Fresh delimitation of constituencies
[ 8. (1) The territorial constituencies shall be delimited afresh-
(a) upon the completion of each census, for the purpose of general election to Parliament to be held following such census; and
(b) unless otherwise directed by the Commission for reasons to be recorded in writing, before each general election to Parliament.
[ (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Ordinance, the territorial constituencies published by the Commission in the Bangladesh Gazette, Extraordinary, dated Thursday, the 20th September, 1984, being Notification নং এফ ১(৩)/৮৪-নি-১,তারিখ ২০শে সেপ্টেম্বর, 1984 Bs shall be deemed to be the territorial constituencies delimited for the purpose of the general election to Parliament to be held next following the commencement of the Delimitation of the Constituencies (Amendment) Ordinance, 1990 (অধ্যাদেশ নং ২৭, ১৯৯০).
(3) For removal of doubt, it is hereby declared that the territorial constituencies deemed to have been delimited under sub-section (2) shall consist of exactly the same territorial areas as were included in such constituencies at the time when the notification mentioned in sub-section (2) was published, notwithstanding any changes in the names or areas of any City Corporations, Zilas, Municipalities, Upazilas, Thanas, Unions, or Mouzas, as the case may be, included in such constituencies at that time, made by or under any law after the publication of the said notification, as if there were no such changes therein:
Provided that the Commission may, if it deems fit, publish in the official Gazette the list of the territorial constituencies deemed to have been delimited under sub-section (2) describing the areas included in the said constituencies.]]