur Rahman 11,753 6.1
Independent Azizur Rahman 6,223 3.2
JSD Nurul Islam 187 0.1
Majority 33,291 17.1
Turnout 194,352 85.8
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

In 1998, Sheikh Hasina made Md. Alauddin a state minister in her government. This led to his expulsion from the BNP, and to the Election Commission declaring his seat vacant on 11 October 1999 under Article 70 of the Constitution, which penalizes floor-crossing.[12][13] This triggered a by-election in late 1999, which Alauddin won as an Awami League candidate.[13][14]

General Election June 1996: Rajshahi-5[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Md. Alauddin 65,594 41.3 +4.0
Awami League Anisur Rahman 58,614 36.9 +1.5
JP(E) Md. Azizul Alam 19,366 12.2 +0.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abdul Mannan 14,688 9.2 -5.8
JSD (R) Nurul Islam 189 0.1 0.0
Independent Md. Abdur Rashid Sarkar 129 0.1 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Abdul Halim 115 0.1 -0.1
Majority 6,980 4.4 +2.5
Turnout 158,675 87.6 -11.1
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Rajshahi-5[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Azizur Rahman 48,542 37.3
Awami League Md. Alauddin 46,116 35.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abdul Mannan 19,515 15.0
JP(E) Mohammad Nurun Nabi Chand 15,241 11.7
Zaker Party Md. Abdul Halim 303 0.2
JSD Muhammad Shafiur Rahman Shafi 277 0.2
Jatiya Oikkya Front Md. Fazle Rabbi 158 0.1
JSD (R) Md. Ramzan Ali Sarder 153 0.1
Majority 2,426 1.9
Turnout 130,305 76.5
BNP gain from Awami League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rajshahi-5". 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.
  12. ^ Chowdhury, Mahfuzul H. (2003). Democratization in South Asia: Lessons from American Institutions. Ashgate. pp. 89–90, 104. ISBN 0-7546-3423-X.
  13. ^ a b Chowdhury, Rashed (23 June 2001). "Hasina's cabinet sets a record". Gulf News. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Millennium hangover in House". The Daily Star. 2 January 2000. Retrieved 8 March 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 24°22′N 88°50′E / 24.37°N 88.84°E / 24.37; 88.84