Chittagong-4

Chittagong-4 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Didarul Alam of the Awami League.

Chittagong-4
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictChittagong District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate393,228 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Didarul Alam

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Sitakunda Upazila and Chittagong City Corporation wards 9 and 10.[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. Previously Chittagong-4 encompassed Bayazid Thana and Hathazari Upazila.[2][3]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Nurul Alam Chowdhury Awami League[4]
1979 Jamal Uddin Ahmad Bangladesh Nationalist Party[5]
1986 Nurul Alam Chowdhury Awamilgue][6]
1988 Mazharul Haq Shah Chowdhury [7]
1991 Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary Awami League
1996 Rafiqul Anwar Awami League
2008 Anisul Islam Mahmud Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2014 Didarul Alam Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Chittagong-4[8][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Didarul Alam[note 1] 153,391 95.1 N/A
JSD (R) AFM Mafijur Rahman 4,462 2.8 N/A
Workers Party Mohammad Didarul Alam Chowdhury 2,212 1.4 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) AAM Haydar Ali Chowdhury[note 1] 1,250 0.8 N/A
Majority 148,929 92.3 +82.1
Turnout 161,279 46.1 -51.7
Awami League gain from JP(E)

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chittagong-4[3][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Anisul Islam Mahmud 132,168 53.6 N/A
BNP Sayed Wahidul Alam 106,975 43.4 +0.7
BIF Musaheb Uddin Baktiar 5,624 2.3 +1.8
IAB Mohammad Rafique 977 0.4 N/A
Independent Md. Jafar Alam Chowdhury 884 0.4 N/A
Majority 25,193 10.2 -3.0
Turnout 246,628 97.8 +28.0
JP(E) gain from Awami League
General Election 2001: Chittagong-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Rafiqul Anwar 108,011 55.9 +3.3
BNP Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary 82,518 42.7 +2.3
BIF Fazlul Haq Islamabadi 990 0.5 +0.2
IJOF Mazharul Haq Shah Chowdhury 892 0.5 N/A
Independent M. Badiur Rahman 684 0.4 N/A
Majority 25,493 13.2 +1.0
Turnout 193,095 69.8 +57.6
Awami League hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Chittagong-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Rafiqul Anwar 72,546 52.6 +5.5
BNP Jamal Uddin Ahmed 55,703 40.4 -1.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Jahangir Chowdhury 8,529 6.2 N/A
BIF Md. Jasim Uddin 458 0.3 -1.1
JP(E) Jahir Uddin Chowdhury 338 0.3 -1.7
Gano Forum Md. Muzibul Haque 217 0.2 N/A
Zaker Party Abdul Hye 163 0.1 N/A
Majority 16,843 12.2 +6.9
Turnout 137,954 70.0 +26.3
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Chittagong-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Syed Nozibul Bosor 51,679 47.1
BNP Nuruchchhapa 45,894 41.8
Independent Salahuddin 3,940 3.6
JP(E) Kazi Sirajul Islam 2,222 2.0
Bangladesh Janata Party Jahangir Hossain 1,543 1.4
BIF Moin-Uddin 1,539 1.4
Workers Party Suja Uddin 1,534 1.4
IOJ Hafez Nurul Islam 932 0.8
JSD (R) Rashid Ahamed 208 0.2
Independent Saleh Ahmad 151 0.1
JSD (S) Mazharul Haq Shah Chowdhury 74 0.1
Democratic League Mujibul Haq Chowdhury 74 0.1
Majority 5,785 5.3
Turnout 109,790 43.7
Awami League gain from [[|N/A]]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sources vary with regard to the 2014 vote count. They report between 153,391 and 153,815 votes for the winner, and between 1,250 and 6,848 votes for the Jatiya Party (Manju) candidate, but the discrepancies in the figures are not large enough to change the overall outcome.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chattogram-4". 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. ^ a b "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-4". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Electoral Area Result Statistics: Chittagong-4". AmarMP. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Bablu wins Chittagong-9". bdnews24.com. 5 January 2015.
  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 28 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°37′N 91°40′E / 22.61°N 91.66°E / 22.61; 91.66