Dhaka-8

Dhaka-8 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Rashed Khan Menon of the Workers Party of Bangladesh.

Dhaka-8
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictDhaka District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate264,664 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyWorkers Party of Bangladesh
Member(s)Rashed Khan Menon

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Dhaka South City Corporation wards 8 through 13, and 19 through 21.[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]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 K. M. Shamsul Huda Awami League[6]
1979 Md. Abdul Hai Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mohammad Harun ar Rashid Jatiya Party[8]
1988 Anwar Hossain Jatiya Party[9]
1991 Mir Shawkat Ali Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Feb 1996 Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Haji Mohammad Salim Awami League
2001 Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Major Boundary Changes
2008 Rashed Khan Menon Workers Party of Bangladesh
2014 Workers Party of Bangladesh
2018 Workers Party of Bangladesh

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Rashed Khan Menon 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: Dhaka-8[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Workers Party Rashed Khan Menon 97,841 59.6 +59.5
BNP Habib-un Nobi Khan Sohel 63,860 38.9 -9.3
IAB AKM Arfan Khan 840 0.5 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Syed Mohammed Ibrahim 688 0.4 N/A
BKA Mojibur Rahman Hamidi 294 0.2 +0.4
BSD Md. Rajekujjaman 229 0.2 N/A
BDB Md. Safiqul Islam 195 0.1 N/A
Independent Mrs. Nasrin Anwar 89 0.1 N/A
Gano Front Nur Alam Bikhato 61 0.0 N/A
BJP Kazi Mominul Haq 60 0.0 N/A
Independent Abdul Bari 45 0.0 N/A
JSD (R) Md. Asadujjaman 28 0.0 N/A
Majority 33,981 20.7 +20.1
Turnout 164,230 73.1 +8.6
Workers Party gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Dhaka-8[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu 89,789 48.2 +11.0
Awami League Haji Mohammad Salim 88,697 47.6 -1.8
IJOF Saifuddin Ahmed 5,403 2.9 N/A
BKA Qari Shah Ahmadullah 1,201 0.6 N/A
Independent Firoz Khan 560 0.3 N/A
Workers Party Kamrul Hasan Riday 205 0.1 N/A
JSD Md. Abdul Khaleque 105 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Hannan Chowdhury 91 0.0 N/A
Independent Maububur Rahman Faisal 52 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Jahangir Alam Masud 51 0.0 N/A
Independent Md. Mafizul Islam 27 0.0 N/A
Majority 1,092 0.6 -11.7
Turnout 186,181 64.5 -5.3
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Dhaka-8[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Haji Mohammad Salim 77,642 49.4 +13.5
BNP Abul Hasnat 58,367 37.2 -19.0
JP(E) Saifuddin Ahmed 14,022 8.9 +7.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Sabbir Ahmed 3,486 2.2 -0.2
IOJ Jamal Naser Chowdhury 1,878 1.2 N/A
Zaker Party Zakir Hossain Khan 812 0.5 -0.3
JSD (R) Sheikh Rashid Mahmud 508 0.3 N/A
NAP A. H. Shahab Uddin 352 0.2 N/A
Bangladesh Muslim League (Jamir Ali) Md. Rashidul Islam 39 0.0 N/A
Majority 19,275 12.3 -8.0
Turnout 157,106 69.8 +22.3
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Dhaka-8[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Mir Shawkat Ali 53,651 56.2
Awami League Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin 34,285 35.9
Jamaat-e-Islami Sabbir Ahmed 2,318 2.4
BKA Ahmadullah Ashraf 1,447 1.5
JP(E) Gulzar Hossain 1,398 1.5
Zaker Party Amanullah Azim 786 0.8
Jatiya Tarun Sangha Md. Fazlul Haq 417 0.4
JSD Abul Hasib Khan 384 0.4
Ideal Party Syed Kamal Zaidi 251 0.3
Bangladesh Bekar Samaj Md. Hasan 147 0.2
Bangladesh Manobatabadi Dal B. H. Rana 122 0.1
Independent A. Rashid 112 0.1
Bangladesh Muslim League (Yusuf) Sk. Abdul Malek 78 0.1
JSD (R) Humayun Kabir Hiru 70 0.1
Majority 19,366 20.3
Turnout 95,466 47.5
BNP gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dhaka-8". 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. ^ "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°44′N 90°25′E / 23.73°N 90.41°E / 23.73; 90.41