Habiganj-1

Habiganj-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Gazi Mohammad Shahnawaz of the Awami League.

Habiganj-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictHabiganj District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate365,018 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Gazi Mohammad Shahnawaz
Created fromSylhet-8

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Bahubal and Nabiganj upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Sylhet-8 constituency when the former Sylhet District was split into four districts: Sunamganj, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, and Habiganj.[4]

Ahead of the 2008 general election, the Election Commission redrew constituency boundaries to reflect population changes revealed by the 2001 Bangladesh census.[5] The 2008 redistricting altered the boundaries of the constituency.[6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Ismat Ahmed Chowdhury Awami League[7]
1988 Abdul Moshabbir Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal[8]
1991 Khalilur Rahman Chowdhury Jatiya Party (Ershad)
Feb 1996 Sheikh Sujat Mia Bangladesh Nationalist Party[9]
Jun 1996 Dewan Farid Gazi Awami League
2011 by-election Sheikh Sujat Mia Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2014 Abdul Munim Chowdhury Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2018 Gazi Mohammad Shahnawaz Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Abdul Munim Chowdhury was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[10]

Dewan Farid Gazi died in November 2010. Sheikh Sujat Mia of the BNP was elected in a January 2011 by-election, defeating Awami League candidate Mushfiq Hussain Chowdhury and Jatiya Party (Ershad) candidate Abdul Munim Chowdhury.[11]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Habiganj-1[2][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Dewan Farid Gazi 152,080 64.0 +23.9
BNP Sheikh Sujat Mia 79,488 33.5 -2.0
BKM Nezam Uddin 4,106 1.7 N/A
BSD Md. Junayed Miah 1,157 0.5 N/A
Gano Forum Dewan Sayed Mohammad Abdul Ahad Chowdhury 719 0.3 N/A
Majority 72,592 30.6 +26.0
Turnout 237,550 83.3 +12.5
Awami League hold
General Election 2001: Habiganj-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Dewan Farid Gazi 74,693 40.1 +1.8
BNP Sheikh Sujat Mia 66,137 35.5 +15.8
IJOF Khalilur Rahman Chowdhury 43,453 23.3 N/A
Independent Md. Yakub Ali 872 0.5 N/A
JSD Md. Sahid Mia 621 0.3 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Basad-Khalekuzzaman) Junaed Ahmed 470 0.3 N/A
Majority 8,556 4.6 -1.8
Turnout 186,246 70.8 +2.8
Awami League hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Habiganj-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Dewan Farid Gazi 52,940 38.3 -0.8
JP(E) Khalilur Rahman Chowdhury 44,113 31.9 -7.2
BNP Sheik Sujat Mia 27,248 19.7 +7.2
IOJ Nizam Uddin 7,670 5.5 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Golam Rahman Chowdhury 3,393 2.5 N/A
BIF Qari Lutfar Rahman Helal 862 0.6 N/A
JSD (R) Md. Sahid Mia 676 0.5 -1.8
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Faisal Soheb 666 0.5 -0.1
Independent Md. A. Samit 514 0.4 N/A
Gano Forum Md. Abdul Hannan 188 0.1 N/A
Majority 8,827 6.4 +3.6
Turnout 138,270 68.0 +22.6
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Habiganj-1[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Khalilur Rahman Chowdhury 41,957 39.1
Awami League Farid Gazi 38,927 36.3
BNP Faruk Bakht Chowdhury 13,416 12.5
Independent Md. Abdul Aziz Chowdhury 8,975 8.4
JSD (R) Md. Abdul Mosabbir 2,520 2.3
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Khalekuzzaman) Faisal Soheb 649 0.6
Independent Khalilur Rahman 430 0.4
BNIP Rakib Uddin Chowdhury 288 0.3
Independent Md. Abdul Khaleq 154 0.1
Majority 3,030 2.8
Turnout 107,316 45.4
JP(E) gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Habiganj-1". 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. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Sylhet" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8108-7453-4.
  6. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (11 July 2008). "Final list of redrawn JS seats published". The Daily Star.
  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. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2018.
  10. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  11. ^ "BNP bags one of 2 AL seats in JS". The Daily Star. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 28 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 24°34′N 91°31′E / 24.57°N 91.51°E / 24.57; 91.51