The decision was taken at a meeting of the BNP -led
opposition members of the parliament (MPs) chaired by opposition leader Begum
Khaleda Zia at her office in the parliament on Sunday.
Chief whip Joynal Abedin Faruq
told the reporters after the meeting that they had decided to rejoin the parliament as the
Speaker has assured us to change the seating order in the House offering us
more seats in the front row, Opposition
Some meeting sources confirmed
that the opposition would join the session from Monday, if nothing happens to
deter them. The opposition walked out on Jan 28, from the Parliament.
All the 32 opposition MPs of the
300-seat parliament joined the meeting which began at 4.30pm on Sunday.
The meeting condemned the
government for not offering the opposition leader due protocol and security
when she went to the Shaheed Minar on February 21 to pay homage to the language
martyrs, said Faruq.
The Opposition Chief Whip
criticized the government for the law and order situation.
Asked how many seats in the front
row have been offered to the opposition, he said, "Number of seats have
not been discussed. They will give us satisfactory seats."
The boycott of parliament by the
opposition began over a row as Speaker Abdul Hamid offered them proportionately
four seats changing the seating arrangement made by former speaker Jamiruddin
Sircar, who alloted BNP MPs nine seats in the first row.
Speaker Abdul Hamid held a
meeting with the chief whips of the ruling and opposition parties at the end of
The Speaker has reportedly
offered more front row seats to the opposition for the next parliamentary