Dhaka-16

Dhaka-16 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Elias Uddin Mollah of the Awami League.

Dhaka-16
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictDhaka District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate374,154 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created2008
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Elias Uddin Mollah

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Dhaka North City Corporation wards 2, 3, 5, and 6.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created when, 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 added 7 new seats to the Dhaka metropolitan area, increasing the number of constituencies in the capital from 8 to 15.[5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Shamsul Haq Awami League
1979 Abul Kashem Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Major Boundary Changes
2008 Elias Uddin Mollah Awami League
2014 Awami League
2018 Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Dhaka-16[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Elias Uddin Mollah 35,855 58.1 -0.9
Independent Sardar Mohammad Mannan 25,133 40.7 N/A
BNF Md. Khalid Hossain 728 1.2 N/A
Majority 10,722 17.4 -3.5
Turnout 61,716 18.0 -56.3
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Dhaka-16[2][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Elias Uddin Mollah 131,816 59.0 N/A
BNP Rafiqul Islam Miah 85,002 38.0 N/A
IAB Abdul Mannan Aziz 3,826 1.7 N/A
BTF Syed Nozibul Boshor Mije Bandari 1,313 0.6 N/A
BDB Md. Mahfuzur Rahman 750 0.3 N/A
United Citizen Movement Qazi Faruque Ahmed 450 0.2 N/A
BSD Mosharraf Hossen Chowdhury 361 0.2 N/A
Majority 46,814 20.9 N/A
Turnout 223,518 74.3 N/A
Awami League win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dhaka-16". 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. ^ "Dhaka-16". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°50′N 90°22′E / 23.83°N 90.36°E / 23.83; 90.36