BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said their party’s MPs-elect have taken oath at party acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s instruction.
“Amid a serious crisis in national politics and a complicated situation, our party has taken the decision to join parliament as part of our movement for our leader Khaleda Zia’s release and her proper treatment and restoration of democracy,” he said.
Asked why he did not take oath, Fakhrul said, “Wait and you’ll get the answer.”
Earlier, two BNP MPs also claimed that they have taken oath at the last moment at the behest of party acting chairman Tarique Rahman.
Talking to reporters after taking oath, Harun-ur-Rashid Harun and Advocate Abdus Sattar also said they came to parliament after consultation with Tarique.
Abdus Sattar, also a former state minister, said they talked to Tarique through videoconferencing, and he permitted them to take oath.
Harun, also a party joint general secretary, said, “We’ve come to parliament and taken oath at Tarique Rahman’s order.”