In Bangladesh, Opposition BNP has rejected the
government offer of providing a position of Deputy Speaker after amending
the constitution of the country. At present, the constitution has the provision
to have one Speaker and one Deputy Speak for both the posts after the
parliament started its maiden session on Sunday.
elected Speaker Abdul Hamid said yesterday the government will soon place a
bill in parliament to amend the constitution to create a second post of deputy
speaker, who will be elected from the opposition.
the major opposition party in the House, however said they will not propose
anyone for the post that will require amending the constitution.
BNP lawmaker, Salauddin
Quader Chowdhury said that they would not accept the post of deputy speaker which
is yet to be created. He added that BNP is not in such a distressed condition that it
will have to take donation like VGF (vulnerable group feeding).