Sylhet-1

Sylhet-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by AK Abdul Momen of the Awami League.

Sylhet-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictSylhet District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate5,44,244 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)AK Abdul Momen

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Sylhet City Corporation and Sylhet Sadar Upazila.[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 Abdul Hekim Chowdhury Awami League[6]
1979 Syed Rafiqul Haque Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Humayun Rashid Chowdhury Independent[8][9]
1991 Khandaker Abdul Malik Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Humayun Rashid Chowdhury Awami League
2001 Saifur Rahman Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Awami League
2018 AK Abdul Momen Awami League[1]


ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2018
General Election 2018: Sylhet-1[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League AK Abdul Momen 2,98,696 N/A
BNP Abdul Moqtadir 1,23,851 N/A
IAB Md Redwanul Haque Chowdhury 2,024 N/A
Turnout 4,24,571
Awami League hold


Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was re-elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[10]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Sylhet-1[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Abul Maal Abdul Muhith 178,636 55.5 +17.5
BNP Saifur Rahman 140,367 43.6 -9.9
BKA Nassir Uddin 822 0.3 -0.1
BSD Ujjal Roy 660 0.2 N/A
BIF Md. Jalaluddin 605 0.2 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Md. Kahir Mahmood 495 0.2 N/A
JSD (R) Md. Shafique 270 0.1 N/A
Majority 38,269 11.9 -3.6
Turnout 321,855 76.0 +8.1
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Sylhet-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Saifur Rahman 133,827 53.5 +21.3
Awami League Abul Mal Abdul Muhit 95,089 38.0 +5.4
IJOF A. Mukit Khan 17,090 6.8 N/A
Independent Md. Chaifur Rahman 1,246 0.5 N/A
Liberal Party Bangladesh M. Kutub Uddin Ahmad 1,159 0.5 N/A
BKA Md. Nasir Uddin 556 0.2 N/A
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (Basad-Khalekuzzaman) Md. Humayun Khan 403 0.2 N/A
Independent Md. Ismail Ali 298 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Janata Party (Nurul Islam) Nurul Islam Khan 197 0.1 0.0
Independent Mostafa Allama 190 0.1 N/A
JSD Siddiqur Rahman 186 0.1 -0.4
Jatiya Party (M) Eftekhar Ahmad Limon 83 0.0 N/A
Majority 38,738 15.5 +15.1
Turnout 250,324 67.9 +1.3
BNP gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Sylhet-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Humayun Rashid Chowdhury 59,710 32.6 +2.3
BNP Saifur Rahman 58,990 32.2 +0.5
JP(E) Babrul Hossain Babul 40,175 21.9 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Shafiqur Rahman 18,029 9.8 -5.2
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Rezaul Karim Kashemi 1,293 0.7 N/A
JSD (R) Mohammad Shafiq 1,122 0.6 N/A
JSD Shamima Akhtar 1,005 0.5 -6.2
IOJ Abdur Rakib 785 0.4 -6.2
Independent Md. Habibur Rahman Moin 459 0.3 N/A
Zaker Party M. A. Karim 337 0.2 -0.2
Independent Ruhela Hussain Rina 327 0.2 N/A
Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Awami League (Mostofa Allama) Mostofa Allama 276 0.2 N/A
Independent Md. Masuk Murad 248 0.1 N/A
Islamic Dal Bangladesh (Saifur) Md. Soyfur Rahman 221 0.1 N/A
BKA Nasir Uddin 159 0.1 N/A
Jatiya Janata Party (Nurul Islam) Md. Abdul Matin Chowdhury 144 0.1 N/A
Majority 720 0.4 -1.0
Turnout 183,280 66.6 +26.3
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Sylhet-1[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Khandaker Abdul Malik 37,090 31.7
Awami League Iftekhar Hossain Shamim 35,470 30.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Shafiqur Rahman 17,517 15.0
JSD Sadar Uddin Ahmad 7,865 6.7
IOJ Md. Masud Khan 7,736 6.6
Independent Md. Nausheran Chowdhury 7,224 6.2
Jatiya Janata Party (Aashraf) Shafikur Rahman 2,048 1.7
Islami Samajtantrik Dal Liaqat Ali Khan 867 0.7
Zaker Party Md. Abdul Karim 449 0.4
Bangladesh Nezam-e-Islam Party A. Rakib 445 0.4
Bangladesh Islamic Biplobi Parishad Sheikh Md. Obaidullah Bin Sayeed Jalalabadi 202 0.2
CPB Md. Abdul Malek 141 0.1
Majority 1,620 1.4
Turnout 117,054 40.3
BNP gain from Independent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Sylhet-1". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. 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. ^ Zakaria, Mohammad (14 December 2013). "The number now goes up to 151". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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°53′N 91°52′E / 24.89°N 91.87°E / 24.89; 91.87