Third Sheikh Mujib cabinet

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The third Sheikh Mujib cabinet was the first elected Government of sovereign and independent Bangladesh, was formed on 16 March 1973 after the Bangladesh Awami League won the 1973 general election with a vast majority.[1][2]

Cabinet[edit]

The cabinet was composed of the following ministers:[3]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Ref
Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Agriculture Abdus Samad Azad16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League[4]
Minister of Commerce Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Communications Muhammad Mansur Ali16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Defence Sheikh Mujibur Rahman16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League[5]
Minister of Education M. Yousuf Ali16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League[5]
Minister of Finance vacant16 March 197324 January 1975 
Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Abdul Monim16 March 197324 January 1975 
Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Hossain16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League[4]
Minister of Foreign Trade A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman16 March 1973date unknownAwami League[note 1][4]
Minister of Forests, Fisheries, and Livestock Abdur Rab Serniabat16 March 1973date unknownAwami League[4]
 Mollah Jalaluddin Ahmaddate unknownAwami League
 Sheikh Mujibur Rahmandate unknownAwami League
 Tajuddin Ahmaddate unknownAwami League
 vacant24 January 1975 
Minister of Health and Family Planning Abdul Mannan16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League[4]
Minister of Home Affairs Abdul Malek Ukil16 March 1973date unknownAwami League[4]
 Mansur Ali24 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Industries A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman16 March 1973date unknownAwami League[4]
 Syed Nazrul Islam24 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Abdul Aziz16 March 19734 October 1973Awami League[4][6]
 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman4 October 197324 January 1975Awami League[6]
Minister of Jute Tajuddin Ahmad16 March 1973date unknownAwami League[4]
 Shamsul Haq8 July 1974Awami League[7]
 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman9 July 197424 January 1975Awami League[7]
Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Abdul Mannan16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Land Revenue Mollah Jalaluddin Ahmad16 March 19738 July 1974Awami League[note 2][8]
 Phani Bhushan Majumder24 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs Manoranjan Dhar16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League[4]
Minister of Local Government, Rural Development,
and Cooperatives
 Matiur Rahman16 March 19738 July 1974 [4][8]
 Abdus Samad Azad24 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Planning Vacant16 March 197324 January 1975 
Minister of Posts, Telephones, and Telegraph M. A. G. Osmani16 March 1973date unknownAwami League[4]
 Sheikh Abdul Aziz4 October 19738 July 1974Awami League[6][8]
 Mansur Ali24 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Power, Natural Resources
Scientific and Technological Research and Atomic Energy
 Hafiz Ahmad Choudhury16 March 19738 July 1974 [note 3][8]
 Kamal Hossain24 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Power, Flood Control and Irrigation Abdur Rab Serniabat16 March 197324 January 1975Awami League
Minister of Public Works and Housing Muhammad Sohrab Hossain16 March 197324 January 1975 
Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury16 March 1973May 1973Awami League[4][9]
 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman4 October 1973date unknownAwami League[6]
 Abdul Monim24 January 1975 
Minister of Shipping, Inland waterwaysand Water Transport M. A. G. Osmani16 March 19738 July 1974Awami League[10][8]
 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman9 July 197424 January 1975Awami League[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Otherwise included with Minister of Commerce
  2. ^ After March 1974, Minister of Land Administration and Land Reform
  3. ^ Title varied, "Power" was dropped in March 1974

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/bangladesh/pres-mujib.htm
  2. ^ http://www.albd.org/index.php/en/party/bangabandhu-sheikh-mujib
  3. ^ Craig Baxter; Syedur Rahman (2003). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh (Third ed.). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. pp. 206–210. ISBN 0-8108-4863-5.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Newberry, Daniel O. (17 March 1973). "New Bangladesh Cabinet". WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks cable: 1973DACCA01186_b. Retrieved 28 May 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Mujib Takes Four More Cabinet Posts". Waterloo Daily Courier. Waterloo, Iowa. Associated Press. 31 January 1972.open access
  6. ^ a b c d Newberry, Daniel O. (5 October 1973). "Cabinet Changes". WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks cable: 1973DACCA04480_b. Retrieved 29 May 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ a b c "Bangladesh Shakeup". The Canberra Times. Australian Associated Press-Reuter. 10 July 1974.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Ministers quite as Mujib gets tough". New Straits Times. Singapore. Reuter. 9 July 1974.
  9. ^ "Minister quits". The Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 18 May 1973.
  10. ^ Ahmed, Sharif Uddin (1999). Sylhet: History and Heritage. Bangladesh Itihas Samiti. ISBN 978-984-31-0478-6. The post of C-in-C in Bangladesh Army was abolished on 7 April 1972 and he retired from the army for the second time. On 12 April, he became the Minister of Shipping, Inland Water Transport and Airways.