Sangsad begins special session today

A special session of the Jatiya Sangsad will begin at 6:00pm today on the occasion of Mujib Barsha, the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

President Abdul Hamid called the session exercising the power bestowed upon him as per Clause (1) of Article 72 of the Constitution on October 21 last.

Though the special session was supposed to be held in March, it was postponed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to sources, President Abdul Hamid would address the session and highlight Bangabandhu’s life and activities.

The session will be prorogued with the passage of a resolution on the political life of Bangabandhu, said sources.

This is for the first time, the Jatiya Sangsad goes into any special session, sources at the parliament secretariat said.

Earlier, the parliament went into special sittings on two occasions — January 31 and June 18 in 1974 — which were addressed by former Yugoslav President Marshal Josip Broz Tito and then Indian president VV Giri.


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