Gano Forum can not cancel Sultan Mansur’s JS membership: AG

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7th March, 2019 09:42:55 printer

Gano Forum can not cancel Sultan Mansur’s JS membership: AG

Gano Forum can not cancel Parliamentary membership of Sultan Mohammad Mansur, who took oath on Thursday defying party decision, said the Attorney General.


Mahbubey Alam also said the parliamentary membership of Sultan Mansur will be remaining valid as he neither resigned from the party nor voted against the party.


The Attorney General told this while responding to a question regarding legal aspects of his inclusion to the Jatiya Sangsad as a parliament member.


As per Article 70 of the constitution membership of a lawmaker will be vacated if he or she resigns from the party or votes in parliament against the party, He explained.


Article 70 says, “A person elected as a member of Parliament at an election at which he was nominated as a candidate by a political party shall vacate his seat if he –(a)         resigns from that party; or (b) votes in Parliament against that party; but shall not thereby be disqualified for subsequent election as a member of Parliament.”


The attorney general also said there is no lawmaker from Ganoforum in the parliament other than Sultan Mansur.


Therefore, nobody from Ganoforum can cancel his parliamentary membership, Advocate Mahbubey Alam added.