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Gonoforum expels Sultan Mansur

Gonoforum expels Sultan Mansur

Gonoforum has expelled its leader and MP-elect Sultan Mohammad Mansur for taking oath as a parliament member violating the party's discipline.

He was elected Member of Parliament in the Dec 30 election as Jatiyo Oikyofront candidate with Sheaf of Paddy symbol. The party's General Secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu announced it in a press briefing at Gonoforum's Arambagh office in Dhaka on Thursday (Mar 7).

Mansur has also been suspended from the steering committee of the Jatiyo Oikyafront.

Mansur on Thursday took oath as member of the 11th Parliament. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath at Jatiyo Sangsad.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party - BNP, major components of political alliance Jatiyo Oikyafront has slammed the taking of oath by Mohammad Mansur violating the decision of the Jatiyo Oikyofront.

"He (Mansur) violated commitment by taking the oath. It is political fraudulence," BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told the reporters at the party's Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka.

"People accused of breach of commitment will be branded as enemy of the people," said Rizvi.

However, Gonoforum's another MP-elect Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) did not take oath on Thursday.

On Mar 3, two Gonoforum MPs-elect sent separate letters to the Speaker expressing their desire to take oath on the historic Mar 7, local media reports said.