Sirajganj-1

Sirajganj-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Mohammed Nasim of the Awami League.

Sirajganj-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictSirajganj District
DivisionRajshahi Division
Electorate345,603 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Tanvir Shakil Joy

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Kazipur Upazila and five union parishads of Sirajganj Sadar Upazila: Baghbati, Bahuli, Mechhra, Ratankandi, and Chhangachha.[2]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Pabna constituency when the former Pabna District was split into two districts: Sirajganj and Pabna.[3]

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 altered the boundaries of the constituency.[5]

Ahead of the 2018 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency by adding one union parishad of Sirajganj Sadar Upazila: Bahuli.[6][2][7]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Mohammed Nasim Awami League[8]
1988 Shafiqul Islam [9]
1991 Mohammed Nasim Awami League
February 1996 Vacant Vacant
1996 by-election Mohammad Salim Awami League
2001 Mohammed Nasim Awami League
2008 Tanvir Shakil Joy Awami League
2014 Mohammed Nasim Awami League
2018 Awami League
Nov 2020 by-election Tanvir Shakil Joy Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Mohammed Nasim 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: Sirajganj-1[6][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Tanvir S. Joy 177,732 80.7 +9.0
BNP Abdul Mazid 40,814 18.5 -8.4
CPB Md. Abdul Baque 1,806 0.8 N/A
Majority 136,918 62.1 +17.2
Turnout 220,352 85.6 +20.3
Awami League hold
General Election 2001: Sirajganj-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohammed Nasim 101,981 71.7 -20.5
BNP Abdul Mazid 38,202 26.9 +20.3
Independent Muhammad Salim 1,250 0.9 N/A
IJOF Md. A. Barek Bakul 471 0.3 N/A
Independent Feroz Ahmed Chowdhury 296 0.2 N/A
Majority 63,779 44.9 -40.7
Turnout 142,200 65.3 +21.3
Awami League hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Mohammed Nasim stood for two seats in the June 1996 general election: Sirajganj-1 and Sirajganj-2.[14] After winning both, he chose to represent Sirajganj-2 and quit Sirajganj-1, triggering a by-election in Sirajganj-1. Mohammad Salim of the Awami League was elected in a September by-election.[15]

Sirajganj-1 by-election, 1996[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohammad Salim 55,488 92.2 +24.2
BNP Mahbubul Islam Talukder 3,963 6.6 -19.5
JP(E) Lutfar Rahman 728 1.2 -2.3
Majority 51,525 85.6 +43.7
Turnout 60,179 44.0 -23.0
Awami League hold
General Election June 1996: Sirajganj-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohammed Nasim 62,383 68.0 +6.7
BNP Abdul Mazid 23,927 26.1 -7.7
JP(E) Tati Tozzammel Haque 3,175 3.5 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami T. M. Ahsan Habib 1,869 2.0 -2.4
Zaker Party Md. Abdur Razzak 364 0.4 -0.2
Jatiya Janata Party (Asad) S. M. Faridul Haque 89 0.1 N/A
Majority 38,456 41.9 +14.4
Turnout 91,807 67.0 +25.8
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Sirajganj-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohammed Nasim 48,338 61.3
BNP Aamir Hossain Vulu 26,618 33.8
Jamaat-e-Islami Kamruzzaman 3,444 4.4
Zaker Party Golam Ambia Tang 453 0.6
Majority 21,720 27.5
Turnout 78,853 41.2
Awami League gain from N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sirajganj-1". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "EC 'gerrymanders' 25 constituencies for pressure of ministers, MPs". Prothom Alo. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Pabna" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  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. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 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. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ a b "Statistical Report: 7th Jatiya Shangshad Election" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. p. 314. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 24°39′N 89°38′E / 24.65°N 89.64°E / 24.65; 89.64