Brahmanbaria-6

Brahmanbaria-6 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by AB Tajul Islam of the Awami League.

Brahmanbaria-6
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictBrahmanbaria District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate217,470 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)AB Tajul Islam

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Bancharampur Upazila.[2]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Comilla constituency when the former Comilla District was split into three districts: Brahmanbaria, Comilla, and Chandpur.

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 reduced the boundaries of the constituency by removing two union parishads of Nabinagar Upazila: Barikandi and Salimganj.[5][2][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Sahidur Rahman Jatiya Party[7]
1988 A. T. M. Wali Ashraf Independent
1991 A. T. M. Wali Ashraf Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8]
1994 by-election Shahjahan Hawlader Sujan Bangladesh Nationalist Party[9]
1996 AB Tajul Islam Awami League
2001 Abdul Khaleque Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 AB Tajul Islam Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

AB Tajul Islam was re-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: Brahmanbaria-6[5][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League AB Tajul Islam 94,016 61.0 +21.3
BNP Abdul Khaleque 58,794 38.2 -1.5
JSD (R) K. M. Zabir 764 0.5 N/A
Gano Forum Golam Mostofa Kamal 239 0.2 N/A
LDP Dawan Ferdousur Rahman 221 0.1 N/A
Majority 35,222 22.9 +2.8
Turnout 154,034 86.5 +15.2
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Brahmanbaria-6[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Abdul Khaleque 75,716 59.8 +20.4
Awami League AB Tajul Islam 50,306 39.7 -9.0
IJOF Md. Shafiur Rahman 322 0.3 N/A
Independent Md. Jalal Uddin Ahammad 226 0.2 N/A
Majority 25,410 20.1 +10.8
Turnout 126,570 71.3 -4.8
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Brahmanbaria-6[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League AB Tajul Islam 48,872 48.7 +17.9
BNP Rowson Alam 39,531 39.4 +4.0
JP(E) Nur Mohammad 7,637 7.6 -13.2
Independent K. M. Zabir 2,007 2.0 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Dewan Md. Nokibul Huda 1,166 1.2 N/A
IOJ Md. Monirul Haque 657 0.7 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Al-Amin 428 0.4 N/A
Majority 9,341 9.3 +4.7
Turnout 100,298 76.1 +20.3
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Brahmanbaria-6[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP A. T. M. Wali Ashraf 35,172 35.4
Awami League AB Tajul Islam 30,613 30.8
JP(E) Shahidur Rahman 20,624 20.8
Independent Md. Habibar Rahman 7,980 8.0
Independent A. W. M. Abdul Haq 3,899 3.9
JSD (R) K. M. Zabir 386 0.4
Jatiya Janata Party (Asad) A. Rahman Ferdous 308 0.3
Independent Md. Ibrahim 276 0.3
Majority 4,559 4.6
Turnout 99,258 55.8
BNP hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brahmanbaria-6". 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. ^ 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. 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 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়া-৬ আসনে শক্ত অবস্থানে ক্যাপ্টেন তাজুল ইসলাম!". Bangladesh Today. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  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: 23°46′N 90°48′E / 23.77°N 90.80°E / 23.77; 90.80