Chittagong-7

Chittagong-7 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Muhammad Hasan Mahmud of the Awami League.

Chittagong-7
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictChittagong District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate269,332 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Muhammad Hasan Mahmud

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Rangunia Upazila and one union parishad of Boalkhali Upazila: Sreepur Kharandwip.[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. Prior to that, Chittagong-7 had encompassed all but one union parishad (Sreepur Kharandwip) of Boalkhali Upazila, and Chittagong City Corporation wards 3 through 7.[2][5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 M. A. Manan Awami League[6]
1979 Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury Bangladesh Muslim League[7]
1986 Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury Jatiya Party[8]
1988 Nazrul Islam Jatiya Party[9]
1991 Md. Yusuf Communist Party of Bangladesh
Feb 1996 Nurul Alam Independent
Jun 1996 Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Moin Uddin Khan Badal Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal
2014 Muhammad Hasan Mahmud Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Muhammad Hasan Mahmud was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[10]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chittagong-7[11][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JSD Moin Uddin Khan Badal 150,648 51.7 N/A
BNP Ershad Ullah 133,466 45.8 -3.2
Independent Mahabubul Alam 3,789 1.3 N/A
BIF Abul Mansur 2,491 0.9 N/A
IAB Md. Abdur Rahim Molla 655 0.2 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) AAM Haider Ali Chowdhury 115 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Nurul Islam 103 0.0 N/A
Majority 17,182 5.9 -1.5
Turnout 291,267 77.4 +4.8
JSD gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Chittagong-7[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury 65,116 49.0 +7.3
Awami League Mohammad Sadek Chowdhury 55,267 41.6 +4.7
Independent Md. Nurul Alam Talung 11,830 8.9 -6.0
CPB Pramod Baran Barua 403 0.3 N/A
Independent Kazi Md. Yusuf 201 0.2 N/A
Majority 9,849 7.4 +2.6
Turnout 132,817 72.6 +3.2
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Chittagong-7[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury 39,296 41.7 +17.3
Awami League Mohammad Sadek Chowdhury 34,754 36.9 N/A
Independent Md. Nurul Alam 14,086 14.9 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Amiruzzaman 3,709 3.9 N/A
BIF Qazi Mohammad Musa Naymi 1,421 1.5 -0.1
JP(E) Md. Nazrul Islam 893 0.9 N/A
Zaker Party M. A. Haider Chowdhury 112 0.1 0.0
Majority 4,542 4.8 -3.3
Turnout 94,271 69.4 +15.4
Awami League gain from CPB
General Election 1991: Chittagong-7[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPB Md. Yusuf 34,615 40.3
NDP Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury 27,640 32.2
BNP Md. Nurul Alam 20,991 24.4
BIF Fazlul Kabir Chowdhury 1,385 1.6
Independent Babu Sontos Bhuson Das 615 0.7
Independent Sadekun Nur C 386 0.4
Zaker Party M. A. Haider Chowdhury 106 0.1
NAP (Bhashani) A. Kader Chowdhury 99 0.1
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Alamgir Chowdhury 86 0.1
Majority 6,975 8.1
Turnout 85,923 54.0
CPB gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chattogram-7". 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. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ Zakaria, Mohammad (14 December 2013). "The number now goes up to 151". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  11. ^ পরিসংখ্যান প্রতিবেদন ৯ম জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন [Statistics Report 9th Parliament Election] (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). pp. 300, 322.
  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 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°28′N 92°03′E / 22.47°N 92.05°E / 22.47; 92.05