Comilla-8

Comilla-8 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Nasimul Alam Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Comilla-8
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictComilla District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate296,697 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Nasimul Alam Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Barura Upazila.[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 reduced the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had included Comilla Dakshin Municipality and five union parishads of Comilla Sadar Dakshin Upazila: Bara Para, Bijoypur, Chouara, Purba Jorekaran, and Paschim Jorekaran, but had excluded one union parishad of Barura Upazila: Chitadda.[3][4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Muzaffar Ali Awami League[5]
1979 Abdur Rashid Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal[6]
1986 Ansar Ahmed Jatiya Party[7][8]
1991 Akbar Hossain Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Nasimul Alam Chowdhury Awami League
2014 Nurul Islam Milon Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2018 Nasimul Alam Chowdhury Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Nurul Islam Milon was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[9]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Comilla-8[3][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Nasimul Alam Chowdhury 141,428 52.8 +27.3
BNP Zakaria Taher 121,887 45.5 -3.0
BTF Sayed Rezaul Haque Chandpuri 1,507 0.6 N/A
NAP Md. Abdul Latif 1,372 0.5 N/A
IAB Md. Delowar Hosan Sarkar 1,004 0.4 N/A
BSD Saifur Rahman Tapan 448 0.2 N/A
Majority 19,541 7.3 -15.7
Turnout 267,646 84.4 +24.9
Awami League gain from BNP

Akbar Hossain died in June 2006. To fill the vacant seat, the Election Commission planned a by-election for 7 September. The High Court, however, blocked the by-election on the grounds that it would be wasteful, as the parliament's tenure was due to end in October with the formation of a caretaker government in preparation for the next general election.[12]

General Election 2001: Comilla-8[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Akbar Hossain 65,447 48.5 +4.7
Awami League A. T. M. Shamsul Haque 34,399 25.5 -7.6
Independent AKM Bahauddin Bahar 31,490 23.3 N/A
IJOF Md. Anowar Hossain 1,911 1.4 N/A
BIF Shah Nuruzzaman Al Q 1,043 0.8 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Basad-Khalekuzzaman) Saifur Rahman Tapan 494 0.4 N/A
BKA Md. Jane Alam 185 0.1 N/A
Majority 31,048 23.0 +12.3
Turnout 134,969 59.5 -9.0
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Comilla-8[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Akbar Hossain 51,080 43.8 -12.3
Awami League A. T. M. Shamsul Haque 38,577 33.1 +3.7
JP(E) Ansar Ahmed 20,697 17.7 +16.1
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Aminul Haque 5,481 4.7 -3.9
Zaker Party Md. Wahidul Islam 433 0.4 -0.2
NAP (Bhashani) Abdul Mazid 300 0.3 N/A
Independent Md. Mazedul Islam 151 0.1 N/A
Majority 12,503 10.7 -16.0
Turnout 116,699 68.5 +13.5
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Comilla-8[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Akbar Hossain 54,496 56.1
Awami League AKM Bahauddin Bahar 28,552 29.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Jashim Uddin Sarkar 8,392 8.6
Bangladesh Janata Party Md. Shahidul Haq Selim 2,221 2.3
JP(E) Shree Ramen Datta 1,581 1.6
Zaker Party Md. Wahidul Islam 588 0.6
JSD Shiv Narayan Das 428 0.4
NAP (Muzaffar) Md. Zahirul Islam 295 0.3
Bangladesh Samyabadi Dal (Marxist-Leninist) Abdur Rauf 234 0.2
BAKSAL Md. Abdur Rauf 200 0.2
Independent Ahmed Mirza Khabir 141 0.1
Majority 25,944 26.7
Turnout 97,128 55.0
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Cumilla-8". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  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. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  6. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  12. ^ Adam, Gani (19 August 2006). "By-elections to Dinajpuir-3 and Commilla-8 seats may not be held EC secretary". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 6 March 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°22′N 91°03′E / 23.37°N 91.05°E / 23.37; 91.05