|Ministry of Agriculture|
12 January 2014
|Born||Pirojpur, British India (now in 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 2001 and 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.
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- "SAARC agricultural cooperation gets new momentum: Bangladesh Minister Matia". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
- "$4.8 million USAID grant to strengthen biotechnology partnership, food security in South". EurekAlert!. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
- "লাগাম টেনে কথা বলবেন, বিশ্বব্যাংককে মতিয়া চৌধুরী" [Talking about the twist, Matia Chowdhury told the World Bank]. archive.prothom-alo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
- "Reject pro-Pakistani line of thinking: HT Imam tells BNP". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
- "Prime minister, Awami League leaders pay homage to Bangabandhu". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
- "Sangbad editor Bazlur Rahman dies". www.independent-bangladesh.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
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