Chittagong-14

Chittagong-14 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Nazrul Islam Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Chittagong-14
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictChittagong District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate249,043 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Nazrul Islam Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Chandanaish Upazila and six union parishads of Satkania Upazila: Bazalia, Dharmapur, Kaliais, Keochia, Khagaria, Puranagar.[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 Chittagong-16 (Sandwip) to Chittagong-3, bumping up by one the suffix of the former constituency of that name and higher numbered constituencies in the district. Thus Chittagong-14 covers the area previously covered by Chittagong-13. Previously Chittagong-14 encompassed Lohagara and all but seven union parishads of Satkania: Bazalia, Dharmapur, Kaliais, Keochia, Khagaria, Puranagar, and Sadaha.[5][2][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 M. Siddique Awami League[7]
1979 Mostaq Ahmed Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8]
1986 Ibrahim Bin Khalil Awami League[9][10]
1991 Shajahan Chowdhury Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
1996 Oli Ahmad Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2001 Shajahan Chowdhury Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
2008 Shamsul Islam Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
2014 Nazrul Islam Chowdhury Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Nazrul Islam Chowdhury was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election. Nazrul Islam Chowdhury defeated Colonel Oli Ahmed with a margin of 1,68,000 votes in the 2018 general election[11]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chittagong-14[5][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Shamsul Islam 120,339 51.1 +3.2
LDP Oli Ahmad 63,412 26.9 N/A
Awami League AKM Sirajul Islam Chowdury 49,472 21.0 -1.2
Independent Jafar Ahmad Chowdhury 924 0.4 N/A
Gano Forum Abdul Chowdhury 893 0.4 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Anamul Haque Chowdhury 393 0.2 N/A
Majority 56,927 24.2 +5.4
Turnout 235,433 86.9 +12.3
Jamaat-e-Islami hold
General Election 2001: Chittagong-14[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Shajahan Chowdhury 105,773 47.9 +21.1
BNP Oli Ahmad 64,184 29.1 -19.1
Awami League Jafar Ahmad Chowdhury 48,932 22.2 -0.3
IJOF Ibrahim Bin Khalil 1,206 0.6 N/A
CPB Apurba Charan Das 458 0.2 N/A
Bangladesh Progressive Party Syed Mostafa Jamal 338 0.2 N/A
Majority 41,589 18.8 -2.8
Turnout 220,891 74.6 +4.1
Jamaat-e-Islami gain from BNP

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Chittagong-14[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Oli Ahmad 75,855 48.2 +25.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Shajahan Chowdhury 41,860 26.6 -3.3
Awami League Md. Moinuddin Hasan Chowdhury 35,432 22.5 -7.4
IOJ Abdul Halim Bokhari 2,056 1.3 N/A
JP(E) Ibrahim Bin Khalil 1,208 0.8 N/A
NAP (Bhashani) Khondaker Fokhre Alam 761 0.5 N/A
Zaker Party Mohammad Shahedul Alam Chowdhury 183 0.1 N/A
Majority 33,995 21.6 +5.3
Turnout 157,355 70.5 21.0
BNP gain from Jamaat-e-Islami
General Election 1991: Chittagong-14[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Shajahan Chowdhury 62,897 46.2
Awami League Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu 40,659 29.9
BNP Mostafizur Rahman Chowdhury 31,145 22.9
BAKSAL Mahfuzur Rahman Chowdhury 1,449 1.1
Majority 22,238 16.3
Turnout 136,150 49.5
Jamaat-e-Islami gain from Awami League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chattogram-14". 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. ^ 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. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  7. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  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. ^ Zakaria, Mohammad (14 December 2013). "The number now goes up to 151". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 16 March 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 28 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°13′N 92°01′E / 22.21°N 92.01°E / 22.21; 92.01