Last opportunity to take oath 

Dhaka, Friday   21 June 2019

Last opportunity to take oath 

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:55 PM, 29 April 2019  

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The five elected members of BNP, who came victorious in the 11th parliamentary elections, will have to take the oath on Monday. Otherwise, their seat will vacate.  

Five elected in elections who still not take oath- BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir (Bogura-6), Aminul Islam (Chapainawabganj-2), Md. Harunur Rashid (Chapainawabganj-3), Ukil Abdus Sattar (Brahmanbaria-2) and Md. Mosharraf Hossain (Bogura-4). 

Earlier on Thursday, Zahidur Rahman took oath. There is a buzz that other leaders exclude party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir could join the parliament. 

According to the constitution, the elected MPs must be sworn in the next 90 days of the first meeting of the parliament. Otherwise, their seat will be declared vacant by canceling the membership. The first meeting of the 11th Parliament was held on January 30. This means the oath must be taken by April 29.   

Elected from the BNP are eager to swear. But after Zahidur Rahman took oath, others were confused due to the decision of the party's top leadership.

Harunur Rashid elected from Chapainawabganj-3 constituency with ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ symbol wants to take oath in the 11th Parliament, but he said that he will be waiting for the party's decision.

“We are waiting for the party's decision. We have agreed to the team. Hopefully, we'll get good news. I cannot comment further. Today is the last day. Yes, no decision will come,” he said on Monday afternoon adding, “The parliament session is going on. So we can take oath any time.”

There are discussions that the elected Aminul Islam and Harunur Rashid can take oath on Monday. Of these, Harunur Rashid is the BNP's central joint secretary general. 

There is a lot of anxiety about what is the role of old leader Ukil Abdus Sattar. On Thursday, he said that he would pray for a proper decision.

It is to be noted that on December 30, the BNP won only six seats in the 11th parliamentary elections. And Ganoforum’s two seats, the Oikyafront won a total number of eight seats. Among them, Ganoforum’s two and BNP's one have been sworn in as an MP. 

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