Gono Forum's MP-elect Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) is going to be sworn in today, following the footsteps of Sultan Mohammad Mansur.
In response to a letter sent by Mokabbir to Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday, an arrangement has been made for him to take oath at 12 noon today at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Gono Forum Central Executive Committee Member Maj (retd) Afsary Ameen Ahmed carried the letter to parliament around 4:40pm.
In the letter, the MP-elect said that with his party's consent, he has decided to take oath either on April 2 or 3.
Replying to a question, he also said Dr Kamal gave him green signal to take oath. “Besides, the people of my constituency also requested me to be sworn in.”
Mokabbir said he sent the letter as per the decision of the party's presidium members. “The party leaders and its president Dr Kamal Hossain are aware of it.”
On March 7, Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) took oath as a member of the 11th parliament.
Earlier on March 3, two Gono Forum MP-elects sent separate letters to the Speaker, requesting her to arrange their oath-taking ceremony on March 7.
However, Mokabbir did not take oath on that day.
BNP along with Gono Forum and some other parties formed an alliance and took part in the national election under the banner of Jatiya Oikyafront. BNP bagged six seats while Gono Forum got two.
The alliance turned down the election results alleging “massive vote robbery” and decided not to join parliament.
Gono Forum expelled Sultan Mansur hours after he joined parliament.