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12:00 AM, April 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:16 AM, April 21, 2019

Gonoforum to show-cause MP Mokabbir

Gonoforum will send a show-cause notice to party presidium member and lawmaker Mokabbir Khan, for “violating” its constitution and indulging in “anti- party” activities.

The decision was taken yesterday at a meeting of the party's central committee, said a press release.

“The meeting has decided to serve a show-cause notice on Mokabbir Khan for his activities contrary to the party goal, ideal, principles, programmes and its constitution,” it said.

The party, however, did not mention how Mokabbir indulged in anti-party activities.

On April 2, Gonoforum MP-elect Mokabbir Khan (from Sylhet-2) took oath as a member of the 11th parliament.

Some party central leaders, including its general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu, alleged that Mokabbir was sworn in going against the party decision.

Mokabbir, however, claimed he took oath as per party decision.

Mokabbir is the second lawmaker of the opposition coalition, Jatiya Oikyafront, who joined the 11th parliament as Gonoforum MP-elect Sultan Muhammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) was sworn in on March 7.

Mansur was elected MP contesting the December 30 election with BNP's election symbol “Sheaf of Paddy” while Mokabbir with Gonoforum's symbol “Rising Sun”.

Gonoforum expelled Sultan Mansur hours after he had joined parliament.

In the 26-year history of Gonoforum, Mokabbir is the only leader of the party who became MP with its ticket and symbol.

BNP along with Gonoforum and some other parties joined the December 30 election in alliance under the banner of Jatiya Oikyafront. BNP bagged six seats while Gonoforum two in the election.

Six BNP MPs-elect have still not taken oath, since the party and the alliance turned down the election results bringing allegations of “massive vote robbery”.

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