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Debt was 42 lakhs, Shajahan Khan’s income is now 32 times

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The wealth of Awami League MP Shajahan Khan and his wife in Madaripur-2 Constituency has increased significantly in 15 years. Shajahan Khan’s income also increased. In the affidavit filed by him during the Ninth National Assembly election 15 years ago, it is said that he had a debt of Tk 42 lakh. He is not due in the affidavit before the upcoming 12th National Assembly elections. In these 15 years, the income of this former shipping minister has increased 32 times.

Shajahan Khan did not get a place in the cabinet after the 11th National Assembly elections. After losing the ministry, this time according to the affidavit, the income from the business has decreased. In 2008, Shajahan Khan’s annual income was 6 lakh 85 thousand taka. According to his affidavit during his tenure as a minister in 2018, his annual income from business was Tk 3 crore 3 lakh 62 thousand 250. According to the affidavit of 2023 after losing the ministry, the annual income is shown as 2 crore 20 lakh 77 thousand 624 taka. In other words, in 15 years, his income has increased almost 32 times.

This information was obtained by analyzing the data of the affidavit submitted by Shajahan Khan along with the nomination papers in 2008, 2018 and 2023.

Shajahan Khan receives an annual honorarium of Tk 25 lakh 59 thousand 284 as a Member of Parliament. However, in 2018, the amount of this allowance was 24 lakh 67 thousand 580 taka. His wife owns a 10 katha plot in Rajuk Purbachal at an incredibly low price, which is only Tk 23 lakh 5 thousand 600.

Former Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan was a debtor according to the affidavit of 2008 Ninth National Assembly Elections. When Shajahan Khan submitted his nomination papers 15 years ago, his monthly income was Tk 57 thousand 86. Five thousand and two hundred taka per month came from his wife’s teaching. At that time their husband and wife did not have any cash. Rather, the debt was more than 42 lakh rupees.

In 2008, Shajahan Khan’s annual income was 6 lakh 85 thousand 36 taka. Movable assets were Tk 57 lakhs. Now it stands at 2 crore 97 lakh taka.

Shajahan Khan mentions politics, general business and others as professions. His educational qualification mentions graduation (pass). According to the affidavit, he was sentenced to 5 years rigorous imprisonment in 1975 in Gopalganj Sadar police station in a weapons case. Apart from this, he was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment in a case in 1970.

According to the affidavit, Shajahan Khan owns two cars, worth Tk 1 crore 87 lakh. He has a gun and a pistol, worth 3 lakh 2 thousand rupees. There are 80 tolas of gold in the name of the wife, worth 80 thousand taka. But in the previous affidavit, his wife had 15 tolas of gold.

Shajahan Khan was elected Member of Parliament 7 times from Madaripur-2 Constituency. This member of the presidium of the Awami League is also a candidate for the boat symbol of the Awami League in the upcoming 12th National Parliament election.


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