The newly-elected 49 lawmakers for parliamentary reserved seats for women have take oath today.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to the newly elected MPs at the oath-taking room of the Jatiya Sangsad around 10:30am.
The Speaker first administered the oath to the elected MPs of the ruling Awami League and then MPs of Jatiya Party in separate functions.
On February 17, the Election Commission (EC) issued gazette with the names of 49 elected candidates for the parliamentary reserved seats for women.
According to the gazette, 43 elected women MPs are from ruling Awami League, four from Jatiya Party, one from Workers Party and another is independent.
The reserved seats for women are allocated to political parties in proportion with their number of seats in parliament. Accordingly, 43 seats are allotted to Awami League, four to Jatiya Party, one apiece for BNP and Jatiya Oikyafront, Workers’ Party and independent candidates.
Earlier on February 12, the EC declared valid the nominations of 49 aspirants after scrutiny.