Sylhet-2

Sylhet-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Mokabbir Khan of the Gano Forum.

Sylhet-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictSylhet District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate286,586 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyGano Forum
Member(s)Mokabbir Khan

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Bishwanath and Osmani Nagar upazilas.[2]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the first general elections in newly independent Bangladesh, held in 1973.

Ahead of the 2008 general election, the Election Commission redrew constituency boundaries to reflect population changes revealed by the 2001 Bangladesh census.[3] The 2008 redistricting altered the boundaries of the constituency.[4]

Ahead of the 2018 general election, the Election Commission altered the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it included three union parishads of Balaganj Upazila: Dewan Bazar, Paschim Gauripur, and Purba Gauripur, but did not include Osmani Nagar Upazila.[5][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Abdus Samad Azad Awami League[7]
1979 Suranjit Sengupta Jatiya Ekata Party[8]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Enamul Haque Chowdhury Jatiya Party[9]
1988 Maqsood Ebne Aziz Lama Jatiya Party[10]
Feb 1996 Ilias Ali Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Shah Azizur Rahman Awami League
2001 Ilias Ali Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Shafiqur Rahaman Chowdhury Awami League
2014 Yahya Chowdhury Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2018 Mokabbir Khan Gano Forum[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Sylhet-2[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Yahya Chowdhury 48,157 73.5 N/A
Independent Muhibur Rahman 17,389 26.5 N/A
Majority 30,768 46.9 +45.4
Turnout 65,546 23.1 -64.0
JP(E) gain from Awami League

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Sylhet-2[5][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Shafiqur Rahaman Chowdhury 109,356 50.3 +21.2
BNP Ilias Ali 106,040 48.8 N/A
BIF Md. Ahmad Ali Halily 595 0.3 N/A
JSD (R) Mokulisur Rahaman 530 0.2 N/A
BDB Mahabubur Rahaman Chowdhury 525 0.2 N/A
BKA Abdur Rahman 391 0.2 N/A
Majority 3,316 1.5 -23.9
Turnout 217,437 87.1 +14.9
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Sylhet-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Ilias Ali 103,460 54.5 +25.2
Awami League Shah Azizur Rahman 55,291 29.1 -3.0
IJOF Muhibur Rahman 27,905 14.7 N/A
Independent Azizun Nesa 1,782 0.9 N/A
KSJL Mahmad Ali 1,253 0.7 N/A
Bangladesher Sammyabadi Dal (Marxbadi-Laninbadi) Md. Afroz Ali 316 0.2 N/A
Majority 48,169 25.4 +22.9
Turnout 190,007 72.2 +7.2
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Sylhet-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Shah Azizur Rahman 42,266 32.1 N/A
JP(E) Mohsud Ebne Aziz Lama 39,044 29.7 -10.4
BNP Ilias Ali 38,473 29.3 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Hannan 6,382 4.9 +0.2
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Sheikh Mou Md. A Shahid 2,705 2.1 +1.0
Jatiya Janata Party (Nurul Islam) Md. Nurul Islam Khan 1,139 0.9 N/A
Sammilita Sangram Parishad A. F. M. Abdul Qayum 1,028 0.8 N/A
JSD (R) Moinul Islam 267 0.2 N/A
Gano Forum Gias Uddin Ahmed 193 0.1 N/A
Majority 3,222 2.5 -14.9
Turnout 131,497 65.0 +25.7
Awami League gain from JP(E)
General Election 1991: Sylhet-2[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Mohsud Ebne Aziz Lama 39,015 40.1
BAKSAL Md. Lutfor Rahman 22,087 22.7
Independent Muhibur Rahman 12,312 12.7
BNP MA Haq 8,493 8.7
Jatiya Janata Party and Gonotantrik Oikkya Jot Nurul Islam Khan 7,007 7.2
Jamaat-e-Islami Lutfor Rahman Jaigirdar 4,542 4.7
Jatiya Janata Party (Ashraf) Md. Ashraf Ali 1,139 1.2
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Md. Abdul Matin 1,103 1.1
Bangladesh Janata Party Khondokar Farid Uddin Ahmed 813 0.8
Workers Party Md. Nurhossain Chowdhury 357 0.4
Independent Sattar Miah 243 0.2
Independent Inamul Haq Chowdhury 154 0.2
Majority 16,928 17.4
Turnout 97,265 39.3
JP(E) hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sylhet-2". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "EC 'gerrymanders' 25 constituencies for pressure of ministers, MPs". Prothom Alo. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8108-7453-4.
  4. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (11 July 2008). "Final list of redrawn JS seats published". The Daily Star.
  5. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  8. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Sylhet-2". 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: 24°39′N 91°49′E / 24.65°N 91.82°E / 24.65; 91.82