Gono Forum's Mokabbir to take oath Tuesday

UNB . Dhaka | Update:

Mokabbir KhanGono Forum MP-elect Mokabbir Khan, who won the last national polls from Sylhet-2 constituency, is going to be sworn in on Tuesday, following the footstep of fellow party MP Sultan Mohammad Mansur.

In response to a letter sent by Mokabbir to Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Monday, an arrangement has been made to administer the oath at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Tuesday noon.

Gono forum central executive committee member Afsary Ameen Ahmed carried the letter to the parliament around 4:40pm.

In the letter sent in a letterhead of Gono Forum, the MP-elect said, "Me and my party has decided to take oath either on April 2 or 3."

Talking to UNB, Mokabbir said he sent the letter as per the decision of their party's presidium members. "The party leaders and its president Dr Kamal Hossain are aware of it."

Replying to a question, he also said Kamal gave him the green signal to take the oath. "Besides, the people of my constituency also requested me to be sworn in."

On March 7, Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament.

Earlier on March 3, two Gono Forum MPs-elect sent separate letters to the Speaker requesting her to arrange their oath-taking ceremony on historic March 7.

However, Mokabbir Khan did not take oath on that day.

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

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 had joined parliament.

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