Manikganj-2


Manikganj-2 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Momtaz Begum of the Awami League.

Manikganj-2
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictManikganj District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate406,245 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Momtaz Begum

Boundaries

The constituency encompasses Harirampur and Singair upazilas, and four union parishads of Manikganj Sadar Upazila: Bhararia, Hati Para, and Putail.[2][3]

History

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Dhaka constituency when the former Dhaka District was split into six districts: Manikganj, Munshiganj, Dhaka, Gazipur, Narsingdi, and Narayanganj.

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]

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
1986 Lutfar Rahman Biswas Jatiya Party[6]
1988 Abdur Rauf Khan Jatiya Party[7]
1991 Harunur Rashid Khan Monno Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2001 by-election Samsuddin Ahmed Independent
2008 S. M. Abdul Mannan Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2014 Momtaz Begum Awami League

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

Momtaz Begum was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[8]

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2008: Manikganj-2[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Jatiya Party (E) S. M. Abdul Mannan 148,276 53.8 N/A
BNP Afroja Khan Rita 126,423 45.8 +29.0
CPB Md. Noab Ali 1,145 0.4 N/A
Majority 21,853 7.9 -5.8
Turnout 275,844 87.7 +39.1
Jatiya Party (E) gain from Independent

Harunur Rashid Khan Monno stood for two seats in the 2001 general election: Manikganj-2 and Manikganj-3. After winning both, he chose to represent Manikganj-3 and quit Manikganj-2, triggering a by-election in Manikganj-2. Independent candidate Samsuddin Ahmed was elected in a November 2001 by-election.[11]

Manikganj-2 by-election, November 2001[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Samsuddin Ahmed 52,171 47.2 N/A
Independent Abdur Rouf Khan 37,045 33.5 N/A
BNP Jamilur Rashid Khan 18,566 16.8 -40.9
Independent A. Quader Biswas 2,016 1.8 N/A
Independent Md. Maniruzzaman 665 0.6 N/A
BKSMA (Sadeq) Krishak Md. Sadeq 125 0.1 N/A
Majority 15,126 13.7 -12.5
Turnout 110,588 48.6 -28.1
Independent gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Manikganj-2[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Harunur Rashid Khan Monno 90,160 57.7 +7.6
Awami League Golam Mohiuddin 49,202 31.5 +9.8
IJOF Abdur Rouf Khan 16,203 10.4 N/A
JSD K. M. Obaydul Islam 325 0.2 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) K. M. Majibur Rahman Mojnu 272 0.2 N/A
Ganatantri Party Md. Bellal Hossain 159 0.1 N/A
Majority 40,958 26.2 -2.2
Turnout 156,321 76.7 -3.8
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990s

General Election June 1996: Manikganj-2[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Harunur Rashid Khan Monno 64,085 50.1 +1.1
Awami League A. K. M. Nurul Islam 27,750 21.7 -2.6
Jatiya Party (E) Abdur Rouf Khan 26,807 21.0 +7.0
Zaker Party Md. A. Rahim Khan 7,319 5.7 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Safi Ullah 1,621 1.3 +0.1
CPB A. Mannan 262 0.2 N/A
Jana Dal Md. Afzal Hossaib Chowdhury 71 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Janata Party Md. Golam Mostofa Khan Raton 68 0.1 N/A
Majority 36,335 28.4 +3.7
Turnout 127,983 80.5 +12.9
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Manikganj-2[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Harunur Rashid Khan Monno 59,280 49.0
Awami League Golam Mohiuddin 29,342 24.3
Jatiya Party (E) Rezaur Rahman 16,956 14.0
Oikkya Prakriyya Ali Ahmed Zia Uddin 8,507 7.0
Zaker Party Rafiqul Islam 4,678 3.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Rais Uddin 1,445 1.2
Independent Zahir Uddin Miah 441 0.4
BKA Mohammad Ali Miah 327 0.3
Majority 29,938 24.7
Turnout 120,976 67.6
BNP gain from Jatiya Party (E)

References

  1. "Manikganj-2". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. "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. 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. "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  9. "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  10. "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  11. "Statistical Report: 8th Parliament Election" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. pp. 358, 368. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  12. "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.