Faridpur-4

Faridpur-4 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by independent politician Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury.

Faridpur-4
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictFaridpur District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate370,695 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyIndependent
Member(s)Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Bhanga and Charbhadrasan upazilas, and all but one union parishad of Sadarpur Upazila: Krishnapur.[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 Delwar Hossain Awami League[6]
1979 Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar Awami League[7]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mohammad Azharul Haque Jatiya Party[8][9]
1991 Mosharraf Hossain Awami League
February 1996 Chowdhury Akmal Ibne Yusuf Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Mosharraf Hossain Awami League
1999 by-election Saleha Mosharraf Awami League
2002 by-election Chowdhury Akmal Ibne Yusuf Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Nilufer Zafarullah Awami League
2014 Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury Independent

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Faridpur-4[10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury 98,300 57.5 N/A
Awami League Kazi Zafarullah 72,248 42.2 -24.0
Jatiya Party (M) Mohammad Zakir Hossain 559 0.3 N/A
Majority 26,052 15.2 -21.5
Turnout 171,107 53.2 +16.5
Independent gain from Awami League

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Faridpur-4[2][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Nilufer Zafarullah 157,491 66.0 +63.3
Zaker Party Mostafa Amir Faisal 70,085 29.4 N/A
IAB Shamsuddin 6,468 2.7 N/A
BNP Shah Alam Reza 3,937 1.7 -92.9
Majority 87,406 36.7 -55.2
Turnout 237,981 85.9 +31.6
Awami League gain from BNP

Abdur Razzaq stood for two seats in the 2001 general election: Faridpur-4 and Shariatpur-3. After winning both, he chose to represent the latter and quit the former, triggering a by-election. Chowdhury Akmal Ibne Yusuf was elected in a January 2002 by-election.[15]

Faridpur-4 by-election, 2002[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Chowdhury Akmal Ibne Yusuf 85,047 94.6 +91.2
Awami League Saleha Mosharraf 2,390 2.7 -47.1
Independent Monowara Begum 1,643 1.8 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Nurul Abedin 821 0.9 N/A
Majority 82,657 91.9 +88.7
Turnout 89,901 54.3 -13.5
BNP gain from Awami League
General Election 2001: Faridpur-4[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abdur Razzaq 56,231 49.8
Independent Chowdhury Akmal Ibne Yusuf 52,586 46.6
BNP Md. Zahirul Haq 3,868 3.4
Independent A. K. Shajahan Haider 177 0.2
Majority 3,645 3.2
Turnout 112,862 67.8
Awami League hold

Mosharaf Hossain died in August 1999.[17] His widow, Saleha Mosharraf, was elected in an October by-election.[18][19]

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Faridpur-4[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mosharraf Hossain 45,580 48.4 -1.2
BNP Chowdhury Akmal Ibne Yusuf 32,630 34.6 +6.3
JP(E) Azaharul Haque 7,562 8.0 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Quader Molla 4,906 5.2 N/A
Zaker Party A. H. M. Nazmul Huda 2,846 3.0 -18.0
IOJ Md. Nurul Abedin 672 0.7 N/A
Majority 12,950 13.7 -7.6
Turnout 94,196 74.0 +22.8
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Faridpur-4[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mosharraf Hossain 43,313 49.6
BNP Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf 24,730 28.3
Zaker Party Md. Adel Uddin Hawladar 18,348 21.0
Bangladesh Janata Party Md. Abdul Latif Miah 863 1.0
Majority 18,583 21.3
Turnout 87,254 51.2
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Faridpur-4". 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. ^ "Faridpur-4". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 29 March 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Electoral Area Result Statistics: Faridpur-4". AmarMP. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Rebel candidate beats AL presidium member". bdnews24.com. 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  13. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Statistical Report: 8th Parliament Election" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. pp. 358, 368. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 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.
  17. ^ "Death anniversary". The Daily Star. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Former Awami League law maker Saleha Mosharraf passes away". Ittefaq. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Roundup: by-election held peacefully in Bangladesh but lifeless". Xinhua News Agency. 28 October 1999.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°23′N 89°59′E / 23.39°N 89.98°E / 23.39; 89.98