Former judge and independence activist Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu was unanimously elected as Bangladesh’s 22nd president. The Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh released a gazette announcing the selection of the next president. According to the Chief Election Commission of the nation, Chuppu, 74, will succeed President Mohammad Abdul Hamid.
Election commission Bangladesh
Any parliamentarian may submit a nomination document with a suggestion for a qualified candidate in accordance with the presidential election laws. A second lawmaker will sign behind him or her as the proposal’s backer. Additionally, the nominee must sign a declaration indicating that they have their permission in this matter.
The presidential election is decided by the legislators. Given that the Awami League continues to hold an absolute majority in the present parliament, it is almost inevitable that its nominee will become the nation’s next president.
Awami league nomination
The Awami League Advisory Council members officially nominated Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu for the position on Sunday by submitting paperwork to the Election Commission.
Biplob Barua, the office secretary for the Awami League, said that joint general secretary Hasan Mahmud had endorsed Obaidul Quader’s suggestion that Sahabuddin run for president.
After the formalities of submitting the nomination papers were finished, Obaidul Quader addressed the media. He said that Shahabuddin had been proposed for president by Sheikh Hasina, leader of the Awami League.
Going From A Student Leader To President
He completed his MSc at Rajshahi University in 1975 after the 1971 Liberation War, and the following year, he earned his LLB degree from the same institution.
In 1982, Shahabuddin joined the BCS judiciary. He retired from the courts in 2006 after 25 years of service in a variety of roles.
He retired as a district and sessions judge in 2006 after 25 years of service in the legal system in various roles.
Leaders of the Awami League and its affiliates, as well as members of minority communities, began to experience attacks across the nation soon after the BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami established a coalition government in 2001. Numerous crimes, including murder, rape, and looting, were reported.
A panel led by Shahabuddin was established by the government to look into the offenses after the Awami League regained power in 2008.
Know the new president
In 1949, Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu was born in East Pakistan’s Pabna district, in what is now Bangladesh. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he served as a leader of the Awami League’s student and youth wings.
Chuppu participated in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 and was jailed for protesting the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s founding father and the father of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He joined the nation’s court system in 1982 and oversaw the prosecution of Bangabandhu’s murder in 1996, after the Awami League regained power.
As a district and sessions judge, he retired. Chuppu worked as one of the commissioners of the independent Anti-Corruption Commission after he retired. Later on, he entered politics and joined the Awami League Advisory Council.
Rebeka Sultana, Chuppu’s wife, previously served as the government of Bangladesh’s joint secretary.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Chuppu for getting elected as 22nd President of Bangladesh.