Sirajganj-2

Sirajganj-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Md. Habibe Millat of the Awami League.

Sirajganj-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictSirajganj District
DivisionRajshahi Division
Electorate351,121 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Md. Habibe Millat

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Kamarkhanda Upazila, Sirajganj Municipality, and five union parishads of Sirajganj Sadar Upazila: Kalia Haripur, Kaoakola, Khoksabari, Saidabad, and Shialkul.[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 reduced the boundaries of the constituency by removing one union parishad of Sirajganj Sadar Upazila: Bahuli.[6][2][7]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku Jatiya Party[8][9]
1991 Mirza Muraduzzaman Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Mohammed Nasim Awami League
2001 Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Rumana Mahmood Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2014 Md. Habibe Millat Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Md. Habibe Millat 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-2[6][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Rumana Mahmood 128,432 47.9 -7.2
Awami League Jannat Ara Henry 126,311 47.2 +3.7
BJP M. A. Motin 5,718 2.1 N/A
JP(E) Aminul Islam Jhantu 2,981 1.1 N/A
Independent Masudur Rahman 1,978 0.7 N/A
BSD Abu Bakar Bhuiyan 926 0.3 N/A
CPB Md. Ismail Hossain 580 0.2 N/A
IAB Md. Ziaul Haque 389 0.1 N/A
United Citizen Movement Monjur Alam 305 0.1 N/A
JSD (R) Md. Abdul Aziz Talukder 243 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,121 0.8 -10.8
Turnout 267,863 87.7 +10.6
BNP hold
General Election 2001: Sirajganj-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku 138,640 55.1 +25.4
Awami League Mohammed Nasim 109,482 43.5 +4.9
IJOF Md. Lutfar Rahman 2,654 1.1 N/A
Independent Muhammad Salim 534 0.2 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Basad-Khalekuzzaman) Abu Bakar Bhuiyan 499 0.2 N/A
Majority 29,158 11.6 +2.7
Turnout 251,809 77.1 -2.7
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Sirajganj-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohammed Nasim 68,598 38.6 +8.9
BNP AKM Samsul Alamin 52,709 29.7 -11.2
JP(E) Abdul Motin 32,515 18.3 +16.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Latif 22,795 12.8 -10.9
Zaker Party Amin Koraishee 431 0.2 -0.2
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Abu Bakar Bhuiyan 407 0.2 N/A
FP Md. Azizur Rahman Shudagar 182 0.1 N/A
Majority 15,889 8.9 -2.4
Turnout 177,637 79.8 +23.9
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Sirajganj-2[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Mirza Muraduzzaman 58,437 40.9
Awami League Motahar Hossain Tang 42,376 29.7
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Aziz Azad 33,881 23.7
JSD Abdul Hai Tang 3,356 2.4
JP(E) Abul Hasnat Gofran 2,894 2.0
BKA Abdul Mannan 920 0.6
Zaker Party Md. Nazrul Islam 515 0.4
Independent Shahjahan Ali 347 0.2
Majority 16,061 11.3
Turnout 142,726 55.9
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sirajganj-2". 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.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 24°27′N 89°42′E / 24.45°N 89.70°E / 24.45; 89.70