Chittagong-12

Chittagong-12 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Shamsul Haque Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Chittagong-12
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictChittagong District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate285,966 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Shamsul Haque Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses all but five union parishads of Patiya Upazila: Bara Uthan, Char Lakshya, Char Patharghata, Juldha, and Sikalbaha.[2]

HistoryEdit

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

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission renumbered the seat for Sandwip Upazila from Chittagong-16 to Chittagong-3, bumping up by one the suffix of the former constituency of that name and the higher numbered constituencies in the district. Thus Chittagong-12 covers the area previously covered by Chittagong-11. Previously Chittagong-12 encompassed Anowara Upazila and five union parishads of Patiya Upazila: Bara Uthan, Char Lakshya, Char Patharghata, Juldha, and Sikalbaha.[2][3]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Mohammad Idris Awami League[4]
1979 Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[5]
1986 Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu Jatiya Party[6]
1988 Mokhtar Ahmad [7]
1991 Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu Awami League
1996 Sarwar Jamal Nizam Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu Awami League
2013 by-election Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Javed Awami League
2014 Shamsul Haque Chowdhury Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Chittagong-12[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Shamsul Haque Chowdhury 128,214 92.6 +37.9
JP(E) Sirajul Islam Chowdhury 10,197 7.4 N/A
Majority 118,017 85.3 +73.4
Turnout 138,411 55.4 -32.6
Awami League hold

Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu died in November 2012.[10] Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Javed of the Awami League was elected in a January 2013 by-election.[11]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chittagong-12[12][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu 110,951 54.7 +9.3
BNP Sarwar Jamal Nizam 86,751 42.7 -8.2
BIF M. A. Matin 4,307 2.1 0.0
Gano Forum Uzzal Bhumik 517 0.3 N/A
BKA Rashidul Haq 428 0.2 N/A
Majority 24,200 11.9 +6.4
Turnout 202,954 88.0 +17.5
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Chittagong-12[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Sarwar Jamal Nizam 76,473 50.9 +3.6
Awami League Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu 68,187 45.4 +7.9
BIF Abdu Noor Chowdhury 3,081 2.1 -0.7
IJOF Abdus Sattar Rani 1,680 1.1 N/A
Independent Syed Jamal Ahmmad 229 0.2 N/A
Independent Abdul Hye 150 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Abul Kalam Bakul 133 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Progressive Party Ali Ahmad Talukder 128 0.1 N/A
JSD Md. Abu Taher Bangali 96 0.1 N/A
Majority 8,286 5.5 -4.3
Turnout 150,157 70.5 +0.1
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Chittagong-12[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Sarwar Jamal Nizam 52,792 47.3 +10.2
Awami League Ataur Rahman Khan Kaisa 41,901 37.5 -10.0
JP(E) Ukil Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury 8,926 8.0 +0.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Sumsuddin Ahmed Mirza 4,212 3.8 +1.0
BIF Md. Momtaz Uddin Chowdhury 3,084 2.8 +0.3
NAP (Bhashani) Nurul Haque 281 0.3 +0.1
BKA Rashidul Haq 212 0.2 N/A
Zaker Party Chitto Sen Barua 212 0.2 -0.1
Majority 10,891 9.8 -0.6
Turnout 111,620 70.4 +22.7
BNP gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Chittagong-12[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Akhteruzzaman Chowdhury Babu 42,973 47.5
BNP Md. Labir 33,563 37.1
JP(E) Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury 6,861 7.6
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Hasan 2,562 2.8
BIF Md. Momtaz Uddin Chowdhury 2,249 2.5
Bangladesh Janata Party Aminur Rahman 984 1.1
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Akhter Kabir 399 0.4
Zaker Party Amir Ahmed Khan 249 0.3
NAP (Bhashani) Nurul Haq 199 0.2
Independent A. Haq 171 0.2
JSD (R) Mokhter Ahmad 146 0.2
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Ali Ahmad Talukder 95 0.1
Majority 9,410 10.4
Turnout 90,451 47.7
Awami League gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chattogram-12". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
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  5. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
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  8. ^ "Chittagong-12". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Electoral Area Result Statistics: Chittagong-12". AmarMP. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Akhtaruzzaman Babu MP dies". bdnews24.com. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  11. ^ "AL's Javed wins Ctg-12 by-election". The Daily Star. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Parisankhyana pratibedana 9ma jatiya sangsad nirbacana" পরিসংখ্যান প্রতিবেদন ৯ম জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন [Statistics Report 9th Parliament Election] (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). p. 322.
  13. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  15. ^ 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: 22°18′N 91°58′E / 22.30°N 91.97°E / 22.30; 91.97