Ganatantri Party

Ganatantri Party, (Bengali: গণতন্ত্রি পার্টি, English: Democratic Party), is a left-wing political party in Bangladesh.[1] The party is closely aligned with Bangladesh Awami League.[2] Dr Shahadat Hossain is the General Secretary of the Ganatantri Party.[3]


Suranjit Sengupta was elected to Parliament from Sunamganj-2 on a Ganatantri Party nomination.[4] He left the Ganatantri Party in 2001 and joined Bangladesh Awami League.[5]

The Party's former President of the Party, Nurul Islam, died in a fire at his home in December 2009 before the 9th parliamentary election in which he was the candidate of the Grand Alliance in Noakhali-1.[6] There were some allegations from his allies and family members that he was murdered.[7][8]


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  2. ^ Asian Survey. University of California Press. 1994. p. 742.
  3. ^ "Don't enforce strike by holding people hostage: Nasim". The Independent. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". 29 December 2008. Archived from the original on 29 December 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Four-party loses all Sylhet seats". The Daily Star. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  6. ^ "We are profoundly shocked and saddened". The Daily Star. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Govt nonchalant about Nurul Islam killing". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Fresh probe into death of Nurul Islam demanded". The Daily Star. Retrieved 14 April 2020.