The Election Commission (EC) in Bangladesh on Tuesday decided to recommend the Parliament
Secretariat to cancel parliament membership of BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader
Chowdhury for providing 'untrue' information about his educational
It has decided to write to the Speaker for taking legal
steps against the BNP MP for giving 'wrong' information in his affidavit to the
EC for his electoral candidacy, which is deemed to be an offence of lying under
Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain
told newsmen of the EC's decision at his office on the day.
Sakhawat Hossain said
that Mr Chowdhury could not remain a parliament member after giving the 'untrue'
information in his statement on oath in the affidavit. He added that the
Speaker will take legal step according to the 1981 Act in this regard.
Reacting to the EC decision, the veteran parliamentarian
made it clear that neither the EC nor the Speaker had the legal authority to
cancel his membership over the issue.
Chowdhury, who was elected MP from Chittagong-2
constituency, in an affidavit attached with the nomination form mentioned that
he had no educational qualification.