BNP, the main opposition
in the Bangladesh Parliamenthas been boycotting the parliament on the issue of
seating arrangement. The Speaker of the parliament Abdul Hamid had had severalrounds
of talks with the opposition as well as with the government party. But no
progress in this regard has been reported so far.
The Speaker has urged
main opposition party BNP to return to the House for the current session to
settle the seat dispute for the next session of parliament.
He says that the issue
on the seating arrangement of the opposition members will be resolved in the
next session of the parliament.Lawmakers of the
Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition are likely to decide today whether
to return to parliament for the current session after the speaker told them
that he hoped to settle the dispute over seat allocation before the next
of BNP and its allies Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and Bangladesh Jatiya Party
did not return to the session on Monday.
They will hold
a meeting this afternoon with the leader of the opposition, Khaleda Zia, in the
chair at her meeting room in the parliament to decide whether to return to the
house for the current session, according to opposition chief whip Jainal Abedin