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The first session of the 12th Parliament with the highest number of independent members is on Tuesday

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The first session of the 12th National Parliament will begin tomorrow Tuesday with the most independent parliamentarians in history. This time there will be 62 independent MPs in the role of opposition party along with Jatiya Party. Experts say that expectations are low with Japa, so extra focus will be on independents.

The first session of the twelfth parliament is sitting tomorrow, Tuesday at 3 pm.

On the first day after the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, President Mohammad Sahabuddin will address the new parliament members for the first time. Members will then participate in a general discussion on the motion of thanks on the President’s address.

This is the first time that the number of independent MPs is six times more than the opposition Jatiya Party. Which is the first in the parliamentary history of this country. 59 out of 62 independent people are involved in Awami League politics. The government party says that apart from the Jatiya Party, they have the opportunity to be more vocal as the opposition party in the parliament.

Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury said that all independents are in different positions of Awami League, that is not the issue. All individual members have the opportunity to speak as opposition parties.

Even though the Jatiya Party was the opposition party in the last two parliaments, experts are disappointed with their role. They say that independents have the opportunity to play an effective role in ensuring the accountability of the government in the parliament.

Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh. Iftekharuzzaman said, no matter how much the Jatiya Party is thought of as an opposition party, they will have the same role as the last two parliaments.

Former Chief Whip and Agriculture Minister Abdus Shahid also says that independents have the opportunity to play an effective role in ensuring accountability of the government in Parliament.

Although the seats of Leader of Opposition and Deputy Leader are reserved for Zapa, several independent MPs have been allocated seats in the ranks of the opposition.



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