Sylhet-4

Sylhet-4 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2008 by Imran Ahmad of the Awami League.

Sylhet-4
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictSylhet District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate382,231 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Imran Ahmad

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Companiganj, Gowainghat, and Jaintiapur upazilas.[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 A. H. M. Abdul Hai Awami League[6]
1979 Iqbal Hossain Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Imran Ahmad Awami League[8]
1988 Abdul Hannan [9]
1991 Imran Ahmad Awami League
Sep 1996 by-election Imran Ahmad Awami League
2001 Dildar Hossain Selim Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Imran Ahmad Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2014: Sylhet-4[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Imran Ahmad 63,323 72.3 +13.2
Independent Mohammad Faruk Ahmed 24,274 27.7 N/A
Majority 39,049 44.6 +25.9
Turnout 87,597 26.8 -59.2
Awami League hold

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Sylhet-4[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Imran Ahmad 144,198 59.1 +24.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Dildar Hossain Selim 98,545 40.4 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Mohammad Helal Uddin 1,252 0.5 N/A
Majority 45,653 18.7 +8.0
Turnout 243,995 86.0 +15.4
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 2001: Sylhet-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Dildar Hossain Selim 62,324 45.3
Awami League Imran Ahmad 47,608 34.6
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Mohammad Ali 19,256 14.0
IJOF Kazi Kamal Ahmad 8,171 5.9
Jatiya Party (M) Rashid Helali 332 0.2
Majority 14,716 10.7
Turnout 137,691 70.6
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Saifur Rahman stood for three seats in the June 1996 general election, and won two of them: Sylhet-4 and Moulvibazar-3. He chose to represent Moulvibazar-3 and quit Sylhet-4, triggering a by-election. His main opponent from the general election, Imran Ahmad, was elected in a September 1996 by-election.[14]

General Election June 1996: Sylhet-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Saifur Rahman 23,946 25.8 -1.2
Awami League Imran Ahmad 22,725 24.5 -18.3
Independent Dildar Hossain Selim 17,009 18.3 N/A
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Nurul Islam 14,294 15.4 N/A
JP(E) Md. Siraj Uddin 10,578 11.4 N/A
Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Mannan 3,095 3.3 N/A
Zaker Party Golam Kader Talukdar 557 0.6 -3.1
Independent Md. Abdul Ahad 359 0.4 N/A
Independent Md. Muslim Uddin Bhuiyan 218 0.2 N/A
JSD (R) Monir Uddin Master 147 0.2 -24.0
Majority 1,221 1.3 -14.5
Turnout 92,928 61.9 +26.9
BNP gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Sylhet-4[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Imran Ahmad 23,018 42.8
BNP Nazim Kamran Choudhury 14,508 27.0
JSD (R) Monir Uddin Master 13,008 24.2
Zaker Party Shafiqur Rahman 2,016 3.7
JSD Nasir Uddin 1,109 2.1
Islami Samajtantrik Dal Mosammat Minara Begum 172 0.3
Majority 8,510 15.8
Turnout 53,831 35.0
Awami League gain from [[|N/A]]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sylhet-4". 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. ^ "Sylhet-4". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Sylhet-4". Amar Desh. Retrieved 2 March 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.
  14. ^ "Four-party loses all Sylhet seats". The Daily Star. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 25°05′N 91°59′E / 25.09°N 91.98°E / 25.09; 91.98