Chittagong-15

Chittagong-15 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Abu Reza Muhammad Nezamuddin of the Awami League.

Chittagong-15
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictChittagong District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate388,137 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Abu Reza Muhammad Nezamuddin

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Lohagara Upazila and all but six union parishads of Satkania Upazila: Bazlia, Dharmapur, Kalais, Keochia, Khagaria, and Puranagar.[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-15 covers the area previously covered by Chittagong-14. Previously Chittagong-15 encompassed Banshkhali Upazila.[2][3]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Shah-e-Jahan Chowdhury Awami League[4]
1979 Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[5]
1986 Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury Jatiya Party[6][7]
1991 Sultanul Kabir Chowdhury Awami League
1996 Jafrul Islam Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2014 Abu Reza Muhammad Nezamuddin Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Chittagong-15[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abu Reza Mohammad Nejamuddin 101,866 95.8 +48.3
BNF Joynal Abedin Quaderi 4,448 4.2 N/A
Majority 97,418 91.6 +87.4
Turnout 106,314 31.6 -54.1
Awami League gain from BNP

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chittagong-15[10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Jafrul Islam Chowdhury 99,896 51.7 -10.8
Awami League Sultanul Kabir Chowdhary 91,870 47.5 +12.6
BIF Mohammed Azizur Rahman Aziz 1,133 0.6 N/A
Gano Forum Ranjit Kumar Sikdar 415 0.2 N/A
Majority 8,026 4.2 -23.4
Turnout 193,314 85.7 +13.0
BNP hold
General Election 2001: Chittagong-15[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Jafrul Islam Chowdhury 100,856 62.5 +24.5
Awami League Sultanul Kabir Chowdhury 56,314 34.9 +6.4
IJOF Aminur Rashid Chowdhury 3,516 2.2 N/A
Liberal Party Bangladesh Mohiuddin Hiru 357 0.2 N/A
Independent Saifuddin Ahmed 213 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Progressive Party Syed Mujibar Rahman Quayes 66 0.0 N/A
Majority 44,542 27.6 +18.1
Turnout 161,322 72.7 +5.0
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Chittagong-15[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Jafrul Islam Chowdhury 45,392 38.0 +27.9
Awami League Sultanul Kabir Chowdhury 34,076 28.5 -3.7
JP(E) Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury 18,624 15.6 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Muminul Haque Chowdhury 18,070 15.1 N/A
IOJ Izharul Islam Chowdhury 2,048 1.7 N/A
BIF Abdur Rahman 848 0.7 N/A
Zaker Party Nurul Haque 517 0.4 N/A
Majority 11,316 9.5 +8.8
Turnout 119,575 67.7 +19.3
BNP gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Chittagong-15[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Sultanul Kabir Chowdhury 29,704 32.2
Independent Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury 29,078 31.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Mominul Haq 21,271 23.0
BNP Abu Saleh Chowdhury 9,308 10.1
Bangladesh Janata Party Kamal Uddin 1,295 1.4
JSD (R) Mokhter Ahmed 1,072 1.2
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Mujubur Rahman 303 0.3
BAKSAL Kh. Md. Somi Uddin 288 0.3
Majority 626 0.7
Turnout 92,319 48.4
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chattogram-15". 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. ^ "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  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. ^ "Chittagong-15". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Electoral Area Result Statistics: Chittagong-15". AmarMP. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  10. ^ "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.
  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: 22°01′N 92°06′E / 22.02°N 92.10°E / 22.02; 92.10