Gonoforum expels Mansur hours after taking oath as lawmaker
March 7th, 2019 at 9:15 pm
Gonoforum expels Mansur hours after taking oath as lawmaker

Dhaka – Sultan Mohammad Mansur Ahmed was expelled from his party Gonoforum hours after he took oath as a lawmaker in 11th parliament, party officials said on Thursday.

His party said Ahmed violated the decision that Gonoforum, a partner of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, would not join the parliament since the December 30 election was rigged.  

​Mosfata Mohsin Montu, general secretary of the forum, made the announcement at a press conference at its office in Dhaka.

Ahmed contested the from Moulvibazar-2 constituency with the election symbol of BNP and won the seat as a leader of the Gonoforum.

As he wrote to parliamentary speaker Sirin Sharmin Chaudhury that he would take oath on Thursday, the speaker administered his oath in parliament building.

The other lawmaker-election from Gonoforum Mokabbir Khan did not take oath despite he had written to the speaker to do so.

Kamal Hossain, leader of the Jatiya Oikya Front leaders, including Dr boycotted the election results and called for a fresh election. The Awami League-led alliance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won majority seats in the 300-strong parliament (as the direct election was held to 300 seats). Fifty other members were elected on reserved seat for women by the lawmakers.

The BNP of jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia won only six seats. The BNP’s lawmakers elect did not join parliament.

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