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Removal of SC Judges

Sangsad to amend constitution today

Some lawmakers of Jatiya Party and Workers Party have sought changes to the 16th constitutional amendment bill that aims to restore parliament's authority to remove a Supreme Court judge on grounds of misbehaviour or incapacity. The Jatiya Sangshad will pass the bill today, Ashraful Maqbul, senior secretary at parliament secretariat, told reporters at his office yesterday. A lawmaker's proposal said if allegations against an SC judge are proved to be true, the parliament will then pass a resolution supported by at...

Separate Meeting With MPs

Ershad denies

Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad yesterday denied holding any separate meeting of its parliamentary body at his parliament office on Sunday. Also a special envoy to the prime minister, Ershad in a statement said some JP lawmakers just called on him at his room after the JP parliamentary party's meeting, with Leader of the Opposition Raushan Ershad in the chair. Widely known as an unpredictable character for his flip-flops on political issues, the former military ruler claimed that he could not...

Amendments hurt judiciary

The constitutional amendments made by the governments of Awami League, BNP and Jatiya Party have undermined the independence, transparency and image of the Supreme Court, a House committee has said. The parliamentary standing committee on the law ministry has come up with the observation, describing the four amendments to article 96 of the constitution that deals with retirement age of judges and their removal on grounds of misconduct or incapacity. The committee in its report prepared on scrutiny of the constitutional...

Jatiya Party drama goes on

Jatiya Party drama goes on

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad and a number of JP lawmakers today boycotted the party’s parliamentary forum’s emergency meeting, intensifying the intra-party rift. Leader of the opposition Raushan Ershad, also wife of the JP boss, on Saturday night convened the JP parliamentary party’s meeting for today to discuss various issues including relieving of Moshiur...

PM also leader of opposition party: Bablu

PM also leader of opposition party: Bablu

Jatiya Party Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu today ruled out any conflict in the party and defended a group of JP leaders’ discussion with the prime minister over the JP’s internal affairs. Referring to the four JP leaders’ meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bablu at a press briefing said in the parliamentary democracy, the opposition party is called the shadow government. “The prime minister is the leader of parliament. She is, therefore, also leader of the opposition party. That’s why we must talk to the premier,” he added. The press briefing was organised at the JP Chairman HM Ershad’s office at Banani in Dhaka following today’s media reports that four JP...

JP leaders face off at JS lobby

JP leaders face off at JS lobby

State Minister for LGRD and Jatiya Party MP Moshiur Rahman Ranga and Opposition Chief Whip Tajul Islam Chowdhury were on the verge of a scuffle with JP Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu this evening at Jatiya Sangsad lobby. During the Maghrib prayer break, Ranga and Tajul engaged in a heated debate with Bablu over...

Ershad relieves Ranga, Tajul as presidium members

Ershad relieves Ranga, Tajul as presidium members

Jatiya Party (JP) chairman HM Ershad today relieved two presidium members -- Moshiur Rahman Ranga and Tajul Islam Chowdhury -- from their positions in the party. The step comes in action for their "indecent" comments about the party chief, Bangla Daily Prothom Alo quotes some JP sources as saying. Ranga is state minister for local...

Tarique's wife sacked from govt job

Tarique's wife sacked from govt job

Zubaida Rahman, wife of BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, has been dismissed from government job as she has been absent from work for long "without permission". Zubaida, a physician, had been posted at an upazila health complex in Tangail. “All are equal before law. Already, action has been taken against her. She has been dismissed,” Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim told parliament yesterday. Many Awami League and Jatiya Party MPs thumped their desks at the announcement. Zubaida, who was doing Doctor of Medicine (third part) at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, went to London with her husband and daughter in September 2008. Tarique, elder son of BNP chief Khaleda Zia, went...

JP may quit govt

The parliamentary party of the main opposition Jatiya Party has decided in principle that it will quit the government to turn the party into a “real opposition”, said JP insiders. The decision came yesterday at a meeting of the JP parliamentary party where JP lawmakers observed that people don't consider the party a “real opposition” as it is in the government and the opposition. The party, however, didn't decide on when it would quit the cabinet, said the sources. When several JP...

Ershad urges BNP to join with JP

Ershad urges BNP to join with JP

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad today called upon BNP to join with his party as a nationalist force after leaving “the war crimes accused” Jamaat-e-Islam. "You (BNP chief Khaleda Zia) have announced that you will wage a tough anti-government movement and also said a lot of things regarding this. But you are absent from the streets as you have no strength to forge a movement," the JP boss said. He was addressing a rally at Mizan Maidan at Feni town on the occasion of the party’s district council. Ershad, also a special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, criticised Khaleda saying that she was in power for two times but did not...

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