Subrata Thakur: A competent successor of Harichand Thakur

Published : 25 Nov 2023 10:07 PM | Updated : 26 Nov 2023 12:54 AM
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Sri Subrata Thakur, a competent successor of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur, the Lord of scheduled caste Hindus of greater Bengal, now Chairman of Kashiani Upazila Parishad, sought nomination for the Member of Parliament (MP) from Gopalganj-1(Moksodpur-Kashiyani), Khulna-1 (Dacop-Batiaghata) and Khulna-5 (Fultala-Dumuria) constituencies for the 12th parliamentary elections.

Subrata Thakur, son of Sri Himashupati Thakur, now the executive president of Bangladesh Matua Mahasangha central committee, was born in Urakandi Thakurbari on 31st December, 1973.

After completion his primary and secondary education, he was admitted to Ramdia Government SK College under Kashiyani upazila.

He completed his higher secondary and Bachelor degree from the college where he was elected general secretary (GS) and vice-president (VP) of the college students’ union in 1989-90 and 1994-1995 sessions respectively. He also performed as the general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Kashiani Upazila unit. He was later elected as Chairman of Urakandi union council at the early age (2003-2009).

He was later elected chairman of Kashiyani upazila parishad in 2009 and performed his duty successfully till 2014.

Later, he was given the charge of Forest and Environment Affairs Secretary of Kashiyani upazila unit of Awami League (AL) in 2015 and continued till 2022.

Then he was made a Joint General Secretary of Gopalganj district AL.

Mr Thakur, at the age of 40, became very well known in AL politics in Gopalganj as well as throughout the country. 

He also became very popular among the Matuas all over the country and also in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Subrata Thakur, the most energetic and pragmatic leader of the new generation, has a long political and religious history background. His forefathers were well known and recognized in United Bengal, the then East Pakistan and West Bengal as well as Indian politics.

Barrister PR Thakur, the grandson of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur, was elected as a member of parliament (MP) of the United Bengal in 1937. He was also an MP from provincial assembly in 1946, side by side he was also elected as member of constituent assembly of the United India.

His forefather Sri Shachipati Thakur was elected MP of the then east Pakistan Provincial Assembly in 1964 from Gopalganuj constituency. After 60 years of political history, Sri Subrata Thakur has been declared himself as MP candidate from the same area of Gopalganj-1 constituency.

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