Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran

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Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran
2nd Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation
Assumed office
4 August 2008
1st Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation
In office
20 March 2003 – 4 August 2008
Personal details
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 66)
Sylhet, Bangladesh
Political party Awami League
Residence Sylhet, Bangladesh
Website Mr. Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran

Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran (born 1 January 1951) is a Bangladeshi politician and the first elected mayor of Sylhet city corporation.

Career[edit]

He became the mayor of Sylhet city by defeating Muhammad Abdul Haque on March 2003. Kamran won the election by more than 20,000 votes. He was one of the youngest city commissioners of Sylhet City. He is married to Asma Kamran.[1]

Since then he has won the 2008 election even though he was imprisoned, Such is the adoration the public has of him. He was also released from prison and had even travelled to london recently with the current prime minister Sheikh Hasina as part of her delegation.As with many politicians there are allegations of political corruption he may have been involved with. Kamran was arrested in connection with the Kitchen Market Graft case.[2][3] Although obtained bail in the case, he was being detained in another case filed under the Emergency Powers Rules. The daily Bengali newspaper Prothom Alo published a series reports of Kamran's corruption during his time in office.[4] Albeit he have submitted his nomination form in order to compete for the 2008 mayoral election run.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daylife photo (Reuters)
  2. ^ "... Sylhet Mayor Kamran arrested again...". the daily star web edition. May 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Sylhet City mayor Badar Uddin Kamran arrested". united news of bangladesh. April 6, 2007. 
  4. ^ "sylheter mayorer joto durniti". the daily prothom alo (in bengali). July 3–4, 2008.