Shamsul Haque Tuku, former state minister for home affairs and MP of the Pabna-1 constituency, is the next Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad. The Secretariat of the Parliament has verified this information. The 11th National Parliament’s 19th session will officially start today with the appointment of the Deputy Speaker. Today at 7 p.m., President M Abdul Hamid will deliver the oath to him.
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After the demise of Deputy Speaker Advocate Md. Fazle Rabbi Mia, conversations had begun regarding the incoming Deputy Speaker. Some names were reportedly discussed for the post of Deputy Speaker in political circles. They are: Vice President Abdus Shahid, President of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Estimated Accounts; Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku, (President of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs); Advocate Shahiduzzaman Sarkar, (President of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs); Advocate Abdus Shahid, (President of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Estimated Accounts) and AB Tajul Islam, President Captain (retired). However, Shamsul Haque Tuku, was the winner of the race.
Ultimately, Shamsul Haque Tuku will hold the role of Deputy Speaker. The Chief Whip of the Parliament, Noor-e Alam Chowdhury, reportedly called Shamsul Haque Tuku to ask him to get ready and arrive at the Parliament on Sunday by 10 am. Additionally, he has been requested to bring preparations from Ganabhaban.
Mr. Tuku was elected to Parliament for the first time in the ninth Bangladesh parliamentary election. It was held in 2008, representing the Pabna-1 constituency. In 2009, 2014, and 2018 elections, he was elected as a member of parliament with the boat symbol. He served as State Minister of Home Affairs for the Awami League administration led by HPM Sheikh Hasina from 2009 until 2014. He is a member of three Parliamentary standing committees. They are -the Ministry of Home Affairs; Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs; and Public Accounts. Currently, he serves as the President of the same Ministry’s Parliamentary Standing Committee.
Shamsul Haque Tuku was born on May 31, 1948. He holds master’s degrees in the fields of communication, arts, and law, respectively. Along with being a politician and parliamentarian for Bangladesh, he is a lawyer.