Merina Rahman

Merina Rahman (born 18 October 1943) is a Bangladesh Jatiya Party politician and a former Jatiya Sangsad member from Reserved Women's Seat. She was the sister of former President of Bangladesh, Hussain Mohammad Ershad.

Merina Rahman
Member of Parliament from Reserved Women's Seat
In office
January 2014 – January 2019
In office
October 2001 – October 2006
Personal details
Born (1943-10-18) 18 October 1943 (age 76)
Comilla District, Bengal Presidency, British India
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyJatiya Party
ChildrenMehe Zebunnesa Rahman
Relatives

CareerEdit

Rahman was elected to the reserved seats for women in parliament in 2005 as a candidate of Jatiya Party.[1] In February 2006 she and five other Members of Parliament from the Jatiya Party attended parliament despite the Jatiya Party decision to boycott it over what they termed unfair treatment from the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament.[2] She was part of the 2006 parliamentary delegation that visited the 114th Inter-Parliamentary Union conference in Kenya.[3] She was nominated to Parliament from the reserved seats for women as a candidate from the Jatiya Party in 2009.[4] Her nomination was cancelled after the Bangladesh Election Commission found the signature of her sponsor to be a fraud.[5] She was re-elected to the parliament from a reserved seat in 2014.[6][7] She is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment and Forest.[8] She was part of a parliamentary probe committee formed on 20 March 2016 to look into recruitment activities related to the Climate change Trust.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Rahman was the sister of former President of Bangladesh and founding chairman of Jatiya Party, Hussain Mohammad Ershad. Her daughter Mehe Zebunnesa Rahman is a University professor and married to Jatiya Party Member of Parliament Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women MPs furnish 'dubious' info with EC". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ "JP's short JS boycott drama ends by BNP intervention". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Parliamentary team leaves for Kenya". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. UNB. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Direct election to 100 reserved JS seats". The Daily Star. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. ^ "EC cancels 2nominations, clears 44". The Daily Star. 16 March 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Jatiya Party presidium member Bablu marries Ershad's niece". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Contact an MP". parliament.gov.bd. Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  8. ^ "JS body for legal actions against hill cutting". theindependentbd.com. The Independent. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  9. ^ "JS body for legal actions against hill cutting". bssnews.net. BSS. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Jatiya Party presidium member Bablu to wed Ershad's niece". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.