DHAKA: The 48 newly elected members of parliament (MPs) from the reserved women seats in the National Parliament took oath on Sunday morning.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to the 48 female lawmakers from Awami League (AL), Jatiya Party (JP-Ershad) Saomajtantrik Dal (JSD) and Workers Party around 11:00am at the Speaker’s office of Jatiya Sangsad.
Earlier on Thursday, the gazette was published with details of 48 MPs with the EC’s approval.
The AL MPs are Selina Jahan Lita, Safura Begum, Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia, Advocate Umme Kulsum Smriti, Begum Akhter Jahan, Selina Begum, Selina Akhter Banu, Laila Arjuman Banu, Shirin Nayeem, Kamrul Laila Jolly, Happy Boral and Rifat Amin.
The list also includes Nasima Ferdousi, Lutfun Nesa, Momtaz Begum Advocate, Advocate Tarana Halim, Monwara Begum, Mahjabin Khaled, Fatema Zohra Rani, Dilara Begum, Fatematuz Zohura, Fazilatunnesa Indira, Pinu Khan, Sanjida Khanam, Nilufar Jafar Ullah and Rokhsana Yasmin Chhuti.
The other members are Advocate Navana Akhter, Asmatul Kibria Keya Chowdhury, Shamsun Nahar Begum, Fazilaunnesa Bappy, Wasika Ayesha Khan, Jahanara Begum Surma, Firoza Begum Chinu, Amina Ahmed, Sabina Akhter Tuhin, Rahima Akhter, Advocate Hosne Ara Bably and Kamrun Nahar Chowdhury Lovely.
The Jatiya Party candidates are Nur-e-Hasna Lily Chowdhury, Mahzabin Morshed, Merina Rahman, Rawshan Ara Mannan and Shahanara Begum.
Lutfa Taher, wife of late Col Taher, is from Jatiya Saomajtantrik Dal (JSD) while Hazera Khatun from Workers Party.
The remaining three candidates, Kazi Rosy, Nurjahan Begum and Umme Razia Kajol, are from the alliance of independent candidates.
BDST: 1127 HRS, MAR 23, 2014