Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury

Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury (born 8 May 1935)[1] is a Bangladeshi politician. She became the Jatiya Sangsad member from the Faridpur-2 constituency in 2008, being re-elected in 2014 and 2018,.[2] She became the Deputy Leader of the House of Bangladesh Parliament on 12 February 2019 for the third consecutive term.[3][4] Earlier she served as the Environment and Forest Minister of Bangladesh. She was awarded Independence Day Award in 2010 by the Government of Bangladesh.[5]

Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury
সৈয়দা সাজেদা চৌধুরী
Deputy Leader of Jatiya Sangsad
Assumed office
12 February 2009
Personal details
Born (1935-05-08) 8 May 1935 (age 85)
Magura District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s)Golam Akbar Chowdhury

Political careerEdit

Chowdhury became the deputy leader of the House of Bangladesh Parliament in February 2009.[6]

Corruption allegationEdit

On 10 July 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against Chowdhury in connection with concealing wealth worth Tk 1.38 million and amassing it illegally.[7][8] Chowdhury denied the allegation.[9] On 18 November 2008, Bangladesh High Court stayed the proceedings against her in the case which was again upheld by the Supreme Court on 15 February 2010.[7] She was granted bail by the High Court.[10] On 29 November 2010, High Court revoked the proceedings of the case on the ground that the charges against Chowdhury were not specifically disclosed in the case.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Chowdhury was married to Golam Akbar Chowdhury (d. 2015).[12]


  1. ^ সৈয়দা সাজেদা চৌধুরীর ৮৩তম জন্মদিন আজ [Today is the 83rd birthday of Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury] (in Bengali). Jugantor. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ "List of 11th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Sajeda to be deputy leader of House". The Daily Star. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Key Person of Bangladesh Parliament". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Independence Day Award" (PDF). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Sajeda new deputy leader of House". The Daily Star. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b "SC upholds HC order to stay case against Sajeda Chy". The Daily Star. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  8. ^ "ACC sues Sajeda Chy, AKM Jahangir". The Daily Star. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Sajeda bins graft claims against her". The Daily Star. 7 October 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Tofail, Sajeda, MK Anwar granted bail". The Daily Star. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  11. ^ "HC quashes graft case against Sajeda". The Daily Star. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Golam Akbar Chowdhury passes away". The Daily Star. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2016.