Comilla-7

Comilla-7 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Ali Ashraf of the Awami League.

Comilla-7
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictComilla District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate254,497 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Ali Ashraf

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Chandina Upazila.[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]

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission reduced the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had also included one union parishad of Barura Upazila:Chitadda.[2][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 A. W. M. Abdul Haque Awami League[7]
1979 Matruza Hossain Mollah Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8]
1986 Mohammad A. Akim Jatiya Party[9]
1988 Mahbubur Rahman [10]
1991 AKM Abu Taher Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Abdul Hakim Awami League
2001 AKM Abu Taher Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2004 by-election Zakaria Taher Sumon Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Ali Ashraf Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Ali Ashraf was re-elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[11]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Comilla-7[2][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Ali Ashraf 79,440 46.9
BNP Khorshed Alam 73,933 43.7
LDP Redwan Ahmed 14,276 8.4
IAB Md. Abul Kalam 762 0.5
BKM Wali Ullah 504 0.3
JSD (R) Md Mohiuddin Mia 191 0.1
Independent Mehnaz Rashid Khondakar 159 0.1
Majority 5,507 3.3
Turnout 169,265 86.0
Awami League gain from BNP

AKM Abu Taher died in September 2004. Zakaria Taher Sumon, his son, was elected in a December by-election.[14][15]

General Election 2001: Comilla-7[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP AKM Abu Taher 89,623 58.6 +21.6
Awami League Abdul Hakim 58,898 38.5 -1.8
IJOF Nurul Islam Milon 3,964 2.6 N/A
Independent Md. Abul Hasem 288 0.2 N/A
Independent Md. Mohsin Kabir Bhuiya 85 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Farhad Hossain 62 0.0 N/A
Majority 30,725 20.1 +16.8
Turnout 152,920 74.4 +1.8
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Comilla-7[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abdul Hakim 44,855 40.3 +3.0
BNP AKM Abu Taher 41,224 37.0 -1.4
JP(E) Nurul Islam Milon 20,751 18.6 -2.8
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Delowar Hossain 2,797 2.5 N/A
BIF M. A. Latif 628 0.6 +0.4
Zaker Party Md. Ali Asgor 411 0.4 +0.3
IOJ Yakub Sharafati 365 0.3 N/A
Independent Arifur Rahman Mojumder 144 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Muslim League (Jamir Ali) Khandarkar Jillur Rahman 124 0.1 N/A
Gano Forum Abu Taher 92 0.1 N/A
Majority 3,631 3.3 +2.2
Turnout 111,391 72.6 +19.8
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Comilla-7[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP AKM Abu Taher 36,068 38.4
Awami League Abdul Hakim 35,059 37.3
JP(E) Md. Nurul Islam 20,053 21.4
Workers Party Nazim Ali 587 0.6
NAP (Muzaffar) Abdul Gaffar 545 0.6
JSD (R) Shahid Ullah 447 0.5
Bangladesh Muslim League (Kader) Kazi Nazmul Sayadat 422 0.4
Independent Kasem Shafi Ullah 412 0.4
BIF Khorshed Alam 208 0.2
Zaker Party Abu Taher 98 0.1
Majority 1,009 1.1
Turnout 93,899 52.8
BNP gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cumilla-7". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 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. ^ "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. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  7. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  8. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  11. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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. ^ "BNP lawmaker Taher passes away". The Daily Star. UNB. 24 September 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Ruling coalition candidate wins Comilla by-poll". The Daily Star. 19 December 2004. Retrieved 2 July 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°29′N 91°01′E / 23.49°N 91.01°E / 23.49; 91.01