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Ruling party lawmakers skip upazila development meetings

  • Published at 03:50 pm September 15th, 2013
Ruling party lawmakers skip upazila development meetings

The lawmakers from the ruling party have remained absent in most of the meetings held by the Upazila Development Coordination Committee (UZDCC) in Barisal division.

18 out of 21 lawmakers in Barisal division were elected from ruling AL-led grand alliance, while rest three were elected from BNP-led opposition alliance in the general election held on December 29, 2008.

As per rule, the committees arrange meetings per month and local lawmakers have to attend the meeting as advisors to the upazila parisad.

In last 56 months, till August this year, lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties remained absent in most of the UZDCC meetings.

Abul Kalam Talukdar, Agoiljhara upazila nirbahi officer, claimed that since his joining in October last year, AL lawmaker Advocate Talukdar Md Yunus (Barisal-1) remained absent in all of the 11 meetings held under UZDCC, though he attends various other meetings in the upazila regularly, said the UNO.

AL lawmaker Nurul Islam Moni (Barisal-2) attended five out of 13 meetings of UZDCC since June 2012, said Sohrab Hossain, UNO of Uzirpur.

Jatiya Party lawmaker Golam Kibria Tipu (Barisal-3) attended only 11 out of 54 UZDCC meetings held since March 9, 2009, said Baqahid Hossain, UNO of Babuganj.

AL partner JP lawmaker Ruhul Amin Haoladar (Barisal-6) missed out all of the five UZDCC meetings since joining, according to Muzahidul Islam, UNO Bakerganj.

However, the upazila nirbahi officers said the lawmakers were only advisors to the UZDCC so their absence in the meeting did not hamper the regular operation much.

They said the party lawmakers send party leaders as their representatives and give instructions over cell phones.

On other hand, opposition BNP lawmakers Mezbahuddin Farhad (Barisal-4), Advocate Mojibor Rahman Sarwar (Barisal-5), and BJP lawmaker Andalib Rahman Partha (Bhola-1) alleged that they usually are neither invited nor informed about the UZDCC meetings.

The UNOs of the constituencies under the opposition lawmakers denied commenting on such allegations.

Barisal district AL secretary lawmaker Advocate Talukdar Md Yunus, said he could not attend the meetings regularly as he remained busy in party and other public activities.

Although, I always kept contact with the UNOs, he said. 

Prof Moazzem Hossain, district president of Conscious Citizen Committee of TIB (Transperancy International Bangladesh), said the ruling party lawmakers had impeded regular activities and autonomy of the local government unit by sending their representatives and advising over mobile phone.

The ruling party leaders deprived the opposition lawmakers from participating in UZP activities that had intensified the existing problems, he added.

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