Chittagong-13

Chittagong-13 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Saifuzzaman Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Chittagong-13
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictChittagong District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate310,466 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Saifuzzaman Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Karnaphuli Thana, Anwara Upazila, and 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 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 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-13 covers the area previously covered by Chittagong-12. Previously Chittagong-13 encompassed Chandanaish Upazila and seven union parishads of Satkania Upazila: Bazalia, Dharmapur, Kaliais, Keochia, Khagaria, Puranagar, and Sadaha.[5][2]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 B. M. Faizur Rahman Awami League[6]
1979 Mahbub Kabir Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
1980 by-election Oli Ahmad Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8]
1986 Afsar Uddin Ahmed National Awami Party[9][10]
Feb 1991 Oli Ahmad Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Sep 1996 by-election Mamtaz Begum Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2001 Oli Ahmad Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Oli Ahmad LDP
2014 Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Chittagong-13[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Saifuzzaman Chowdhury 178,985 96.0 +61.6
JP(E) Tapan Chakrabarti 5,418 2.9 +2.6
BNF Narayan Rakkhit 1,954 1.0 N/A
Majority 173,567 93.1 +81.7
Turnout 186,357 68.3 -19.8
Awami League gain from LDP

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chittagong-13[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Oli Ahmad 82,036 45.8 N/A
Awami League Afsar Uddin Ahmed 61,646 34.4 -9.9
BNP Mizanul Haque Chowdhury 33,335 18.6 -35.2
BIF Shah Kholilur Rhaman 1,284 0.7 -0.5
JP(E) Mridul Guha 478 0.3 N/A
National People's Party Md. Aktaruzzaman 167 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Md. Gulam Ishak Khan 83 0.0 N/A
Majority 20,390 11.4 +1.9
Turnout 179,029 88.1 +13.6
LDP gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Chittagong-13[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Oli Ahmad 70,016 53.8
Awami League Abser Uddin Ahmad 57,700 44.3
BIF Ahmad Hossain Al Kaderi 1,614 1.2
IJOF Mridul Guha 380 0.3
Independent Abul Kashem 293 0.2
Independent Abdul Nabi 155 0.1
JSD Syed Manjur Rahman Jubair 69 0.1
Majority 12,316 9.5
Turnout 130,227 74.5
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Oli Ahmad stood for two seats in the June 1996 general election: Chittagong-13 and Chittagong-14. After winning both, he chose to represent Chittagong-14 and quit Chittagong-13, triggering a by-election in Chittagong-13.[15][16] Mamtaz Begum of the BNP was elected in a September 1996 by-election.[17]

General Election June 1996: Chittagong-13[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Oli Ahmad 62,323 61.8 +2.3
Awami League Nazrul Islam Chowdhury 30,728 30.5 -0.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Shamsul Islam 6,433 6.4 -0.6
JP(E) Mridul Guha 651 0.6 -0.1
CPB Abdul Nabi 401 0.4 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Siddiqul Islam 112 0.1 -0.1
FP Md. Ali Jobaier 85 0.1 -0.1
NAP Syed Mostafa Kamal 61 0.1 N/A
Majority 31,595 31.3 +2.8
Turnout 100,794 77.7 +21.0
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Chittagong-13[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Oli Ahmad 52,072 59.5
Awami League Zafar Ahmed Chowdhury 27,092 30.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Shamsul Islam 6,108 7.0
BIF Md. Rezaul Karim 1,129 1.3
JP(E) Nurul Absar 612 0.7
FP Abu Syed 206 0.2
JSD (R) A. K. M. Shamsuddin 186 0.2
Zaker Party Nurul Islam 158 0.2
Majority 24,980 28.5
Turnout 87,563 56.7
BNP gain from NAP

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chattogram-13". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  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. ^ "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Life Sketch". Dr. Oli Ahmad. Archived from the original on 7 June 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  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. ^ "Chittagong-13". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Electoral Area Result Statistics: Chittagong-13". AmarMP. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  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 d "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 28 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 28 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  17. ^ "List of 7th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 6 March 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°13′N 91°54′E / 22.22°N 91.90°E / 22.22; 91.90