Khaleda's election-time cabinet formula placed in Parliament, walkout staged

Khaleda’s election-time cabinet formula placed in Parliament, walkout staged


Opposition MPs on Wednesday placed BNP chief and opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s proposal for forming a polls-time interim-government and urged the Prime Minister to accept it for maintaining peace and stability in the country’ for the sake of its democracy.

They also urged the Prime Minister to take effective masseurs for dialogue between the ruling and opposition parties in this regard. Standing on a point of order in the House around 7pm, BNP standing committee member and senior MP Jamiruddin Sircar placed the proposal.

“In the context of the current political situation, I’m in favour of the opposition leader and opposition MPs are proposing that the issue of non-party caretaker government should be resolved through talks,” he told the House. On Monday, Khaleda Zia came up with her own polls-time government formula and proposed forming a non-partisan interim government headed by a respected person to be chosen by a consensus by the ruling and opposition camps.

BNP MPs staged a walkout from the parliament session in the evening protesting the treasury bench lawmaker Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim’s remarks on the rule of slain president Ziaur Rahman. Earlier, the BNP MP’s joined the session and BNP lawmaker Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar placed party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s alternative proposal over formation of the election-time government in the House.

The major opposition MPs staged the walkout while Fazlul Karim Selim told the House that the Awami League was compelled to amend the constitution following the Supreme Court verdict declaring illegal the rule of Ziaur Rahman. – UNB



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