Two newly elected MPs – Kazi Monirul Islam and Md Anwar Hossain (Helal), elected from Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 respectively – took oath today at the Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath taking programme of the two Awani League lawmakers, who were elected in the by-election from the two constituencies. Senior Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat Zafar Ahmed Khan conducted the oath taking ceremony.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Fazle Rabbi Miah, Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury, and Whips of parliament Iqbalur Rahim, Mahbub Ara Begum Gini and Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan were present at programme, local media reported.
After taking oath, Kazi Monirul Islam and Md. Anwar Hossain (Helal) signed in the oath book as per the tradition.
The Dhaka-5 constituency was vacant following the demise of Awani League MP Habibur Rahman Mollah on May 6 while Naogaon-6 constituency was vacant after the demise of Awani League MP M Israfil Alam on Jul 27.
By-elections to the two constituencies were held on Oct 17 with very low voter turnout.