Gazipur-4

Gazipur-4 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2012 by Simeen Hussain Rimi of the Awami League.

Gazipur-4
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictGazipur District
DivisionDhaka Division
Electorate267,394 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Simeen Hussain Rimi

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Kapasia Upazila.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Dhaka constituency when the former Dhaka District was split into six districts: Manikganj, Munshiganj, Dhaka, Gazipur, Narsingdi, and Narayanganj.

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 a fifth seat to Gazipur District and altered the boundaries of Gazipur-4.[5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Mohammad Shahidullah Jatiya Party[6]
1988 Mohammad Obaid Ullah Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
1991 ASM Hannan Shah Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Afsaruddin Ahmad Awami League
2001 Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj Awami League
2012 by-election Simeen Hussain Rimi Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Gazipur-4[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Simeen Hussain Rimi 112,887 92.3 +22.8
JP(E) MM Anowar Hossain 7,833 6.4 N/A
BNF Mohammad Saruyare Kaynat 1,626 1.3 N/A
Majority 105,054 85.9 +45.3
Turnout 122,346 53.3 +10.0
Awami League hold

Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj submitted a letter of resignation from parliament on 23 April 2012. On procedural grounds it was not accepted, but when he again tendered his resignation on 7 July 2012, the seat was declared vacant.[9] Simeen Hussain Rimi, his sister, was elected in a September 2012 by-election.[10]

Gazipur-4 by-election, 2012[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Simeen Hussain Rimi 63,401 69.5 +7.2
Independent Afsaruddin Ahmad 26,349 28.9 N/A
CPB Asadullah Badal 1,428 1.6 N/A
Majority 37,052 40.6 +14.6
Turnout 91,178 43.3 -44.5
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Gazipur-4[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj 110,682 62.3 +11.1
BNP Mohammad Abdul Majid 64,466 36.3 -9.5
IAB Azahar Hossain Khan 1,191 0.7 N/A
Independent Mahmudul Alam Khan 933 0.5 +0.5
Independent Farida Yasmin 208 0.1 N/A
National People's Party Md. Asraf Hossain Sarkar 82 0.0 N/A
Majority 46,216 26.0 +20.5
Turnout 177,562 87.8 +8.3
Awami League hold
General Election 2001: Gazipur-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj 80,675 51.2 +3.2
BNP ASM Hannan Shah 72,082 45.8 +3.6
Independent Fakir Iskander Alam 3,238 2.1 N/A
IJOF Mostafizur Rahman 1,322 0.8 N/A
Independent Md. Abdul Mazid 136 0.1 N/A
Independent Mahmudul Alam Khan 55 0.0 N/A
Majority 8,593 5.5 -0.3
Turnout 157,508 79.5 +0.6
Awami League hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Gazipur-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Afsaruddin Ahmad 56,504 48.0 +6.7
BNP ASM Hannan Shah 49,627 42.2 -2.4
JP(E) Md. Abdul Majid 5,838 5.0 +3.9
Jamaat-e-Islami A. K. M. Abdur Rashid 3,486 3.0 -1.3
IOJ Md. Faiz Uddin 1,178 1.0 N/A
Zaker Party Abdul Kabir 546 0.5 -7.7
CPB Md. Altaf Hossain 175 0.2 0.0
Independent Mahabubur Rahman 133 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Islami Party Md. Nazim Uddin Sheikh 132 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Abdul Qasem 90 0.1 N/A
Independent Shihab Uddin Mahmud 40 0.0 N/A
Majority 6,877 5.8 +2.4
Turnout 117,749 78.9 +19.0
Awami League hold
General Election 1991: Gazipur-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP ASM Hannan Shah 46,766 44.6
Awami League Syeda Zohra Tajuddin 43,255 41.3
Zaker Party Abdul Kabir 8,549 8.2
Jamaat-e-Islami A. Rashid 4,532 4.3
JP(E) Mostafizur Rahman 1,107 1.1
Independent Moazzem Hossain 339 0.3
CPB Md. Shahidullah 216 0.2
Majority 3,511 3.4
Turnout 104,764 59.9
BNP hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gazipur-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 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Gazipur-4". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 10 March 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Sohel Taj tenders resignation in person". The Daily Star. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  10. ^ a b Hasan, Rashidul (1 October 2012). "Rimi Wins". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  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: 24°07′N 90°34′E / 24.11°N 90.57°E / 24.11; 90.57