|Ministry of Agriculture|
|Born||Pirojpur, British Raj (now Bangladesh)|
|Political party||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Education||University of Dhaka|
Matia Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi politician. She is a presidium member of Bangladesh Awami League. She is a Member of Parliament and the minister of agriculture under the prime ministership of Sheikh Hasina. She held this post twice before from 1996 to 2001and 2009 to 2013 during the previous tenure of Awami League in power.
Chowdhury is well known[according to whom?] in South Asia for her fiery speeches and her adamant attitude, qualities that have earned her the nickname of Ogni Konna or Girl of Fire. Although she started her political career with the left-wing National Awami Party, she is now one of the most senior leaders of the Awami League.
- "Motia Chowdhury queues to buy rice". e-Bangladesh. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
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