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Mokobbir faces Dr Kamal's wrath for taking oath as MP

  • Published at 11:03 pm April 4th, 2019
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in of MP Mokobbir Khan Focus Bangla

Two days after taking oath, Mokobbir Khan came to meet the party chief on Thursday evening

Mokobbir Khan, who took oath as a members of the 11th parliament defying Gano Forum’s decision, had to face party chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s wrath when he went to his office.

Two days after taking oath, Mokobbir Khan came to meet the party chief on Thursday evening, several senior leaders of the party told Bangle Tribune.

"Mokobbir went to sir's (Dr Kamal) chamber around 3:30 pm, but our president didn’t allow him to enter saying 'get out'. Then sir became angry," said Gano Forum’s media coordinator Latifur Bari Hamim told Bangla Tribune.

“Mokobbir Khan told Sir (Dr Kamal) he had something to say... Sir became furious saying who gave you the permission to go to the parliament. You are going around saying you took my clearance. Why would I do that? I don't want to see this traitor’s face any more,” Hamim said.

“Sir told him to get out before calling the security. ‘Take him away. The doors to my home and offices are closed for him forever!’ he said,” added Hamim.

When asked, Mokobbir said: “These are all untrue. I want peace. Mostofa Mohsin Montu (general secretary) knows all of it, ask him. I have met with sir [Dr Kamal] several times.”

Hamim, however, said soon after ousting Mokobbir from his offices, Dr Kamal phoned Montu and told him to expel Mokobbir on disciplinary grounds.

“The party has already issued a statement to media according to that,” he said.

The statement by General Secretary Montu, however, did not say that Mokobbir has been expelled but said that the party’s leadership was not aware about his oath taking.

“The party is shocked by Mokobbir Khan’s activities and wants to make it clear that the statements he made to the media are untrue and baseless,” it said.

The party will take a decision over him soon, it added.

Dr Kamal-led Jatiya Oikya Front alliance of Gano Forum, BNP, and some other parties decided not to send their eight MPs-elect to the parliament alleging widespread rigging and other irregularities in the Dec 30 polls.

Mokobbir and Sultan Muhammed Mansur Ahmed, who were elected as Oikya Front candidates from the Gano Forum, however, sought party's permission to take oath.

Sultan took oath as scheduled on Mar 7, but Mokobbir backtracked on his decision saying he would have to get clearance from the party first.

Hours after Sultan was sworn in, Gano Forum expelled him from the party.