Quitting parliament: Jatiya Party rejects BNP's call
The Jatiya Party today rejected the BNP's call for its MPs to resign from parliament.
"We have nothing to do with the BNP's call for us to resign from parliament," JP Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu told The Daily Star over the phone.
Chunnu, a lawmaker from Kishorganj-3, said, "The BNP has its own politics and strategy. Our politics and their politics are not the same."
He added, "As part of their strategy, the BNP lawmakers announced their decision to resign from parliament from a rally in Dhaka. We don't have any relation with it."
Jatiya Party, the main opposition in parliament, will announce its next course of action as per its own policy, according to Chunnu.
After seven of its MPs announced their decision to resign from the Jatiya Sangsad at the Golapbagh rally today, the BNP urged the Jatiya Party lawmakers to follow suit.
Gulam Mohammad Siraj of Bogura-6 first made the announcement while addressing the rally.
Zahidur Rahman from Thakurgaon-3, Mosharof Hosen from Bogura-4, Aminul Islam from Chapainawabganj-2 and reserved seat MP Rumeen Farhana also made a similar announcement amid a huge cheer from the party activists.
From the stage, it was also announced that Harunur Rashid from Chapainawabganj-3, and Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan from Brahmanbaria-2 "have also resigned from paliament".
While addressing the rally, Rumeen said, "All seven lawmakers have emailed their resignation letters to the Speaker. As the parliament is closed today, we will submit our resignations in writing tomorrow."