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TIB: Offensive language used in parliament for 13 hours

  • Published at 04:08 pm May 17th, 2018
  • Last updated at 05:00 pm May 17th, 2018
TIB: Offensive language used in parliament for 13 hours

Due to this, parliament incurred losses of Tk12.76 crore

The 10th parliament has seen the use of offensive language for 13 hours in its 14th-18th sessions and incurred losses of Tk12.76 crore, said Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB).   

Parliament spent 260 hours and eight minutes over 76 working days during these sessions that continued from January-December last year, TIB disclosed the information at a press briefing on Thursday. 

TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said: “A section of lawmakers continuously used obscene language, which was 5% of the total time [spent during the five sessions]. This is a violation of house rules. 

“MPs used attacking and obscene language while discussing issues which are not related to parliament, in the absence of fellow lawmakers and political rivals.”

According to the TIB report, it costs Tk1.63 lakh per minute on an average to run a parliamentary session.