Sunamganj-2

Sunamganj-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2017 by Joya Sengupta of the Awami League.

Sunamganj-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictSunamganj District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate250,721 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Joya Sengupta

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Derai and Sullah upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Sylhet-2 constituency when the former Sylhet District was split into four districts: Sunamganj, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, and Habiganj.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Suranjit Sengupta Ganatantri Party[5]
1988 Golam Jilani Chowdhury [6]
1991 Suranjit Sengupta Ganatantri Party
Feb 1996 Mifta Uddin Chowdhury Rumi Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
Jun 1996 Nasir Uddin Chowdhury Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2001 Suranjit Sengupta Awami League
2017 by-election Joya Sengupta Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Suranjit Sengupta died in February 2017. Joya Sengupta, his widow, was elected in a March 2017 by-election.[8]

Sunamganj-2 by-election, 2016[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Joya Sengupta 95,959 69.5 N/A
Independent Sayed Ali Mahbub Hossain 42,156 30.5 N/A
Majority 53,803 39.0 +28.8
Turnout 138,115 54.7 -33.4
Awami League hold

Suranjit Sengupta was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[9]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Sunamganj-2[2][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Suranjit Sengupta 95,593 55.1 N/A
BNP Md. Nasir Chowdhury 77,889 44.9 +0.7
Majority 17,704 10.2 -0.6
Turnout 173,482 88.1 +8.3
Awami League hold
General Election 2001: Sunamganj-2[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Suranjit Sengupta 82,839 55.0 +6.7
BNP Nasir Uddin Chowdhury 66,558 44.2 +42.7
IJOF Sheikh Jahir Ali 1,185 0.8 N/A
Majority 16,281 10.8 +10.4
Turnout 150,582 79.8 -3.6
Awami League gain from JP(E)

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Sunamganj-2[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Nasir Uddin Chowdhury 59,000 48.7 +12.7
Awami League Suranjit Sengupta 58,496 48.3 N/A
BNP Jahir Ahmed 1,868 1.5 0.0
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abdul Mannan 1,104 0.9 N/A
CPB Probangsu Chowdhury 560 0.5 N/A
Independent Md. Muhitur Rahman Chowdhury 164 0.1 N/A
Majority 504 0.4 -13.8
Turnout 121,192 83.4 +20.0
JP(E) gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Sunamganj-2[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ganatantri Party Suranjit Sengupta 58,580 58.4
JP(E) Dobirul Islam Chowdhury 36,067 36.0
Independent Zahir Ahmed 3,556 3.6
BNP Rana Hasan Chowdhury 1,532 1.5
Independent Motiur Rahman 328 0.3
Jatiyatabadi Gonotantrik Chashi Dal Md. Fazlul Haq 231 0.2
Majority 22,513 14.2
Turnout 100,294 63.4
Ganatantri Party gain from N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sunamganj-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. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Sylhet" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Joyasen Gupta wins Sunamganj by-polls". Banglanews24.com. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  9. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  12. ^ 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°47′N 91°21′E / 24.79°N 91.35°E / 24.79; 91.35