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Speaker Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the BNP-led opposition lawmakers to return to parliament and play their role.
“I hope they [opposition lawmakers] will soon return to parliament and do their duties to the people,” the Speaker said in his winding up speech in the budget session.
BNP-led opposition lawmakers boycotted the entire budget session which was prorogued yesterday after 29 sittings.
The budget session began on May 27. The finance minister placed the budget for the current fiscal on June 7 which was passed on June 28.
The House held over 43 hours' discussion on the proposed budget.
“The budget has been more people-oriented following the discussion,” the Speaker said in his speech. Over 200 lawmakers of Awami League-led ruling alliance joined the discussion.
Earlier, the Speaker rejected 20 notices submitted by four BNP lawmakers demanding discussion in parliament on various important issues.
The Speaker did not reveal the content of their notices. But he said he could have accepted one or two notices for holding discussion had they attended the House.
Meanwhile, the Speaker informed the House about the resignation of Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj from parliament. “I accepted his resignation as it was submitted to me lawfully,” he said.
The parliament secretariat yesterday issued a gazette notification declaring Sohel Taj's parliament seat vacant.