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Unopposed election of 153 MPs legal: Speaker

Unopposed election of 153 MPs legal: Speaker

The 153 lawmakers have been elected unopposed in the January 5 national election in line with the Representation of the People Order (RPO), Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said today. “Therefore, unopposed election of 153 lawmakers are legal and the January 5 election was held within the legal framework,” she said. “The matter (MPs’ elected unopposed) cannot be compared to any stigma,” she said at a reception programme at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka today. The programme was organised by Bangladesh Parliament Journalists Associations to give reception to the Speaker and ruling...

‘Speaker’s consent not required to arrest Latif’

‘Speaker’s consent not required to arrest Latif’

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said her permission is not necessary to detain sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique outside parliament premises. She came up with the remarks while reacting to State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan’s view that that law enforcement agencies need Speaker’s prior permission to arrest Latif. “What the state minister for home has said is wrong. The Speaker has nothing to do with this,” she said while talking to reporters at her office in the Jatiya Sangsad. Talking to reporters at his Secretariat office, Asaduzzaman said law enforcement agencies could not arrest lawmaker Latif as the parliament is in session at present. Speaker’s permission is required to arrest him...

World leaders have confidence in govt: Speaker

World leaders have confidence in govt: Speaker

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said Bangladeshis have been elected leaders of two international forums which proves the world leaders have confidence in the government and the democracy of the country. Shirin and Awami League lawmaker Saber Hossain Chowdhury have been elected chairperson and president of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Inter-Parliamentary...

Sumitra Mahajan new speaker of Lok Sabha

Sumitra Mahajan new speaker of Lok Sabha

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sumitra Mahajan has been unanimously elected the Speaker of India's parliament, officials say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior MPs from all parties proposed her name in the Lok Sabha (the lower house) on Thursday. Mahajan, 72, is an eight-term MP from Indore in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. A...

Speaker hopeful of resolving issues with India

Speaker hopeful of resolving issues with India

Bangladesh needs not to get worried about India’s commitment to resolving the pending issues of land boundary agreement and sharing of Teesta river water, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said in New Delhi today. Wrapping her four-day official visit to the Indian capital where she held talks with the top Indian leadership, Chaudhury...

RANGPUR-6 CONSTITUENCY

Shirin elected unopposed

Shirin elected unopposed

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury has been elected unopposed from Rangpur-6 constituency as there is no other candidate to contest her. Farid Ahmed, returning officer of Rangpur, made the declaration during a press briefing today.

Shirin likely to stay as Speaker

Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury is likely to be re-elected as the speaker of the 10th parliament while foreign minister of the polls-time cabinet Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali might continue with the office. Amid all these possibilities, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is still looking for a party leader with decent track record to handover the charge of the home ministry. On Tuesday night, the premier at an Awami League Parliamentary Board meeting in her official residence Gono Bhaban hinted Shirin's second term as...

Ershad too takes oath

Ershad too takes oath

Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad takes oath as a lawmaker of the 10th parliament, two days after his party leaders are sworn in

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