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Jamalpur MP Faridul Haque set to become new state minister for religious affairs

| Updated: November 24, 2020 16:09:47


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File photos shows Awami League lawmaker Md Faridul Haque Khan — Collected File photos shows Awami League lawmaker Md Faridul Haque Khan — Collected

Awami League lawmaker Faridul Haque Khan is scheduled to be sworn-in as a state minister.

President Md Abdul Hamid will administer the oath to the new officeholder at 7:00 pm Tuesday at Bangabhaban's Darbar Hall, according to the head of state's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin.

Typically, the presidential palace hosts a brief event when one or two ministers or state ministers take oath. But the arrangements are likely to be further downscaled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the country, reports bdnews24.com.

The Cabinet Division usually organises the swearing-in ceremonies, but it has not communicated anything officially yet.

Speculation was rife on social media about the swearing-in of a new state minister on Monday, while some news outlets also reported on the matter. But the government has so far remained tight-lipped over it.

Md Faridul Haque Khan Dulal, a ruling party MP from Jamalpur-2 (Islampur), is representing the constituency for the third time.

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