A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday challenging the constitutionality of the present caretaker government led by Fakhruddin Ahmed.
The High Court did not issue any rule, and fixed May 16 for further hearing of the writ petition.
‘The matter will be put on the ‘cause list’ [list of the cases for hearing before the court] on April 16 as an application,’ the High Court bench of Justice Shah Abu Nayeem Mominur Rahman and Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury ordered after a brief hearing of the petition.
Josneara Chowdhury, wife of Harris Chowdhury, political secretary to former prime minister Khaleda Zia, filed the writ petition challenging the authority of the chief advisor and ten other advisors to the caretaker government and the chief election commissioner of holding their respective offices.
The petitioner said that the Constitution of the republic does not have any provision for re-constitution of a caretaker government, and argued the present caretaker government, which was formed replacing the previous caretaker government on January 12, is therefore unconstitutional.