Panchanan Biswas

Panchanan Biswas is a Bangladesh Awami League politician and the incumbent Member of Parliament from Khulna-1. He is one of the few Hindu Members of parliament in Bangladesh.[1]

Panchanan Biswas
পঞ্চানন বিশ্বাস
Member of Parliament
In office
In office
In office
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byNani Gopal Mandol
Member of Parliament
for Khulna-1
In office
Personal details
Born (1943-10-24) October 24, 1943 (age 77)
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
CommitteesStanding Committee on Public Accounts


Biswas was elected to parliament in 1996 by elections from Khulna-1 as candidate of Bangladesh Awami League candidate.[2] The seat was won in the 1996 general election by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.[3] In parliament he questioned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 1998, if the Chittagong Hill Tracts peace treaty had curbed the rights of Bengali People living there.[4] He was reelected in 2001 from Khulna-1.[3]

In 2008, Biswas lost the Bangladesh Awami League nomination from Khulna-1 to Nani Gopal Mandol.[2] He tried to participate in the Khulna-1 election in 2008 as an independent candidate but withdrew his candidacy on 12 December 2008 before the election.[5] He was elected to Parliament in 2014 on a Bangladesh Awami League nomination from Khulna-1.[6] He is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts.[7]


  1. ^ Mohaiemen, Naeem. "Secularism: Constitution, Law and Representation". The Daily Star. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "AL tickets trigger protests in several districts". The Daily Star. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001". Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics. 29 December 2008. Archived from the original on 29 December 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2018.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "'Rights of Bangalees in CHT not curtailed'". The Daily Star. 21 January 1998. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Prominent among who withdraw". The Daily Star. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Search result for Candidates in Constituency Khulna-1". (Bangladesh Election Result 2014). Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 7 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Recover Gazipur forest land from grabbers". The Daily Star. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2018.