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Gono Forum discussing legal action against Sultan Mansur

  • Published at 05:35 pm March 9th, 2019
File photo of Jatiya Oikya Front MP Sultan Mohammad Mansur Focus Bangla

The party on Thursday expelled him hours after he took oath as the Moulvibazar 2 lawmaker

The Presidium members of Gono Forum are in a meeting discussing whether the party should take legal action against Sultan Mohammad Mansur Ahmed, who took oath as a member of the 11th parliament defying the party’s decision last week.

The meeting started in the morning at the chamber of Barrister Dr Kamal Hossain, the president of Gono Forum, at Motijheel, Dhaka on Saturday, the party’s Media Coordinator Latiful Bari Hamim said.

He said the meeting was still underway, till the filing of this report at 5pm.

Gono Forum Executive President Subrata Chowdhury, General Secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu and Presidium member Jaglul Haidar Afrik are, among others, attending the meeting. 

On Thursday, Gono Forum had expelled Sultan Mansur hours after he took oath as the Moulvibazar 2 lawmaker, violating the party’s discipline.

Mansur was also relieved from the steering committee of the Jatiya Oikya Front, which is led by Dr Kamal.

Contesting the 11th general election, held on December 30 last year, Mansur had won from Moulvibazar 2 constituency with BNP’s sheaf of paddy symbol under the banner of Gono Forum, a key component of Oikya Front.

Oikya Front, which also has BNP, Nagorik Oikya and Krishak Sramik Janata League, had rejected the last general election and its results, alleging gross vote rigging by ruling party men and irregularities.

The political platform had also decided that its candidates who won from eight constituencies would not take oath.

However, after the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, veteran politician Mansur had told reporters that he took oath to his office in “full knowledge” of the top brass of Oikya Front and Gono Forum.

The former vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu), however, declined to comment on the party’s decision to take action against him.

The party’s decision to expel him came just hours after he made the remarks.

Mansur had also joined the ongoing session in parliament later in the evening that day.