Comilla-10

Comilla-10 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Mustafa Kamal of the Awami League.

Comilla-10
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictComilla District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate516,571 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Mustafa Kamal

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Comilla Sadar Dakshin, Lalmai, and Nangalkot upazilas.[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 expanded the boundaries of the constituency to include all of Comilla Sadar Dakshin Upazila. Previously it had excluded Comilla Dakshin Municipality and the upazila's six northernmost union parishads: Bara Para, Bijoypur, Chouara, Galiara, Purba Jorekaran, and Paschim Jorekaran.[3][4]

Ahead of the 2018 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency by adding Lalmai Upazila, which had been created in 2017 from union parishads of Comilla Sadar Upazila and Laksam Upazila.[2][5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Wali Ahmed Awami League[6]
1979 Redwan Ahmed Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
1986 Rafiqul Hossain Jatiya Party[8]
1988 Saiful Islam [9]
1991 ATM Alamgir Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Md. Tajul Islam Awami League
2001 Anwarul Azim Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Mustafa Kamal Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Mustafa Kamal was re-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: Comilla-10[3][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mustafa Kamal 138,089 59.7 +21.7
BNP Mobasher Alam Bhuiyan 89,821 38.8 -19.3
IAB Md. Gajiul Haque Mazumder 1,298 0.6 N/A
National People's Party M. Ahidur Rahman 999 0.4 N/A
BNP Abdul Gafur Bhuiyan 629 0.3 N/A
LDP Jmirul Akhter 517 0.2 N/A
Majority 48,268 20.9 +0.8
Turnout 231,353 81.5 +11.4
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Comilla-10[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Anwarul Azim 107,769 58.1 +23.5
Awami League Md. Tajul Islam 70,434 38.0 +1.3
IJOF Golam Mostafa Kamal 6,518 3.5 N/A
JSD Monirul Anwar 388 0.2 N/A
Independent ATM Alamgir 256 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Mahbub) Yasin Mia 148 0.1 N/A
Majority 37,335 20.1 +18.0
Turnout 185,513 70.1 -2.1
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Comilla-10[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Md. Tajul Islam 49,298 36.7 +3.6
BNP ATM Alamgir 46,479 34.6 -1.4
Independent Moksed Ali 23,605 17.6 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Rezaul Karim 13,285 9.9 N/A
Independent Golam Mostafa Kamal 708 0.5 N/A
Zaker Party Ruhul Amin 482 0.4 N/A
NAP (Bhashani) Mohammad Lokman Hossain 470 0.3 N/A
JSD (R) Monirul Anwar 168 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,819 2.1 -0.8
Turnout 134,495 72.2 +30.2
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Comilla-10[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP ATM Alamgir 36,658 36.0
Awami League Khorshed Alam Suruz 33,709 33.1
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abdur Rab Patwari 16,151 15.9
JP(E) Habibur Rahman Mazumdar 12,883 12.7
Zaker Party Moktar Ahmed 793 0.8
IOJ A K M Ruhul Amin Chowdhury 591 0.6
Workers Party Shuvas Bhoumik 584 0.6
NAP (Muzaffar) Jinnat Ali 469 0.5
Majority 2,949 2.9
Turnout 101,838 42.0
BNP gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cumilla-10". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "EC 'gerrymanders' 25 constituencies for pressure of ministers, MPs". Prothom Alo. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  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. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  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. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°10′N 91°12′E / 23.16°N 91.20°E / 23.16; 91.20