Minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta on Monday said it fully depends on the Prime Minister when parliament will be dissolved as it is her discretion as per the constitution.
“The constitution has given the Prime Minister the jurisdiction to dissolve parliament. It depends on the Prime Minister which section of the constitution -- 123 (a) and 123 (b) -- she will choose to do that,” he said.
The veteran lawmaker said this while addressing a discussion organized by Nawka Samarthak Jote at the Institute of Diploma Engineers in the city.
“If the Prime Minister wants to dissolve parliament before 90 days of the expiry of its tenure, the premier can request the President to take measures in this regard,” the minister said.
The Prime Minister also can request the President to dissolve parliament after the expiry of its tenure, Suranjit added.
“It’s, therefore, the Prime Minister who will decide it as the leader of the House whether parliament will be dissolved in October or January,” he further said.
The minister also said there is no scope of considering the upcoming Sepetember-12 parliament session as the last session of the 9th parliament.
Criticizing BNP leader MK Anwar for his remarks that Awami League wants to cling to power by playing tricks, Suranjit said. ”There’s no ploy, but the Prime Minister will exercise the power the constitution has given her.”
Surajit was also critical of BNP for accusing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of violating the election code of conduct by seeking votes for Awami League from party rallies spending public money and said it is a false allegation. ”Sheikh Hasina didn’t violate the election code of conduct.”
The AL leader questioned the objectivity of the news of some media. “Currently, some mass media are giving priority to false news creating confusion among people.”
He urged the media to maintain objectivity in presenting their news items.UNN
IU bans politics on campus for a month s/c p-1
Kushtia: The authorities of Islamic University (IU) on Monday have banned all kinds of political activities on the campus for one month.
University sources said the ban was clamped to avoid any untoward incident on the campus amid attempts of various political parties to establish dominance and entrance of outsiders in the name of politics.
The decision to impose the ban was taken in an urgent meeting at noon with Vice Chancellor Dr Abdul Hakim Sarkar in the chair.