Sunamganj-5

Sunamganj-5 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Mohibur Rahman Manik of the Awami League.

Sunamganj-5
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictSunamganj District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate415,954 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Mohibur Rahman Manik

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Chhatak and Dowarabazar upazilas.[2]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Sylhet-12 constituency when the former Sylhet District was split into four districts: Sunamganj, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, and Habiganj.[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 2014 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had excluded one union parishad of Dowarabazar Upazila: Mannargaon.[6][7]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Abul Hasnat Md. Abdul Hai Jatiya Party[8]
1988 Kalim Uddin Ahmed [9]
1991 Abdul Mazid Jatiya Party (Ershad)
Feb 1996 Kalim Uddin Ahmed Independent (politician)[10]
Jun 1996 Mohibur Rahman Manik Awami League
2001 Kalim Uddin Ahmed Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Mohibur Rahman Manik Awami League

ElectionsEdit

General Election 2014: Sunamganj-5[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Muhibur Rahman Manik 164,494 98.1 +32.8
BNF Mohammad Ashraf Hossain 3,264 1.9 N/A
Majority 161,230 96.1 +64.4
Turnout 167,758 47.7 -38.8
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Sunamganj-5[6][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohibur Rahman Manik 165,697 65.3 +25.2
BNP Kalim Uddin Ahmed 85,197 33.6 -21.0
NAP Md. Abdul Odud 2,712 1.1 +0.5
Majority 80,500 31.7 +17.2
Turnout 253,606 86.5 +16.7
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Sunamganj-5[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Kalim Uddin Ahmed 113,660 54.6 +31.7
Awami League Mohibur Rahman Manik 83,500 40.1 +11.2
IJOF Abdul Mazid 9,523 4.6 N/A
NAP Md. Abdul Odud 1,306 0.6 N/A
KSJL Abdul Jalil 243 0.1 N/A
Majority 30,160 14.5 +13.4
Turnout 208,232 69.8 +2.6
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Sunamganj-5[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohibur Rahman Manik 42,720 28.9 N/A
JP(E) Md. Yahya 41,120 27.8 +9.7
BNP Kalim Uddin Ahmed 33,875 22.9 +15.2
Samridhya Bangladesh Andolan Abdul Mazid 11,248 7.6 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdullah Md. Saleh 10,067 6.8 -3.8
IOJ Mohammad Shafiq Uddin 6,981 4.7 -5.7
Sammilita Sangram Parishad Md. Jalal Uddin 1,196 0.8 N/A
Independent Md. Abdul Odud 575 0.4 N/A
Majority 1,600 1.1 -0.3
Turnout 147,782 67.2 +17.6
Awami League gain from Independent
General Election 1991: Sunamganj-5[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Abdul Mazid 22,266 18.1
Independent Md. Yahya 20,518 16.7
Ganatantri Party Mohibur Rahman Manik 17,695 14.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj Uddin 13,027 10.6
IOJ A. Salam 12,851 10.4
Independent Abdur Rahim 9,864 8.0
BNP Zoinul Karim 9,467 7.7
Independent Abul Hasnat Md. Abdul Hai 7,530 6.1
Independent Kalim Uddin 7,019 5.7
Independent Sirajul Islam 2,368 1.9
JSD Abul Lais 436 0.4
Majority 1,748 1.4
Turnout 123,041 49.6
JP(E) gain from N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sunamganj-5". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Sylhet" (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. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  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. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Sunamganj-5". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  14. ^ 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: 25°02′N 91°40′E / 25.03°N 91.66°E / 25.03; 91.66