Ref: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government intends to make sure that power will change hands through ballot, not bullet.
Her comment came a day after the government had formed an all-party parliamentary committee to review all the amendments brought so far to the constitution of 1972. Read more →
Ref: The House yesterday formed a special committee devoid of representation from the main opposition BNP, to chalk out a constitutional amendment proposal.
The 15-member committee, headed by Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, consists of only Awami League-led ruling alliance lawmakers, as BNP declined to nominate a representative following an invitation from the ruling party. Read more →
Ref:The BNP has replied to the letter from chief whip Abdus Shahid over naming a representative to the all-party constitutional review committee.
The letter was sent to Shahid by a special messenger around 11pm, opposition chief whip Zainal Abdin Farroque told bdnews24.com.
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Ref:Deputy leader of the parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury is going to head the all-party committee to review the country’s constitution, as opposition BNP was discussing whether to have representation on the panel.
Chief whip Abdus Shahid told bdnews24.com on Tuesday night that the 19-strong panel would be formed on Wednesday even if the largest party in the opposition did not nominate a member.
“We have prepared the draft list of 18 members without the BNP. Already it has been shown to the leader of the parliament prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
“The draft list will be tabled in the parliament on Wednesday evening after her final approval,” he added.“If [BNP] doesn’t nominate one, the committee will be formed on Wednesday keeping it vacant.”
“It will be fine if they send a name, but no problem if they don’t.”
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Ref: As part of its anti-government move, the main opposition BNP will observe a mass hunger strike on July 25 to press home a number of demands including release of their party leaders and activists.
The daylong strike will be staged in the capital’s Paltan Maidan from 11:00am to 5:00pm in presence of the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, also leader of the opposition in parliament. Read more →
Reviewing cases filed against Jamaat-e-Islami leaders with different police stations in connection with crimes in 1971, the home ministry yesterday found no legal bar to sending the cases to the International Crimes Tribunal for trial.
However, the investigation officers of the cases would decide whether to have the trials at the tribunal. Once the IOs appeal to the tribunal to take the cases, the tribunal can decide, said home ministry sources. Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →