222 members of parliament elected from Awami League took oath in the 12th national parliament election. Speaker Dr. read the oath of the newly elected members of parliament at 10 am on Wednesday. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury.
Earlier, Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, who was elected from Rangpur-6 (Pirganj) seat, read her oath. After that, he read the oath of other parliamentarians.
Meanwhile, the new cabinet is going to be formed tomorrow Thursday evening. There are indications that there will be several reshuffles in the new cabinet.
The last cabinet had a total of 44 members including 23 ministers, 18 state ministers and 3 deputy ministers. 3 of them did not get nomination from the party in this election. And 3 lost the election.
It is known that several new faces will come in the next cabinet to accelerate the ongoing development work of the government.
Preparations are being made for the swearing-in of the new cabinet at Bangabhaban tomorrow Thursday evening at 7 o’clock, Cabinet Secretary Md. Mahbub Hossain. However, the list of new ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers for oath has not yet come to the cabinet department, he said.
Law Minister Anisul Haque said that the responsibility of the ministry may be given immediately after the cabinet members take oath on Thursday. But it all depends on the Prime Minister.
Voting for the National Assembly elections was held last Sunday. Polling started in 299 constituencies on this day, but Election Commission (EC) suspended the polling in Mymensingh-3 constituencies due to irregularities. In addition, the EC postponed the polling in Naogaon-2 constituency due to the death of a candidate. Voting in this seat will be held on February 12.
EC declared the result of total 298 seats. It can be seen that Awami League single-handedly 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.
In the meantime, many countries including India, Russia, China, Japan have congratulated Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who will become the Prime Minister for the fourth and fifth consecutive terms.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal announced the schedule of the 12th National Assembly elections on November 15. According to the schedule, the last date for filing nomination papers was last November 30. Nominations were collected from 1st to 4th December. And the appeal against the decision of the Returning Officer was filed from 6 to 15 December.
Besides, the deadline for withdrawal of candidature was December 17. And the symbol was allotted on 18 December. The candidates started campaigning that day. After that, the campaign continued till 8 am last Friday.
Out of 44 parties registered by the Election Commission (EC), 28 parties participated in this election. Other like-minded parties including BNP did not participate.