Oath-taking by 2 Gano Forum MPs-elect won’t affect JOF, says Mosharraf

Staff Correspondent

3rd March, 2019 10:02:28 printer

BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said on Sunday that oath-taking by two MPs-elect of Gano Forum, a component of Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF), will not affect the opposition coalition.

“JOF took a decision that the MPs-elect of the opposition coalition won’t take oath. If two MPs-elect of Gano Forum take oath then it won’t affect us in any way. This is because, we have formed the Oikya Front with a big target,” he said.

The BNP leader was talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the grave of the party founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Banglanagar in the capital. At that time, leaders and activists of the newly-formed convening committee of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal were present.

JOF leaders Sultan Mohammad Monsur and Mokabbir Hossain said on Sunday that they want to take oath to join the parliament. They said that they had sent letters to the Speaker of parliament mentioning their intentions to take oath on March 7.

“If the two JOF members intend to go to parliament then it is their personal matter as well as that of Gana Forum. They will inform about it,” Mosharraf said.

Replying to a question, he said, “Action will be taken according to existing rules against the two MPs-elect elect of Gano Forum, if they take oath.”

“Now, there is lack of spirit of the Liberation War as there is no democracy in the country, people have no voting rights and there is no security of life and property of people. A farcical election was held in the name of 11th parliamentary elections,” he alleged.

The BNP leader said that the voters did not go to the polling stations in the just-concluded Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) polls. It has been proved that the people have expressed their no-confidence to the government.

BNP vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman said the party might announce a programme, if gas prices are increased.