Cricketer Mashrafe bin Mortaza and 5 people have been appointed as whips of the 12th National Parliament and a notification has been issued. This information was informed in two separate notifications signed by KM Abdus Salam, Senior Secretary of the Human Resource Department of the Parliament Secretariat today. Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury, Member of Parliament of Madaripur-1 Constituency has been made Chief Whip.
It is said in the notification that President Mohammad Sahabuddin has appointed Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury elected from Madaripur-1 as the Chief Whip of the Parliament. In another notification, the newly appointed 5 whips are – Member of Parliament for Narail-2 and former national team captain Mashrafe Bin Murtaza, MP for Dinajpur-3 Constituency Iqbalur Rahim, Member of Parliament for Joypurhat-2 Constituency Abu Saeed Al Mahmud Swapan, Narayanganj-2 Constituency. Nazrul Islam Babu and Member of Parliament for Cox’s Bazar-3 Saimum Sarwar Kamal.
Awami League led by Sheikh Hasina formed the government for the fourth time in a row after winning the elections on January 7. Awami League got 222 seats out of 299 seats in this election.
Bangladesh Workers Party and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal) which came in alliance with Awami League got one seat each. And Bangladesh Kalyan Party got 1 seat. In contrast, Jatiya Party has only 11 seats. And independents got 62 seats.
The first meeting of the Awami League parliamentary party was held on January 10. Awami League President Sheikh Hasina was again elected as Parliament Leader and Matia Chowdhury as Deputy Leader. On the same day, Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury was elected as the Chief Whip of the ruling party in Parliament.
The next day at Bangabhaban President Md. Awami League President Sheikh Hasina took oath as Prime Minister for the fifth time to Sahabuddin. 36 members of the new cabinet took oath on this day.
In the meantime, the newly elected members of parliament have also taken oath. The first session of the twelfth parliament will be held on January 30 with the newly elected parliamentarians.