Chittagong-9

Chittagong-9 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2018 by Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Chittagong-9
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictChittagong District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate390,431 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Chittagong City Corporation wards 15 through 23 and 31 through 35.[2][3]

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.[4] The 2008 reapportionment added one seat to Chittagong City and altered the boundaries of the three other seats in the city, including this one.[5][6]

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-9 covers the area previously covered by Chittagong-8. Previously Chittagong-9 encompassed Chittagong City Corporation wards 11 through 14, and 24 through 26, and part of ward 8.[2][3]

In the 2018 general election, the constituency was one of six chosen by lottery to use electronic voting machines.[7]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Kafiluddin Awami League[8]
1979 Arif Moinuddin Bangladesh Nationalist Party[9]
1986 Mohammad Sekander Hossain Miah Jatiya Party[10]
1988 Jatiya Party[11]
1988 by-election Harun Aur Rashid Khan Jatiya Party
1991 Abdullah Al Noman Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 M. A. Manan Awami League
2001 Abdullah Al Noman Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Md. Afsarul Ameen Awami League
2014 Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2018 Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2018
General Election 2018: Chittagong-9[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury 223,614 N/A
BNP Shahadat Hossain 17,642 N/A
IAB Md Sheikh Amjad Hossain 742 N/A
Majority
Turnout 3,90,431
Awami League gain from JP(E)

General Election 2018Edit

General Election 2014: Chittagong-9[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu 79,779 91.9 +89.9
Workers Party Mohammad Abu Hanif 3,599 4.1 N/A
BNF Arif Moinuddin 1,762 2.0 N/A
NAP Ali Ahmad Najir 1,641 1.9 N/A
Majority 76,180 87.8 +84.5
Turnout 86,781 23.9 -68.5
JP(E) gain from Awami League

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Chittagong-9[2][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Md. Afsarul Ameen 137,106 48.6 +3.1
BNP Abdullah Al Noman 127,815 45.3 -8.1
Independent M. Monjur Alam 9,535 3.4 N/A
JP(E) Morshed Murad Ibrahim 5,758 2.0 N/A
IAB Md. Unous Molla 1,954 0.7 N/A
BDB Shahadat Hossain Majumder 203 0.1 N/A
Majority 9.291 3.3 -4.6
Turnout 282,371 92.4 +32.1
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Chittagong-9[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Abdullah Al Noman 131,639 52.8 +10.9
Awami League M. A. Manan 111,935 44.9 -3.9
IJOF Syed Muhibuddin Md. Toufique 2,236 0.9 N/A
BIF M. A. Matin 1,230 0.5 +0.2
Liberal Party Bangladesh Md. Ataullah Khan 930 0.4 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Basad-Khalekuzzaman) Kazi Shahjahan 609 0.2 N/A
BKA Md. Rashidul Haq 185 0.1 -0.1
Bangladesh Progressive Party Alamgir Chowdhury 183 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Aslam 180 0.1 N/A
Independent Nurul Islam 91 0.0 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Yakub Hossain 67 0.0 N/A
Independent Kazi Md. Yusuf 54 0.0 N/A
Independent M. A. Salam 37 0.0 N/A
Majority 19,704 7.9 +1.0
Turnout 249,376 60.3 -6.5
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Chittagong-9[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League M. A. Manan 99,240 48.8 +5.0
BNP Abdullah Al Noman 85,171 41.9 -3.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Afsar Uddin Chowdhury 10,724 5.3 -2.3
JP(E) Md. Zahangir Alam 4,454 2.2 +0.9
Gano Forum Kafil Uddin 2,097 1.0 N/A
BIF Md. Abdus Shabur 606 0.3 +0.1
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Kazi Shahjahan 453 0.2 N/A
NAP (Bhashani) A. M. Abdul Goffar Khan 150 0.1 +0.1
Zaker Party M. A. Haider Chowdhury 138 0.1 0.0
BKA Mohammad Abdul Rajjak 114 0.1 +0.1
JSD Md. Hasan Bachchu 88 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Oli Ahmed 70 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Azam Khan 67 0.0 N/A
Majority 14,069 6.9 +5.5
Turnout 203,372 66.8 +17.4
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Chittagong-9[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Abdullah Al Noman 49,818 45.2
Awami League A. B. M. Mohiuddin Chowdhury 48,245 43.8
Jamaat-e-Islami Afsar Uddin Chowdhury 8,392 7.6
JP(E) Dastagir Chowdhury 1,459 1.3
BAKSAL Md. Sirajul Haq 850 0.8
BIF Nurul Absar Chowdhury 167 0.2
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) M. A. Ansari 152 0.1
Independent Md. Abdussalam 148 0.1
FP S. K. Khoda 99 0.1
Independent Shukhomoy Chatterjee 88 0.1
BKA Md. Abdur Rahim Islamabadi 84 0.1
Zaker Party M. A. Haider Chowdhury 61 0.1
Independent Afaz Ullah Khan 56 0.1
Independent Abdul Hai 50 0.0
JSD (R) Monsur Ahmad Shofi 35 0.0
NAP (Bhashani) Syed Mostofa Jamal 35 0.0
Ganatantri Party Abdul Halim 32 0.0
Majority 1,573 1.4
Turnout 110,140 49.4
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Chattogram-9". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8108-7453-4.
  5. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (11 July 2008). "Final list of redrawn JS seats published". The Daily Star.
  6. ^ Al Mahmud, Abdullah (19 December 2008). "AL, BNP to lock horns in 11 out of 16 Ctg seats". The Daily Star.
  7. ^ "Bangladesh uses EVMs for first time in general election". The Times of India. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  8. ^ Bangladesh Election Commission. "Parliament Election 1973: Constituency wise Result of Chittagong-9". Archived from the original on 20 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  9. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  11. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Chittagong-9". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 29 March 2018. Retrieved 8 February 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.
  15. ^ 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°25′N 91°49′E / 22.41°N 91.82°E / 22.41; 91.82