The Parliament yesterday unanimously adopted a condolence motion, expressing deep shock at the death of ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdul Mannan from Bogura-1.
Abdul Mannan died of cardiac arrest at a Dhaka hospital on Saturday, aged 67.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury moved the condolence motion in the House.
Participating in the motion, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she made Abdul Mannan Chhatra League president in 1982.
“He also helped organise Chhatra League at that time,” said Hasina, also leader of the House.
The premier said a few days before his death, Abdul Mannan met with her and spoke about various issues.
“It seemed to me that Mannan was not happy as he did not get any post in the Awami League central committee after the just concluded council,” Hasina said.
“I told him that I did not leave him. He is in Awami League. While talking, I noticed that his physical condition was not so good and I advised him to go for a thorough check-up,” Hasina further said.
Later, prayers seeking his eternal peace was offered in the House.