Sylhet-3

Sylhet-3 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury of the Awami League.

Sylhet-3
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictSylhet District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate323,666 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Balaganj, Dakshin Surma, and Fenchuganj upazilas.[2]

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.[3] The 2008 redistricting altered the boundaries of the constituency.[4]

Ahead of the 2018 general election, the Election Commission expanded the boundaries of the constituency by adding eleven union parishads of Balaganj Upazila: Balaganj, Boaljur, Burunga Bazar, Dayamir, Boula Bazar, Omarpur, Osmanpur, Paschim Pailanpur, Purba Pailanpur, Sadipur, and Tajpur.[5][2][6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Abdur Rais Awami League[7]
1979 Dewan Shamsul Abedin Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mohammad Habibur Rahman Jatiya Party[9]
1988 Abdul Mukit Khan Jatiya Party[10]
February 1996 Shafi Ahmad Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party
June 1996 Abdul Mukit Khan Jatiya Party
2001 Shafi Ahmad Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury was re-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: Sylhet-3[5][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury 97,593 53.5 +16.1
BNP Shafi Ahmed Choudhury 54,955 30.1 -17.1
JP(E) Atiqur Rahman Atique 17,674 9.7 N/A
Independent Abdul Quiyum Choudhury 12,042 6.6 N/A
JSD Syed Habibur Rahman Hiron 212 0.1 -0.1
Majority 42,638 23.4 +13.6
Turnout 182,476 85.2 +12.1
Awami League gain from BNP
General election 2001: Sylhet-3[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Shafi Ahmed Chowdhury 55,994 47.2 +18.9
Awami League Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury 44,342 37.4 +8.6
IJOF Abdul Mukit Khan 15,402 13.0 N/A
Ganatantri Party Subal Chandra Pal 1,400 1.2 N/A
Independent Mostafa Allama 362 0.3 N/A
KSJL Md. Badsha Mia 345 0.3 N/A
Independent Alauddin Ahmed 298 0.3 N/A
JSD Siddiqur Rahman 242 0.2 N/A
Independent Md. Mahbubur Rahman 124 0.1 N/A
Independent Md. Rashedul Hossain 84 0.1 N/A
Majority 11,652 9.8 +9.3
Turnout 118,593 73.1 +3.1
BNP gain from JP(E)

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election June 1996: Sylhet-3[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Abdul Mukit Khan 26,659 29.3 -9.1
Awami League Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury 26,168 28.8 +6.9
BNP Shafi Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury 25,954 28.6 +8.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Basit 6,755 7.4 -2.1
Sammilita Sangram Parishad Md. Rafiqul Islam Khan 2,693 3.0 N/A
IOJ Alauddin Ahmed 790 0.9 N/A
Zaker Party Azmat Hossain 762 0.8 N/A
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Zakaria Masuk 414 0.5 N/A
Workers Party Shafiq Ahmed 325 0.4 N/A
FP Fayzul Alam Babul 140 0.2 N/A
JSD (R) M. A. Qayum Chowdhury 138 0.2 -0.6
BKA Idris Ahmed Zakaria 81 0.1 N/A
Majority 491 0.5 -16.0
Turnout 90,879 70.0 +18.3
JP(E) hold
General election 1991: Sylhet-3[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JP(E) Abdul Mukit Khan 33,416 38.4
Awami League Atiqur Rahman Atique 19,057 21.9
BNP Shafi Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury 17,470 20.1
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Basit 8,296 9.5
Independent Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury 7,095 8.1
Jatiya Janata Party (Hafizur) Abul Kalam Azad 721 0.8
JSD Saifur Razzak 532 0.6
JSD (R) Md. Abdun Nur 489 0.6
Majority 14,359 16.5
Turnout 87,076 51.7
JP(E) hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sylhet-3". 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. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8108-7453-4.
  4. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (11 July 2008). "Final list of redrawn JS seats published". The Daily Star.
  5. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  8. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  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: 24°49′N 91°54′E / 24.82°N 91.90°E / 24.82; 91.90