Abdul Latif Siddiqui

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Abdul Latif Siddique
আব্দুল লতিফ সিদ্দিকী
Abdul Latif Siddiqui (cropped).jpg
Siddiqui in 2014
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology
In office
12 January 2014 – 30 September 2014
Preceded byRashed Khan Menon
Succeeded bySheikh Hasina
Minister of Textiles and Jute
In office
6 January 2009 – 24 January 2014
Succeeded byEmaz Uddin Pramanik
Member of Parliament
for Tangail-4
In office
25 January 2009 – 1 September 2015
Preceded byShajahan Siraj
Succeeded byHasan Imam Khan
In office
14 July 1996 – 13 July 2001
Preceded byShajahan Siraj[1]
Succeeded byShajahan Siraj[2]
Personal details
Born1943 (age 75–76)
Tangail District, Bengal Presidency, British India
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s)Laila Siddiqui
RelativesAbdul Kader Siddique (brother)[3]

Abdul Latif Siddiqui (born 1943)[4] is a Bangladesh Awami League politician.

Career[edit]

Siddiqui served as a Jatiya Sangsad member from Tangail-4 constituency.[5][6][7] He resigned on 1 September 2015.[8] He served as the Jute and Textiles Minister from 2009 to 2013. In January 2014, he was appointed as the Posts and Telecommunications along with Information Communication Technology Minister in the 10th cabinet.[9][10]

Controversy[edit]

In March 2014, Siddiqui was reported by media to have beaten a PDB engineer with a stick, leaving him severely injured.[11][12] In September 2014, Siddiqui was widely criticised for his remarks criticising the Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj, and the Islamic organisation, the Tabligh Jamaat, leading to strong calls for his removal from the cabinet.[13] On 30 September, he was sacked from his ministerial post and the cabinet.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members (Bangla)". Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ "List of 8th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Kader Siddique's nomination cancelled, his party calls Tangail shutdown for Wednesday". Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Profile Of Ministers". 9 January 2009. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  5. ^ "List of 7th Parliament Members (Bangla)". Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  6. ^ "List of 9th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Latif Siddique bids farewell to elections". bdnews24. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  8. ^ Molla, Mohammad Al-Masum (2 September 2015). "Latif Siddique resigns from Jatiya Sangsad". Dhaka Tribune.
  9. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 347. ISBN 978-0-8108-7453-4.
  10. ^ "Abdul Latif Siddiqui made telecom and ICT minister". telecomnews. 12 January 2014. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Latif Siddiqui beats PDB engineer". banglanews24. 29 March 2014. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Minister allegedly beats PDB engineer". bdnews24. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  13. ^ "I strongly oppose Hajj and Tablig Jamaat: Latif Siddiqui". The Daily Observer. Dhaka. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Bangladesh minister sacked after criticism of Haj". Arab News. Agence France-Presse. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' AL Siddique is arrested". BBC News. Retrieved 12 August 2015.