Papul’s parliament membership canceled

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DHAKA, Feb 22, 2021 (BSS) – Parliament membership of independent lawmaker
from Laxmipur-2 constituency Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Papul, who was
convicted in Kuwait over criminal offence, has been cancelled.

Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat’s Legislative Support Wing today issued
a gazette in this regard.

As per the provisions of Article 66 (2) (d) of the Bangladesh Constitution,
Shahid Islam is not eligible to hold his parliament membership from January
28, 2021, the date of his conviction by a Kuwait court.

For this reason, this gazette is being issued to declare the independent
lawmaker’s Laxmipur-2 seat vacant as per Article 67 (1) (d) of the
constitution.