Sunamganj-4

Sunamganj-4 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Pir Fazlur Rahman of the Jatiya Party (Ershad).

Sunamganj-4
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictSunamganj District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate289,030 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyJatiya Party (Ershad)
Member(s)Pir Fazlur Rahman

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Bishwamvarpur and Sunamganj Sadar upazilas.[2]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Sylhet constituency when the former Sylhet District was split into four districts: Sunamganj, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, and Habiganj.[3]

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]

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission reduced the boundaries of the constituency. Previously it had also included one union parishad of Dowarabazar Upazila: Mannargaon.[6][7]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Iqbal Hossain Chowdhury NAP[8][9]
1991 A. Zahur Miah Awami League
Feb 1996 Fazlul Haque Aspia Bangladesh Nationalist Party[10]
2008 Momtaj Iqbal Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2009 by-election Md. Matiur Rahman Awami League
2014 Pir Fazlur Rahman Jatiya Party (Ershad)

ElectionsEdit

Pir Fazlur Rahman 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

Momtaj Iqbal died in April 2009. Md. Matiur Rahman, of the Awami League, was elected in a June 2009 by-election.[12]

General Election 2008: Sunamganj-4[6][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Momtaj Iqbal 123,883 62.7 N/A
BNP Fazlul Haque Aspia 58,964 29.9 -13.1
Independent Dewan Shamsul Abedin 9,764 4.9 N/A
BKM Mohammad Azizul Haque 4,303 2.2 N/A
Independent Nazir Hossain 558 0.3 N/A
Majority 64,919 32.9 +26.0
Turnout 197,472 85.5 +11.5
JP(E) gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Sunamganj-4[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Fazlul Haque Aspia 61,807 43.0 +9.9
Awami League Dewan Shamsul Abedin 51,864 36.1 +4.6
IJOF Momtaj Iqbal 30,160 21.0 N/A
Majority 9,943 6.9 +5.3
Turnout 143,831 74.0 +2.9
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Sunamganj-4[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Fazlul Haque Aspia 36,155 33.1 +5.2
Awami League Abduj Jahur 34,360 31.5 +3.9
JP(E) Iqbal Hossain Chowdhury 31,209 28.6 +1.0
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Hatimur Rahman 6,940 6.4 +1.0
Zaker Party Nurul Amin 274 0.3 N/A
Gano Forum Syed Kabir Ahmed 248 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,795 1.6 -3.6
Turnout 109,186 71.1 +14.9
BNP hold
General Election 1991: Sunamganj-4[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League A. Zahur Miah 30,649 33.1
BNP Dewan Shamsul Abedin 25,865 27.9
JP(E) Iqbal Hossain Chowdhury 25,555 27.6
Jamaat-e-Islami Sajidur Rahman 5,024 5.4
Independent Mosihur Rahman 3,836 4.1
JSD (R) Shaheed Chowdhury 635 0.7
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Mahbub) Binod Ranjan Talukdar 513 0.6
FP A. Bablu Ribora 510 0.6
Majority 4,784 5.2
Turnout 92,587 56.2
Awami League gain from N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sunamganj-4". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Sylhet" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  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. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "53 constituencies get new boundaries". The Daily Star. 4 July 2013.
  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. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  11. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  12. ^ "AL candidate wins by-polls in Sunamganj-4". The Daily Star. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  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 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: 25°04′N 91°24′E / 25.07°N 91.40°E / 25.07; 91.40