Suranjit differs with consensus govtNew Age Online
Differing with the idea of forming a government of consensus, senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta on Saturday said there is no scope to become a member of the treasury and the opposition bench concurrently, UNB reported.
‘We want a pure opposition that will exercise constructive criticisms of the government. It cannot be that the head belongs to the party in power and its tail belongs to the opposition. If we all hanker after ministership then who will hanker after democracy,’ he said.
Suranjit, also the advisory council member of Awami League, said this while addressing a discussion organised by ‘Nouka Somarthak Ghosti’ at the Institution of Diploma Engineers in the city.
Citing an observation of a judgment over the parliamentary system of democracy by former Chief Justice Mostafa Kamal, Suiranjit said Mostafa Kamal in his observation termed immoral, unconstitutional and void of parliamentary politics to be the part of both the government and the opposition.
‘We’ve to take into account the judgment of the highest court,’ he said.
Suranjit came up with the view following reports published in the newspapers that the Jatiya Party securing second majority seats in the January 5 polls is willing to play the dual role both in the government and the opposition.
Suranjit, also a veteran parliamentarian, opined that a parliament without opposition wouldn’t be able to properly make the parliament an institutional shape. He said that the role of opposition in the parliament deserves to substantiate the government for its good task and criticize its bad activities.
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