Rangpur-1

Rangpur-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Moshiur Rahman Ranga of the Jatiya Party (Ershad).

Rangpur-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictRangpur District
DivisionRangpur Division
Electorate287,989 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyJatiya Party (Ershad)
Member(s)Moshiur Rahman Ranga

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Gangachhara Upazila and wards 1 through 8 of Rangpur City Corporation.[2]

HistoryEdit

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

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission reduced the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had also included three union parishads of Rangpur Sadar Upazila: Haridebpur, Pashuram, and Uttam.[3][4]

Ahead of the 2018 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency to include wards 1 through 8 of Rangpur City Corporation.[3][5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Abdur Rouf Awami League[6]
1979 Mashiur Rahman Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
1979 by-election Shafiqul Ghani Swapan Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
1986 Moyezuddin Sarker Jatiya Party[8][9]
Sep 1991 by-election Karimuddin Bharsa Jatiya Party (Ershad)
1996 Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2001 Moshiur Rahman Ranga Islami Jatiya Oikya Front
2008 Hossain Mokbul Shahriar Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2014 Moshiur Rahman Ranga Jatiya Party (Ershad)

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Moshiur Rahman Ranga was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[10]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Rangpur-1[3][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Hossain Mokbul Shahriar 168,989 81.0 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Muhammad Abdul Ghani 28,270 13.6 -14.6
Independent Anwarul Islam 8,210 3.9 N/A
IAB Md. Khairul Islam 2,101 1.0 N/A
Ganatantri Party Saif Uddin Ahmed 741 0.4 N/A
PDP Md. Abdul Kayum 313 0.2 N/A
Majority 140,719 67.5 +51.2
Turnout 208,624 85.2 +8.6
JP(E) gain from IJOF
General Election 2001: Rangpur-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
IJOF Moshiur Rahman Ranga 77,812 44.6 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Shah Md. Ruhul Islam 49,278 28.2 +6.8
Awami League Md. Sharaf Uddin Ahmmed 47,109 27.0 +3.6
Independent Md. Matiar Rahman 456 0.3 N/A
Majority 28,534 16.3 -10.9
Turnout 174,655 76.6 +7.9
IJOF gain from JP(E)

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Rangpur-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu 61,373 50.6
Awami League Mesbah Uddin Ahmed 28,373 23.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Shah Md. Ruhul Islam 25,923 21.4
BNP Ali Md. Jafar 3,610 3.0
IOJ Md. Therul Kabi 593 0.5
Workers Party Ruhini Chandra Barman 563 0.5
Independent Md. Samsul Alam 327 0.3
Zaker Party Md. Mozzamel Haque 206 0.1
Independent Md. Mostafa Kamal 163 0.1
Independent Md. Mosaddek Hossain 163 0.1
Majority 33,000 27.2
Turnout 121,294 68.7
JP(E) hold

Hussain Muhammad Ershad stood from jail for five seats in the 1991 general election:[14] Rangpur-1, Rangpur-2,[15] Rangpur-3, Rangpur-5,[16] and Rangpur-6.[17] After winning all five, he chose to represent Rangpur-3 and quit the other four, triggering by-elections in them.[18] Karimuddin Bharsa, of the Jatiya Party (Ershad), was elected in a September 1991 by-election.[19]

General Election 1991: Rangpur-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Hussain Muhammad Ershad 50,004 56.5
Awami League Md. Mojibar Rahman Pramanik 20,310 22.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Shah Md. Ruhul Islam 15,515 17.5
NAP (Muzaffar) Md. Sekendar Ali 1,220 1.4
BNP Md. Shah Emdadul Haq 695 0.8
Zaker Party Md. Ruhul Amin 464 0.5
Workers Party Md. Chad Miah 234 0.3
UCL A. K. M. Shirazul Islam 102 0.1
Majority 29,694 33.5
Turnout 88,547 54.3
JP(E) hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rangpur-1". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "EC 'gerrymanders' 25 constituencies for pressure of ministers, MPs". Prothom Alo. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Nat'l election: Number of unopposed winners now 154". The Bangladesh Chronicle. UNB. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  14. ^ Ahmed, Helal Uddin (2012). "Ershad, Lt. General Hussein M". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  15. ^ "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  18. ^ "List of 5th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  19. ^ Akhter, Muhammad Yeahia (2001). Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh. Ashgate. p. 243. ISBN 0-7546-1628-2.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 25°51′N 89°13′E / 25.85°N 89.22°E / 25.85; 89.22