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Five parliamentary seats vacant now after BNP MPs resignation: Speaker

Five parliamentary seats vacant now after BNP MPs resignation: Speaker

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said that as five Member of Parliament of BNP have submitted resignation in person their seats have fallen vacant.

“I have received resignation letters from five BNP MPs. Among the remaining two, one is sick and another is abroad. There is no constitutional obligation to submit resignation letters in person. Now the Parliament Secretariat will scrutinize the letters of the two MPs and decide on them later,” she told reporters at her office at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

About BNP MP Harunur Rashid’s resignation, the Speaker said that he will have to send his resignation letter again due to some technicalities.

“Harun has resigned through email and his signature was included in the letter through scanning, which is unacceptable. He’ll have to sign the letter by himself and send it again,” Shirin said.

The Speaker added that the Parliament Secretariat will soon issue a notification declaring the seats of the resigned MPs vacant.