Category: Politics

AL writes to Khaleda on all-party nominee

The ruling Awami League has written to BNP to nominate its representative to the all-party parliamentary committee that will review the country’s constitution as per the High Court’s verdict.

Chief whip Abdus Shahid on Sunday night mailed a letter addressed to Khaleda Zia requesting the chief of the largest party in opposition to send in the name of the nominee for the panel, which will be formed soon. Read more →

Mohiuddin files case against CCC Mayor

ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury has filed a case on Sunday against the newly elected mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Manzur Alam for concealing information.

Ruling Awami League backed Mohiuddin, the defeated candidate of the CCC mayor election, has filed the case with the First Joint District Magistrate Court of Justice Golam Faruque. Read more →

Khaleda invited to Ctg mayoral oath ceremony

Ref: Main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been invited to the oath swearing programme of the newly elected Chittagong mayor M Manzur Alam, the Awami League leader general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said on Saturday.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will administer the oath of BNP-backed mayor-elect at her office at 10am on Sunday.

Khaleda invited to Ctg mayoral oath ceremony

Ashraf said that the oath programme of 41 councillors and 14 female councillors of reserved seats will be held at the LGED office at Agargaon at 12pm the same day. Read more →

BNP warns against 1972 constitution

Ref: The main opposition BNP has threatened to launch a mass movement unless the ruling party stops its move to reinstate the 1972 constitution. Citing the prime minster’s call to form an all-party parliamentary committee to amend the constitution, Read more →

AL reverting to 'Rakkhi Bahini culture': Moudud

Ref: Senior opposition BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has said the present Awami League-led government is using the law enforcers to suppress opposition.

He also said that the AL has again resorted to the ‘Rakkhi Bahini culture,’ just like in the past. The Jatiyo Rakkhi Bahini was a controversial political militia force formed in 1975 with a status of an elite force and was assigned to recover arms from the civilians.

AL reverting to 'Rakkhi Bahini culture': Moudud

The policymaking standing committee member also termed the government a ‘weak’ one.
Read more →

Jamaat will be banned if ’72 charter revived-Suranjit Sengupta

Ref: Awami League lawmaker Suranjit Sengupta says reverting to the original constitution of 1972 will lead to ban on the politics of Jamaat-e-Islami, the weapons and financial supplier and biggest patron of the banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

Jamaat will be banned if '72 charter revived-Suranjit Sengupta

He also revealed that prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged for speedy formation of a constitutional commission to revert to the original charter of the nation.

Suranjit was speaking at a seminar titled ‘War criminal trials and banning Jamaat’s politics’ organised by Bangabandhu Academy at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity Auditorium on Friday. Read more →

Reformed watchdogs, if needed: PM

Ref: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said the chairmen or members will be removed and the parliamentary standing committees reconstituted if they have interests that run counter to those of the watchdogs. Read more →