Abdul Wadud Dara
Abdul Wadud Dara

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Former Member of Parliament
Politics, Business

Full Name: Kazi Md. Abdul Wadud Dara

Affiliation: Bangladesh Awami League

Current Position: President of Rajshahi District unit

Date of Birth: October 21, 1962

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Rajshahi

Constituency: 56, Rajshahi-5

Term: Second (9th-2008, 10th-2014)

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Abdul Wadud Dara (born 21 October 1962) is a Bangladeshi politician, businessman and former Member of Parliament represented Rajshahi-5 (Puthia-Durgapur) constituency. He served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Food of 10th parliament under the Awami League government. He is the President of Rajshahi District Awami League.

Dara's ancestral home is in the village of Biraldah in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi district. He holds Honors and Master's degree in Physics from Rajshahi University.

Dara was elected to Parliament in 2008 from Rajshahi-5 (Puthia-Durgapur) constituency as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League. He was re-elected on 5 January 2014 from Rajshahi-5 unopposed after the opposition boycotted the election. He is the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Food of 10th parliament. He failed to receive the Awami League nomination on 2018 parliamentary election which went to Mansur Rahman.

Dara's supporters stuffed ballot boxes with fake votes in a January 2009 election for Chairman and Vice Chairman in Rajshahi. Eight of his supporters were arrested by members of Bangladesh Army from the polling station. On 5 February 2013, Dara's supporters rallied through Rajshahi with weapons following an inter-party clash. He filed a cases against the Daily Prothom Alo under section 499 and 500 of the Bangladesh Penal Code for allegedly defamatory news stories.

In December 2019, Dara was appointed the President of Rajshahi District unit of Awami League.

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