Nasim urges Oikyafront MPs to play role by joining parliament


DHAKA, Jan 3, 2019 (BSS)- Awami League Presidium Member and Spokesperson of 14-party grand alliance Mohammad Nasim today said the elected lawmakers from Jatiya Oikyafront will have to play a positive role by joining the parliament.

“We hope that the elected lawmakers of Oikyafront will take oath and play a role in the Jatiya Sangsad. They got the mandate of the people. The people’s government has been established. So, I think, they will play an important role in the parliament refraining from creating violence,” he told reporters.

Earlier, Nasim, on behalf of central 14-party alliance, paid rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmond-32 in the capital.

On submitting a memorandum to the Election Commission by Oikyafront, Nasim, also the health minister, said any party or any alliance can lodge protest in a democratic country. “We are looking into the matter in a positive way. But we hope that the elected lawmakers of the alliance will join the parliament after taking oath.”

He said, “The countrymen gave us mandate to eliminate the razakars and anti-liberation forces forever. We will do our job to this end.”

Nasim said, “We hope that the lawmakers, who will sit in the opposition bench at the parliament whatever the number may be, will play a vital role and cooperate the government. They will play a role to give democracy a constitutional shape and help continue forward march of democracy.”

“We will cooperate them and we hope that they will join the parliament and discuss on different issues,” Nasim added.

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal President and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Workers Party President and Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Samyabadi Dal General Secretary Dilip Barua, Tarikat Federation President Nazibul Bashar Maizbhandhari, JSD General Secretary Shirin Akther and AL leaders Shahe Alam Murad, among others, were present.

Later, the leaders of 14-party alliance paid rich tributes at the graves of the August 15 martyrs at Banani Graveyard in the city.