Opposition members of Bangladesh’s parliament boycotted the oath taking ceremony on Thursday (Jan 30 , after rejecting results of a general election that they said was rigged to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina her third straight term.“We have not taken a final decision yet on whether we’ll take the oath or not,” said a senior leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
According to results of eleventh controversial general elections of Bangladesh, which were held on December 30 among high tensions in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a fourth term with a landslide victory in polls. Hasina’s ruling alliance won more than 90 percent of the seats contested in Sunday’s election. Earlier the opposition alliance of 20 political parties has rejected the December 30 general elections in Bangladesh as farcical and rigged. The opposition alliance has refused to accept the outcome of the elections and demands to hold fresh elections under impartial administration. The opposition alliance almost wiped out in the elections.
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17 November, 2019