Monday, 27 June 2011

Changes to Charter; JS body starts scrutiny of bill today

The parliamentary standing committee on the law ministry today starts scrutiny of the constitution amendment bill placed in parliament on Saturday (June 25).

The bill proposes some major changes in the charter including scrapping of the provisions for caretaker government system for holding parliamentary elections.

“We want to invite BNP to the committee meeting. The prime minister also wants it. But we are not sure if BNP will respond to our call,” chief of the House body Suranjit Sengupta told The Daily Star yesterday.
He said he is thinking of inviting BNP to send a delegation to the committee meeting to give their opinion on any issues including a new formula for caretaker government.
On Saturday, Suranjit met the premier at her parliament office after the constitution amendment bill was placed in the House.
He said, “The prime minister consented to inviting the main opposition BNP to the committee meeting. But BNP has taken a stance against dialogue.”
Dali Star 

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