Law Minister Anisul Haque commented that the independent candidates can form an alliance and become the opposition party in the parliament, otherwise the Jatiya Party can become the opposition party as the second majority. However, the law minister commented that it will be known who will be in the opposition party of the new parliament only after the MPs take oath.
Law Minister Anisul Haque told reporters at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
He also said, ‘It is important to know first how many of the winning independent candidates want to return to Awami League. After this is confirmed, the position of the opposition party will be clear. Regarding the opposition party, the leader of parliament and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take the decision, said the minister.
He also said, “If the independent candidates form a coalition and are not in the opposition party, Jatiya Party can be the opposition party as the second majority.”
Meanwhile, the meeting of the new parliamentary party of Bangladesh Awami League in the 12th National Parliament has been called tomorrow at 12 noon on Wednesday. This is the first meeting of the parliamentary party of Awami League. Meanwhile, the swearing-in of the members of parliament who won the election is going to be held tomorrow, Wednesday, at Jatiya Sangsad Bhavan. And this year’s government’s new cabinet will be sworn in next Thursday.
Voting for the National Assembly elections was held last Sunday. Polling started in 299 constituencies on this day, but Election Commission suspended the polling in Mymensingh-3 constituencies due to irregularities.
Out of 298 seats, Awami League alone won 222 seats. Besides, Jatiya Party won 11 seats, Kalyan Party, Workers Party and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal won one seat each. Apart from this, independent candidates have won 62 seats.