Khulna-4

Khulna-4 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2018 by Abdus Salam Murshedy of the Awami League.

Khulna-4
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictKhulna District
DivisionKhulna Division
Electorate310,476 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Abdus Salam Murshedy

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Rupsa and Terokhada upazilas, and all but two union parishads of Dighalia Upazila:[2] Ayongghata and Jugipole.

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the first general elections in newly independent Bangladesh, held in 1973.

Ahead of the 2018 general election, the Election Commission reduced the boundaries of the constituency by removing two union parishads of Dighalia Upazila: Ayongghata and Jogipole.[3][2][4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Sheikh Abdul Aziz Awami League[5]
1979 Abdul Latif Khan Awami League[6]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Sheikh Shahidur Rahman Workers Party of Bangladesh[7]
1988 Moktar Hossain [8]
1991 Mostafa Rashidi Suja Awami League
February 1996 M. Nurul Islam Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Mostafa Rashidi Suja Awami League
2001 M. Nurul Islam Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Molla Jalal Uddin Awami League
2014 Mostafa Rashidi Suja Awami League
2018 by-election Abdus Salam Murshedy Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Mostafa Rashidi Suja died in July 2018.[9] Abdus Salam Murshedy was elected unopposed on 4 September, as he was the only candidate in the by-election scheduled for later that month.[10]

Mostafa Rashidi Suja was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[11]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Khulna-4[3][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Molla Jalal Uddin 109,216 50.6 +8.3
BNP Sharif Shah Kamal 97,547 45.2 -9.0
IAB Younus Ahammed Sheikh 8,837 4.1 N/A
BML Wazir Ali Morol 176 0.1 N/A
Majority 11,669 5.4 -6.5
Turnout 215,776 88.9 +7.9
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Khulna-4[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP M. Nurul Islam 102,957 54.2 +15.7
Awami League Mostafa Rashidi Suja 80,307 42.3 +2.2
IJOF Mallik Mahiuddin 6,396 3.4 N/A
Independent Nurunnabi Khan Paltu 301 0.2 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Mallik Sahidul Islam 77 0.0 N/A
Majority 22,650 11.9 +10.3
Turnout 190,038 81.0 +2.2
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Khulna-4[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mostafa Rashidi Suja 59,566 40.1 +5.3
BNP M. Nurul Islam 57,221 38.5 +7.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Abdul Hamid 12,655 8.5 N/A
JP(E) Mollah Momin Uddin Ahmmed 10,485 7.1 -11.1
IOJ Shakhawat Hossain 8,448 5.7 -2.9
Bangladesh Muslim League (Jamir Ali) S. M. Moslem Uddin 165 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,345 1.6 -2.3
Turnout 148,540 78.8 +20.5
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Khulna-4[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mostafa Rashidi Suja 41,693 34.8
BNP A. Khaled Md. Zia Uddin 37,071 31.0
JP(E) Kazi Aminul Haq 21,816 18.2
IOJ Shakhawat Hossain 10,316 8.6
UCL Sayeedur Rahman Sheikh 4,362 3.6
Bangladesh Muslim League (Aian Uddin) S. M. Amzad Hossain 1,659 1.4
Independent Shahidul Islam 1,416 1.2
JSD (R) Md. Moinul Islam 618 0.5
Independent Moktar Hossain 322 0.3
Zaker Party S. M. Abul Hossain 298 0.2
BAKSAL Sk. Abdus Salam 118 0.1
Majority 4,622 3.9
Turnout 119,689 58.3
BNP gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Khulna-4". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "EC 'gerrymanders' 25 constituencies for pressure of ministers, MPs". Prothom Alo. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  5. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  6. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  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. ^ "Ex-whip Mostafa Suja passes away". The Daily Star. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Salam Murshedy elected Khulna-4 MP in uncontested by-polls". bdnews24.com. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  11. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°48′N 89°38′E / 22.80°N 89.64°E / 22.80; 89.64