Abul Hasanat Abdullah

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Abul Hasanat Abdullah (born 10 December 1944) is a Bangladesh Awami League politician and a member of parliament from Barisal-1 constituency.[1][2]

Abul Hasanat Abdullah
Member of Parliament
for Barisal-1
Assumed office
Preceded byTalukder Md. Younus
In office
Preceded bySunil Kumar Gupta
Succeeded byZahir Uddin Swapan
Personal details
Born (1944-12-10) 10 December 1944 (age 76)
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
ChildrenSerniabat Sadiq Abdullah
FatherAbdur Rab Serniabat


Abdullah was elected Upazila Chairman in Barisal in 1973.[3]

In 1975, his father, Abdur Rab Serniabat, was killed in the 15 August 1975 Bangladesh coup d'état. He and his family members fled Bangladesh. The new Government of Bangladesh declared his land vested property and took over them. In 2001, the land was returned to him. Gournadi Pourasabha Bangladesh Nationalist Party president Hannan Sharif announced the 25 decimals of the property belonged to Roads and Highways Department according to the records of the Land Revenue Department. Sharif started building the local office of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party office with the permission of Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mahfuzur Rahman.[4]

Abdullah was elected to parliament from Barisal-1.[5][6]

On 26 January 2000, Abdullah was appointed member of the parliamentary standing committee for home ministry.[7] He served as the chief whip of parliament at the Awami league government from 1996 to 2001.[8]

In October 2002, during Operation Clean Heart, Abdullah's house in Barisal City was raided by security personal led by Major Akbor and Major Shariar. The police recovered two guns, bullets, Tk 613 thousand in cash, gold ornaments, and 355 blank freedom fighter certificate.[9]

Abdullah was the general secretary of Barisal District unit of Bangladesh Awami League.[10] On 12 November 2007, his properties from his house in 25, Kalabagan Lake Circus Road in Dhanmondi were attached to Dhanmondi Police Station on court orders.[11]

In 2008, Abdullah was nominated by Bangladesh Awami League in Barisal-1 and Barisal-2. His nomination was opposed by local activists of Bangladesh Awami League, who wanted more popular candidates.[12]

On 11 June 2009, Awami League government dropped 62 legal cases against Awami League politicians including four against Abdullah.[13]

On 24 March 2014, Abdullah was accused of facilitating the victory of Golam Mortuja Khan in the Upazlia Chairman election through vote rigging.[14][15]

Abdullah was elected to Jatiya Sangsad from Barisal-1 constituency in 2014 and again in 2018.[6] On 18 January 2018, he was made the convener of the National Committee on Chittagong Hill Tracts with the rank of a government minister.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Abdullah's father is former Awami league leader and water resource minister Abdur Rab Serniabat, who was killed in the assassination of Sheikh Mujib.[16] His mother and siblings were also killed in the coup.[17] His son, Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah, was elected mayor of Barisal on 30 July 2018.[18] He is a cousin of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.[19]


  1. ^ "List of 11th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Inu apologises for remarks on MPs". The Daily Star. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ "AL gets toehold in Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi cities after decades". The Daily Star. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  4. ^ "BNP office being set up on AL leader's land in Barisal". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  5. ^ a b "Abul Hasnat Abdullah gets minister status". dailybangladesh. Archived from the original on 2018-08-07. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  6. ^ a b "Abul Hasnat Abdullah  :: Barisal-1". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 22 April 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  7. ^ "12 JS committees reconstituted". The Daily Star. 26 January 2000. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  8. ^ "Priority not sports, but grass farming". The Daily Star. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Arms Recovery in 2002". The Daily Star. 2004-09-09. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  10. ^ "Abul Hasanat Abdullah apologises". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  11. ^ "Hasanat's property attached without notice, wife alleges". The Daily Star. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  12. ^ "Grassroots AL oppose fielding 'unpopular' men in 7 JS seats in Barisal division". The Daily Star. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  13. ^ "62 'political' cases to be dropped". The Daily Star. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  14. ^ "70pc vote by 10:00am!". The Daily Star. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  15. ^ "Hiron 'mentally imbalanced' after polls defeat: Hasanat". Dhaka Tribune. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  16. ^ "Justice still elusive in 3 other Aug 15 cases". The Daily Star. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Justice kept in long wait". The Daily Star. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Sadiq Abdullah of AL bags eight times more votes than BNP's Sarwar in Barishal mayor race". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  19. ^ "Hiran blames Hasnat for loss". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 6 October 2016.