The 12th session of Parliament began on Thursday after a 58-day recess.
The session began at 11:00am with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. The House went into the session to meet the Constitutional obligation amid the fresh surge of the Covid-19 infection in Bangladesh.
At the outset of the session, the Speaker nominated a five-member panel of chairmen.
The panel members are Md Abdul Quddus (Natore-4), Mrinal Kanti Das (Munshiganj-3), Md Nazrul Islam Babu (Narayanganj-2), Md Mujibul Haque (Kishoreganj-3) and Shahadara Mannan (Bogura-1).
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They will conduct the proceedings of Parliament in chronological order in absence of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.
The 12th session of the 11th Parliament will continue for a short period of time due to the growing transmission of Coronavirus.
On March 15 last, President Abdul Hamid summoned the session.
According to the Constitution, a period exceeding 60 days shall not intervene between the end of one session and the first sitting of Parliament in the next session.
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The 11th session (the first session in 2021) was prorogued on February 2 last and the House passed six bills during the previous session.