Dhaka, April 1 (UNB) – Gono Forum’s another MP-elect Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) is going to be sworn in on Tuesday, following the footstep of party MP Sultan Mohammad Mansur.
In response to a letter sent by Mokabbir to Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Monday, an arrangement has been made to administrate oath to him at 12pm on Tuesday at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Gono forum central executive committee member Maj (retd) Afsary Ameen Ahmed carried the letter to parliament around 4:40pm.
In the letter sent in a letterhead of Gono Forum, the MP-elect said, “Me and my party has decided to take oath either on April 2 or 3.”
Talking to UNB, Mokabbir said he sent the letter as per the decision of their party’s presidium members. “The party leaders and its president Dr Kamal Hossain are aware of it.”
Replying to a question, he also said Dr Kamal gave him the green signal to take oath. “Besides, the people of my constituency also requested me to be sworn in.”
However, party general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu said their party is rigid on its decision of not sending Mokabbir to parliament. “It’s his personal decision, not our party one.”
Gono Forum training affairs secretary Rafiqul Islam Pathik said their party leaders cannot use its letterhead without Gono Forum secretary general’s permission. “If he (Mokabbir) sent the letter to the Speaker using our party letterhead, he did an illegal thing.”
He also said no party meeting took any decision to permit Mokabbir to take oath as an MP. “Even if Kamal had asked him to take oath it would not be a party decision. We also know Dr Kamal is always against sending party MPs to current parliament as it’s not elected with people’s votes.”
Pathik said their party may take punitive actions against Mokabbir if he takes oath.
On March 7, Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament.
Earlier on March 3, two Gono Forum MPs-elect sent separate letters to the Speaker requesting her to arrange their oath-taking ceremony on historic March 7.
However, Mokabbir Khan did not take oath on that day.
BNP along with Gono Forum and some other parties joined the December-30 election in alliance under the banner of Jatiya Oikyafront. BNP bagged six seats while Gono Forum two in the election.
The alliance turned down the election results bringing the allegation of 'massive vote robbery' and decided not to join parliament.
Gono Forum expelled Sultan Mansur hours after he had joined parliament.
Bagerhat, Apr 1 (UNB) – All ruling Awami League chairmen candidates won in Sunday’s upazila polls.
Six of them were elected unopposed and three others, who contested the polls, also emerged victorious.
The chairmen-elect are – Swapan Kumar Das (Fakirhat), Shahinul Alam Sana (Mollahat), Shah-i-Alam Bachchu (Morrelganj), Sardar Nasir Uddin (Sadar), SM Mahfuzur Rahman (Kachua), Abu Taher Hawladar (Mongla), Ashok Kumar Boral (Chitalmari), Sheikh Moazzem Hossain (Rampal) and Kamal Uddin Akon (Sharankhola).
Bagerhat’s additional deputy commissioner, returning officers and the district’s election officers announced the results around 10:30pm on Sunday.
Dhaka, Apr 1 (UNB) - Though its chairperson Khaleda Zia has been taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), BNP is still rigid on its stance on shifting her to any specialised hospital for ensuring her better treatment.
“We’re seriously worried about her health condition. That’s why we want Khaleda Zia to be taken to a specialised hospital for her proper treatment,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
He came up with the remark while talking to reporters in front of BSMMU’s cabin block.
Fakhrul, however, hoped that the government will put in its all-out efforts to provide Khaleda with the best treatment at BSMMU by creating a good atmosphere.
“We want the government to create a healthy atmosphere so that Khaleda Zia doesn’t feel she is receiving treatment like other ordinary prisoner. We still demand our leader be shifted to a specialised hospital,” he said.
Mentioning that the medical board formed with the directive of the High Court directed the jail authorities to ensure treatment to Khlaeda with the consultation of her personal physicians, the BNP leader said they hope the authorities will follow the directive.
Asked whether Khaleda Zia was taken to BSMMU against her will, Fakhrul said they are not sure about it.
He said Khaleda’s health condition could have deteriorated further had she not been admitted to the hospital today.
Earlier, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken to BSMMU for her treatment around 12:35 pm.
On March 10, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia reportedly declined to go to BSMMU for receiving treatment.
Jailer of Old Dhaka Central Jail Mahbubul Islam told journalists that the BNP chairperson refused to go to BSMMU for treatment though they had all the preparations to take her there.