Jatiya Sangsad began its session on Monday with the main opposition Bangladesh
Nationalist Party boycotting the parliament.
House at the beginning adopted an obituary reference on the death of former
finance minister M Saifur Rahman, US senator Edward Kennedy and former
Philippine president Corazon Aquino.
parliament also mourned for former ministers Shafiqul Gani Swapan and MA
Sattar, ex-lawmaker Abu Abbas, language movement veteran Gaziul Haq, poet
Alauddin Al Azad, former naval commando Mojaharullah, and former president of
Mahila Parishad Hena Das.
the beginning of the session, Speaker Abdul Hamid placed the obituary motion
and the House unanimously adopted it. Copies of the obituary resolution will be
sent to each of the deceased's family.