BNP’s 4 other MPs-elect take oath, now Fakhrul left alone


Dhaka, Apr 29 : Following the footstep of Zahidur Rahman Zahid MP (Thakurgaon-3), BNP’s four other MPs-elect took oath as members of the 11th Parliament on Monday.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in around 5:40pm at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban while parliament senior secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan conducted the oath-taking ceremony.

The four BNP MPs are Advocate Abdus Sattar (Brahmanbaria-2), Harun-ur Rashid Harun (Chapainawabganj-3), Aminul Islam (Chapainawabganj-2) and Mosharraf Hossain (Bogura-4).

On Thursday, Zahidur Rahman Zahid (Thakurgaon-3) was sworn in, prompting the party to sack him on Saturday for violating its decision.

With the latest ones, 299 MPs-elect out of 300 in the 11th parliamentary polls were sworn in.

Only BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir did not take oath while the stipulated time for being sworn in expired today.

BNP along with Gonoforum and some other parties joined the election in alliance under the banner of Jatiya Oikyafront. BNP bagged six seats while Gonoforum two in the election.

The alliance turned down the election results bringing the allegation of ‘massive vote robbery’ and decided not to join parliament.

However, Gonoforum’s two MPs-elect Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) and Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) were sworn in on March 7 and April 2 respectively.

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