DHAKA: Newly-elected members of parliament (MPs) of Jatiya Party, except its chairman HM Ershad, were sworn in at a separate function on Thursday (Jan 3).
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in of the JP MPs at the Oath room in East block of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban after 12:20pm.
HM Ershad is likely to take oath in the afternoon.
Jatiya Party, a key ally of the Grand Alliance, won 22 seats while the alliance won 288 seats with Awami League’s 257.
The election was held at 299 constituencies out of 300 on Dec 30.
A gazette notification was published on Jan 1 announcing results of 298 seats.
BDST: 1357 HRS, JAN 3, 2019