Comilla-6

Comilla-6 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by A. K. M. Bahauddin of the Awami League.

Comilla-6
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictComilla District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate415,884 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)A. K. M. Bahauddin

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Comilla City Corporation, Comilla Adarsha Sadar Upazila, and Comilla Cantonment.[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 reduced the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had also included one union parishad of Comilla Sadar Dakshin Upazila: Galiara.[5][6]

Ahead of the 2018 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency by adding Comilla City Corporation and Comilla Cantonment.[2][5][7]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Kazi Akbar Uddin Mohammad Siddique Awami League[8]
1979 Mozammel Haque Bangladesh Nationalist Party[9]
1986 Redwan Ahmed Jatiya Party[10]
1988 Khandaker Abdul Mannan [11]
1991 Redwan Ahmed Independent
February 1996 Khandaker Abdur Rashid National Democratic Alliance
1996 Ali Ashraf Awami League
2001 Redwan Ahmed Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 A. K. M. Bahauddin Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Comilla-6[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League A. K. M. Bahauddin 59,025 60.1 +5.5
Independent Masud Parvej Khan 38,293 39.0 N/A
NAP Mohammad Ali 888 0.9 N/A
Majority 20,732 21.1 +10.8
Turnout 98,206 31.1 -48.8
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Comilla-6[5][14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League A. K. M. Bahauddin 126,136 54.6 +23.8
BNP Mohammad Amin Ur Rashid Yeasin 102,450 44.3 -24.2
BIF Md. Oli Ahmmed 1,219 0.5 N/A
IAB Masud Ahmad 1,038 0.4 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Sahidur Rahman 174 0.1 N/A
Majority 23,686 10.3 -27.4
Turnout 231,017 79.9 +10.9
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Comilla-6[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Redwan Ahmed 87,483 68.5 +30.8
Awami League Ali Ashraf 39,364 30.8 -7.3
IJOF Md. Murad Mia Majumder 342 0.3 N/A
Independent Md. Abdus Sattar 228 0.2 N/A
Independent Abul Hasem Munsi 184 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Gazi Abul Kasem 122 0.1 N/A
Majority 48,119 37.7 +37.3
Turnout 127,723 69.0 -4.1
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Comilla-6[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Ali Ashraf 37,090 38.1 -1.9
BNP Redwan Ahmed 36,724 37.7 +35.1
FP Abdur Rashid Khandakar 20,097 20.6 +7.7
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Ismail Mian 2,157 2.2 N/A
JP(E) Md. Lutfar Reza Khokaon 636 0.7 -0.1
NAP Md. Mohsin Sarkar 271 0.3 N/A
JSD (R) Md. Mobarak Hossain 226 0.2 N/A
Independent Md. Murad Miah Muzumdar 220 0.2 N/A
Majority 366 0.4 -0.3
Turnout 97,421 73.1 +23.1
Awami League gain from Independent
General Election 1991: Comilla-6[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Redwan Ahmed 31,179 40.7
Awami League Ali Ashraf 30,631 40.0
FP Khandaker Abdul Mannan 9,894 12.9
BNP Z. A. Shamsul Haq 1,955 2.6
Zaker Party A. Mannan Zehadi 1,205 1.6
JP(E) Md. Mujibar Rahman Dilrazi 636 0.8
NAP (Muzaffar) Md. A. Zalil Bhuiyan 549 0.7
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Mafizur Rahman Mazu 492 0.6
Majority 548 0.7
Turnout 76,541 50.0
Independent gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cumilla-6". 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. ^ 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. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  8. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). 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. ^ "Comilla-6". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Electoral Area Result Statistics: Comilla-6". AmarMP. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  16. ^ 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°28′N 91°11′E / 23.47°N 91.18°E / 23.47; 91.18