Chittagong-8

Chittagong-8 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh. The incumbent MP this constituency is Moslem Uddin Ahmad.

Chittagong-8
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictChittagong District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate475,996 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Moslem Uddin Ahmad

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Chittagong City Corporation wards 3 through 7, and all but 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 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-8 covers the area previously covered by Chittagong-7. Previously Chittagong-8 encompassed Chittagong City Corporation wards 15 through 23 and 31 through 35.[5][2][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Awami League[7]
1979 Sultan Ahmed Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8]
1986 Mohammad Ishaq Jatiya Party[9]
1988 Liaquat Ali [10]
Sep 1991 by-election Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Nurul Islam Awami League
2014 Moin Uddin Khan Badal Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal
2018 Moin Uddin Khan Badal Awami League[1]
Jan 2020 by-election Moslem Uddin Ahmad Awami League[11]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Moin Uddin Khan Badal was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[12]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chittagong-8[5][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Nurul Islam 140,411 55.6 +15.2
BNP Shamsul Alam 109,484 43.4 -13.3
IAB Mohammed Rafiqul Alam 685 0.3 N/A
BIF Mohammad Nurul Islam Zehadi 680 0.3 -0.3
BSD Md. Shafi Uddin Kabir 568 0.2 N/A
NDP Tapan Chakrabarti 443 0.2 N/A
National People's Party Anamul Hoque 115 0.0 N/A
Majority 30,927 12.3 -4.1
Turnout 252,386 79.8 +13.7
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Chittagong-8[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury 181,584 56.7 +9.6
Awami League Md. Afsarul Amin 129,198 40.4 -2.6
IJOF Md. Osman Khan 3,983 1.2 N/A
BIF H. M. Mujibul Haq Shukkur 2,026 0.6 0.0
Liberal Party Bangladesh Md. Shahidul Islam Chowdhury 988 0.3 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Azad Dobhash 939 0.3 N/A
Gano Forum Jane Alam 510 0.2 N/A
Independent Abu Taiyab 231 0.1 0.0
Independent Bajal Ahmmad 147 0.0 -0.1
BKA Muhammad Abdur Razzak 145 0.0 N/A
Independent A. B. M. Shahjahan Chowdhury 136 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Mahbubul Alam 85 0.0 N/A
Independent Mofazzal Hossain Bhuiya 53 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Kamal Uddin 52 0.0 N/A
Majority 52,386 16.4 +12.3
Turnout 320,077 66.1 -4.3
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Chittagong-8[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury 116,547 47.1
Awami League Md. Afsarul Amin 106,341 43.0
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abu Taher 19,803 8.0
BIF H. M. Majibul Haque Shukkur 1,593 0.6
IOJ Jashim Uddin Faruki 1,451 0.6
Bangladesh Tafsil Fedaration (Sudir) Jane Alam 688 0.3
Independent Abu Taiyab 367 0.1
Zaker Party Muhammad Azizur Rahman 244 0.1
Independent Bajal Ahmmad 235 0.1
NAP (Bhashani) A. K. M. Golam Kabir 108 0.0
Majority 10,206 4.1
Turnout 247,377 70.4
BNP hold

Khaleda Zia stood for five seats in the 1991 general election: Bogra-7,[16] Dhaka-5,[17] Dhaka-9,[18] Feni-1, and Chittagong-8. After winning all five, she chose to represent Feni-1 and quit the other four, triggering by-elections in them.[19] Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury of the BNP was elected in a September 1991 by-election.[20]

General Election 1991: Chittagong-8[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Khaleda Zia 69,422 52.1
Awami League Ishak Miah 44,154 33.2
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abu Taher 13,466 10.1
JP(E) Liaqat 3,141 2.4
JSD Nuruddin Zahed 1,388 1.0
IOJ Jasim Uddin Faruki 765 0.6
Zaker Party Salim Ullah 251 0.2
Independent Siddqul Islam 215 0.2
JSD (R) Md. Yusuf Ali 139 0.1
NAP (Bhashani) A. K. M. Golam Kabir 137 0.1
Bangladesh Freedom Party Nizamul Amin 70 0.1
Majority 25,268 19.0
Turnout 133,148 56.0
BNP gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "চট্টগ্রাম-৮ আসনের উপনিবার্চনে মোছলেম উদ্দিন বেসরকারিভাবে নির্বাচিত". ittefaq. 2020-01-13. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  12. ^ Zakaria, Mohammad (14 December 2013). "The number now goes up to 151". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 16 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.
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  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. ^ "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.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "List of 5th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  20. ^ Akhter, Muhammad Yeahia (2001). Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh. Ashgate. p. 243. ISBN 0-7546-1628-2.

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