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Shamsul Huq Tuku elected as Deputy Speaker of JS

Shamsul Huq Tuku elected as Deputy Speaker of JS

Former State Minister for Home Affairs Shamsul Huq Tuku has been elected unanimously as the deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad due to the death of Fazle Rabbi Mia.  

He was elected as the deputy speaker in voice votes at the outset of the nineteenth session of the Jatiya Sangsad with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

Earlier,  Chief Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad Nur-E Alam Chowdhury proposed his name as the Deputy Speaker. Then the ruling party lawmaker Advocate Quamrul Islam of Dhaka-2 seconded it.

Meanwhile, the newly elected Deputy Speaker Shamsul Huq Tuku will take oath at 7pm on Sunday. 

President M Abdul Hamid will administer the oath at his chamber in the parliament.

Shamsul Haque Tuku was elected MP from Pabna-1 constituency in 2009, 2014 and 2018 elections with the boat symbol. He served as State Minister of Home Affairs from 2009-2014. Currently, he is serving as the president of the parliamentary standing committee related to the same ministry.

The post of Deputy Speaker became vacant following the death of Fazle Rabbi Mia, MP, of Gaibandha-5 Constituency on July 22, 2022.