Mokabbir to face party music
Gonoforum will take organisational action against its lawmaker Mokabbir Khan as he took oath as a member of parliament defying the party's decision.
“Mokabbir took oath based on his personal will and the party is shocked due to his involvement in the anti-party activities,” it said in a statement sent to the media.
The statement also said the party's central leaders, including its president, and general secretary, were not aware of his taking oath as an MP.
Mokabbir gave baseless and fabricated statements in the media about the party and its president, it said.
Gonoforum will also take actions if any leader of the party sides with Mokabbir regarding the oath-taking.
Elected from Sylhet-2, Mokabbir, a presidium member of Gonoforum, was the second MP from the opposition coalition, Jatiya Oikyafront, to join the newly elected parliament.
Sultan Muhammad Mansur -- elected from Moulvibazar-2 -- was sworn in on March 7.
Gonoforum expelled Sultan Mansur from the party hours after he took the oath as MP -- violating the party's decision.
Mokabbir on April 1 sent a letter, using Gonoforum's letterhead, to the Speaker -- requesting her to make arrangements for administrating the oath.
On March 3, the two Gonoforum lawmakers-elect sent separate letters to the Speaker, requesting her to arrange an oath-taking ceremony on March 7.
However, Mokabbir did not take oath at the time, citing “unavoidable reasons”.