Rangpur-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Abul Kalam Md. Ahasanul Hoque Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Rangpur-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictRangpur District
DivisionRangpur Division
Electorate312,816 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Abul Kalam Md. Ahasanul Hoque Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Badarganj and Taraganj 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 Afsar Ali Ahmed Awami League[4]
1979 Mohammad Amin Awami League[5]
1986 Anisul Haque Chowdhury Awami League[6]
1988 Mohammad Kamal Uddin Haider [7]
Sep 1991 by-election Paritosh Chakrabarti Jatiya Party (Ershad)
Sep 1996 by-election Anisul Haque Chowdhury Awami League
2001 Mohammad Ali Sarkar Islami Jatiya Oikya Front
2008 Anisul Islam Mondal Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2014 Abul Kalam Md. Ahasanul Hoque Chowdhury Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Abul Kalam Md. Ahasanul Hoque Chowdhury was 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: Rangpur-2[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Jatiya Party (E) Anisul Islam Mondal 166,271 75.6 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami ATM Azharul Islam 36,586 16.6 +7.0
Independent Mohammad Ali Sarker 14,850 6.8 N/A
IAB Md. Ripon Sarker 2,177 1.0 N/A
Majority 129,685 59.0 +51.7
Turnout 219,884 87.7 +5.7
Jatiya Party (E) gain from IJOF
General Election 2001: Rangpur-2[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
IJOF Mohammad Ali Sarkar 91,921 48.6
Awami League Anisul Haque Chowdhury 78,163 41.4
Jamaat-e-Islami ATM Azharul Islam 17,788 9.4
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Khabir Uddin 1,124 0.6
Majority 13,758 7.3
Turnout 188,996 82.0
IJOF gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Hussain Muhammad Ershad stood from jail for five seats in the June 1996 general election:[12] Rangpur-2,[11] Rangpur-3,[13] Rangpur-5,[14] Rangpur-6,[15] and Kurigram-3.[16] After winning all five, he chose to represent Rangpur-3 and quit the other four, triggering by-elections in them. Anisul Haque Chowdhury of the Awami League was elected in a September 1996 by-election.[17]

General Election June 1996: Rangpur-2[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Jatiya Party (E) Hussain Muhammad Ershad 66,929 47.7
Awami League Anisul Haque Chowdhury 55,800 39.8
Jamaat-e-Islami ATM Azharul Islam 8,273 5.9
BNP Paritosh Chakrabarti 4,025 2.9
Zaker Party Abdul Hamid Kabir Sharif 3,761 2.7
JSD Md. Ruhul Amin 858 0.6
Independent Mohammad Ali Sarkar 336 0.2
Gano Forum Md. Meser Uddin 190 0.1
Independent Merina Rahman 161 0.1
Majority 11,129 7.9
Turnout 140,333 77.3
Jatiya Party (E) hold

Hussain Muhammad Ershad stood from jail for five seats in the 1991 general election:[12] Rangpur-1,[18] Rangpur-2,[11] Rangpur-3,[13] Rangpur-5,[14] and Rangpur-6.[15] After winning all five, he chose to represent Rangpur-3 and quit the other four, triggering by-elections in them.[19] Paritosh Chakrabarti, of the Jatiya Party, was elected in a September 1991 by-election.[20]

General Election 1991: Rangpur-2[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Jatiya Party (E) Hussain Muhammad Ershad 50,221 45.4
Awami League Anisul Haque Chowdhury 45,206 40.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Shah Muhammad Nur Hossain 7,676 6.9
Zaker Party Md. Nazrul Haq 2,601 2.4
JSD Md. Abdus Sattar 2,336 2.1
BNP Mohsin Ali 2,308 2.1
Independent Md. Ilias Ali 299 0.3
Majority 5,015 4.5
Turnout 110,647 59.2
Jatiya Party (E) gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rangpur-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. ^ "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 d e "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.
  12. ^ a b 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.
  13. ^ a b "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. ^ a b "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.
  15. ^ a b "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 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  17. ^ "List of 7th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "List of 5th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  20. ^ Akhter, Muhammad Yeahia (2001). Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh. Ashgate. p. 243. ISBN 0-7546-1628-2.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 25°40′N 89°03′E / 25.67°N 89.05°E / 25.67; 89.05