of 45 legislators for the reserved seats of women took oath on Sunday at the
oath-taking room of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS-Parliament).
accordance with their strength in the House, the ruling Awami League-led
14-party alliance got 36 seats, the opposition BNP five seats and Jatiya Party
(Ershad) four women seats in the ninth Jatiya Sangsad.
Speaker M Abdul Hamid Advocate administered the oath of the women lawmakers,
who were elected unopposed, in two sessions in the morning.
to reporters at the JS Bhaban after taking oath, some ruling party women MPs
expressed their conviction to strengthen the Jatiya Sangsad with their active
participation in the House and also strengthen the hands of Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina to effectively run the government but the opposition legislators
said that they would come up with constructive criticism.