BNP lawmaker Jahidur Rahman who was sworn in on Thursday (Apr 25) said that he took oath against the party’s decision knowing full well he might be ousted.
“I am and will always be BNP’s even if the party banishes me,” he told the media on Thursday after the Speaker administered the oath on him.
“My first job in Parliament will be to demand the release of party chief Khaleda Zia,” he added.
“The party might banish me. I took oath knowing that,” said Rahman, who won the Thakurgaon-3 constituency.
Jahidur Rahman is the first one out of the six elected BNP leaders to go against the party’s decision and take oath.
BNP sources said that Jahidur will be show-caused and he risks banishment from the party.
Anti-government alliance Jatiya Oikya Front won eight seats in the Dec 30 national polls. The BNP won six constituencies and Gano Forum won two.
Previously Gano Forum’s lawmakers from Sylhet Sultan Muhammed Mansur Ahmed and Mokabbir Khan took oath that led to Ahmed being ousted from the party and Khan being show-caused.