HC order on writ challenging MPs’ oath-taking Thursday | 2019-01-17

HC order on writ challenging MPs’ oath-taking Thursday

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17th January, 2019 02:51:32 printer

HC order on writ challenging MPs’ oath-taking Thursday

The High Court will pass its order on Thursday on a writ filed seeking its directives to revoke the oath of the MPs of the 11th parliament.

 

The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal fixed the date on Wednesday after hearing the petition, reports UNB.

 

Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Taherul Islam Tawhid filed the writ on Monday seeking its directives to revoke the oath of the MPs of the 11th parliament, citing they were sworn in illegally before the expiry of the 10th parliament.

 

As per the writ, the Speaker administered oath to the new MPs on January 3 following publication of a gazette which is the violation of section 123(3) of the constitution as they were sworn in before the expiry of the 10th parliament.

 

The five-year tenure of the 10th parliament was supposed to end on January 28.

 

The Speaker, Chief Election Commissioner and Cabinet Secretary were made respondents to the writ which sought court’s directives to issue gazette after cancelling the oath.


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