Comilla-1

Comilla-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan of the Awami League.

Comilla-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictComilla District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate347,071 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Daudkandi and Megna upazilas.[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 redistricting altered the boundaries of the constituency.[5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Mohammad Sayedul Haque Awami League[6]
1979 Chhattar Bhuiyan Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
1986 Mohammad Mobarak Ali Jatiya Party[8][9]
1991 M. K. Anwar Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Comilla-1[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan[note 1] 90,077 81.0 +27.8
Independent Naim Hasan 18,572 16.7 N/A
JP(E) Abu Jayed Al Mahmud[note 1] 2,026 1.8 N/A
Independent Md. Zaman Sarkar[note 1] 302 0.3 N/A
Independent Basudeb Saha[note 1] 268 0.2 N/A
Majority 71,505 64.3 +55.7
Turnout 111,245 36.3 -46.8
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Comilla-1[2][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan 114,818 53.2 +21.6
BNP Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain 96,378 44.7 -22.7
IAB Md. Al Amin 1,977 0.9 N/A
Independent Md. Abdus Sattar 1,920 0.9 N/A
Zaker Party Md. Hazrat Ali Khan 309 0.1 N/A
BKA Sultan Mohiuddin 244 0.1 N/A
Majority 18,440 8.6 -27.2
Turnout 215,646 83.1 +20.4
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Comilla-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP M. K. Anwar 73,936 67.4 -1.0
Awami League Jahangir Alam Sarkar 34,645 31.6 +2.4
IJOF Shamsuddin Ahamed 592 0.5 N/A
Independent Mojammel Haq 384 0.4 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Mohammad Golam Mustafa 100 0.1 N/A
Majority 39,291 35.8 -3.4
Turnout 109,657 62.7 +0.6
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Comilla-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP M. K. Anwar 69,356 68.4 -3.6
Awami League Jahangir Alam Sarkar 29,594 29.2 +7.2
JP(E) Mahabubul Haque Dulon 843 0.8 N/A
IOJ A. Samad 697 0.7 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. A. Aziz Molla 544 0.5 N/A
Zaker Party A. T. M. Obaidul Haque 317 0.3 N/A
Majority 39,762 39.2 -10.8
Turnout 101,351 62.1 +14.3
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Comilla-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP M. K. Anwar 69,941 72.0
Awami League Mortuza Hossain Mollah 21,380 22.0
Independent Chowdhury ABM Kawsar Ahmed 2,338 2.4
Independent Md. Monir Ahmed 1,535 1.6
Bangladesh Janata Party AKM Zamshed Alam 1,118 1.2
NAP (Muzaffar) Shafiq Ahang Khan 376 0.4
JSD (R) AKM Fazlul Haq 323 0.3
Jatiya Janata Party and Gonotantrik Oikkya Jot Sarkar Nasiruddin Ahmed 147 0.2
Majority 48,561 50.0
Turnout 97,158 47.8
BNP gain from JP(E)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Sources vary. One reports a lower 2014 turnout of 109,117 with a somewhat higher vote count for Bhuiyan, and lower vote counts for the candidates finishing in third through fifth place, but the discrepancies in the figures are not large enough to change the overall outcome.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cumilla-1". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ "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. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  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. ^ "Comilla-1". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Electoral Area Result Statistics: Comilla-1". AmarMP. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  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: 23°32′N 90°43′E / 23.53°N 90.72°E / 23.53; 90.72