Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh

Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh (born 19 November 1971)[2] is a Bangladeshi politician and current Mayor of South Dhaka. He previously served as a Member of the Jatiya Sangsad for Dhaka-10 and Dhaka-12 from the Bangladesh Awami League.[3]

The Honourable Mayor

Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh
শেখ ফজলে নূর তাপস
Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh (02).jpg
2nd Mayor of South Dhaka
Assumed office
16 May 2020[1]
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded bySayeed Khokon
Member of Parliament
In office
29 January 2014 – 31 January 2020
Preceded byA.K.M. Rahmatullah
Succeeded byShafiul Islam Mohiuddin
ConstituencyDhaka-10
In office
25 January 2009 – 24 January 2014
Preceded byDewan Md. Salauddin
Succeeded byAsaduzzaman Khan
ConstituencyDhaka-12
Personal details
Born (1971-11-19) 19 November 1971 (age 49)
Dhaka, East Pakistan
Nationality Bangladesh
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s)Afrin Taposh
MotherArzu Moni
FatherSheikh Fazlul Haque Mani
RelativesSheikh-Wazed Family
ProfessionPolitician, lawyer
Websitebarristersheikhtaposh.info

Early lifeEdit

Taposh was born to Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani and Arzu Moni.[4] His parents were both assassinated on 15 August 1975 in a military coup that also killed Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other members of his family. Taposh and his elder brother survived.[5]

CareerEdit

Taposh was elected to the Jatiya Sangsad in Bangladesh General Election, 2008 from the Dhaka-12 constituency.[6]

Taposh vehicle came under bomb attack on 21 October 2009. There was property damage and 13 people were injured in the attack.[7]

In the 2014 general election he was elected unopposed to represent the Dhaka-10 constituency.[8]

In 2015 there was a bomb attack on his rally.[9]

In 2018 election he has been elected as member of parliament for consecutive third time.

In 2020, he won the Dhaka Mayoral Election and became the mayor of Dhaka South.

PoliciesEdit

Taposh called for the trial of Mahfuz Anam for supporting the military backed caretaker government.[10] He has criticized Rapid Action Battalion over extra judicial killings.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ঢাকা দক্ষিণে মেয়রের দায়িত্ব নিলেন তাপস. Bonik Barta (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Constituency 183_11th_En". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ Al Masum Molla, Mohammad. "Lawmakers demand action on Daily Star editor". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Nation in Mourning". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Joy, at long last". The Daily Star. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  7. ^ "AL lawmaker Taposh escapes bomb attack". The Daily Star. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  8. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Bomb attack on anti-violence rally in Dhaka's Hazaribagh". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  10. ^ "7 lawmakers lambast Star in parliament". The Daily Star. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Taposh fumes at Rab". The Daily Star. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

11. “DSCC to relocate stray dogs”. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2 September 2020.