Oikya Fronts Mansur Mokabbir want to take oath 7 March

first_imgSultan Mohammad Mansur and Mokabbir KhanGano Forum’s two MPs-elect—Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) and Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) — want to be sworn in on 7 March to join the 11th parliament.Talking to UNB, the duo said they sent a letter to speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today (Saturday) requesting her to arrange their oath-taking ceremony on 7 March.Angered by their decision, Gano Forum leaders declared Mansur and Mokabbir persona non grata in their office and threatened to take necessary action against them.Mansur was elected MP from Moulvibazar-2 seat contesting the 30-December election as a Gano Forum candidate under Jatiya Oikya Front platform with BNP’s electoral symbol ‘sheaf of paddy’ while Mokabbir from Sylhet-2 constituency with Gano Forum’s election symbol ‘rising sun’.Mansur said they both decided to be sworn in on the historic 7 March if the Speaker takes steps in this regard as per their letter.He also said he has no relation with Gano Forum as he was a candidate of Jatiya Oikya Prokriya.Mansur said he talked to Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain barely five days back and found him positive about his joining parliament.Asked whether he consulted Oikya Front leaders about the matter, he said as a steering committee member he himself took the decision considering the interests of people of his constituency. “People of my constituency elected me braving serious adversities. Now it’s my duty to work for them and respect their mandate.”Mansur said he will play a constructive role in parliament as an independent member of parliament of Jatiya Oikya Prokriya.Mokabbir Khan said he took the decision to take oath as their most party leaders, except a few ones, are in favour of joining the House.He said Kamal Hossain made positive remarks in this regard at different meetings of the party.Mokabbir, also a presidium member of Gano Forum, said he mainly took the decision as people who made him MP are creating pressure on him to join parliament to work for them.Contacted, Gano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu said the two-MPs elect will violate the party decision if they take oath, and they will subsequently face action.“Our party’s decision is not sending the two MPs to parliament. We’ll take all the necessary action if they take oath,” he added.Montu said Kamal Hossain is in no way positive about taking oath by the two party MPs -elect. “The duo is giving false statement involving our president with their decision to take oath. Sir (Kamal) did not permit them to take oath.”Gano Forum central leader Rafiqul Islam Pathik said their party leaders declared the duo unwarranted in their office since they sent a letter to the speaker for taking oath violating the party decision.BNP along with Gano Forum and some other parties joined the 30 December election in alliance under the banner of Jatiya Oikya Front. BNP bagged six seats while Gano Forum two in the election.The alliance turned down the election results bringing the allegation of ‘massive vote robbery’ and demanded fresh polls.The first session of the new parliament began on 30 January without the participation of the eight MPs-elect of Oikya Front.last_img

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