Gonoforum expels Sultan Mansur from party

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Dhaka, Mar 07: Gonoforum today expelled Sultan Mohammad Mansur for taking oath as parliament member violating the party’s discipline.Mosfata Mohsin Montu, general secretary of Gonoforum, made the announcement at a press conference at its office in Dhaka, hours after Mansur took oath as a member of the parliament.

Earlier, Gono Forum nominated veteran politician Sultan Muhammad Monsur Ahmed took oath as a member of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on Thursday morning. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered his oath.

However, another MP-elect of the party Mokabbir Khan is yet to take oath, said a Gono Forum press release on Wednesday. According to the release, Khan will take oath later.

On March 2, the Gono Forum MPs-elect sent letters to the Speaker requesting her to arrange their oath-taking ceremony on March 7.

Sultan Monsur, former vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU), was elected MP from Moulvibazar-2 constituency and Mokabbir Khan was from Sylhet-2 seat.

Opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront, led by BNP and Gono Forum, secured eight seats in the December 30 national polls.