The Awami League MPs led its President Sheikh Hasina will return to parliament today (Sunday) bringing an end to their 14 months of boycott, report agencies.
"Yes, we're returning to the House tomorrow (Sunday) after holding the parliamentary party meeting," Opposition Chief Whip Abdus Shaheed told the press after consultation with Sheikh Hasina at her Dhanmondi residence in the city Saturday.
Shaheed said the AL parliamentary party will meet at 4pm tomorrow (Sunday) in the Sangsad Bhaban before walking into the House. Leader of the Opposition in parliament and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will preside over the meeting. He requested all Awami League MPs to attend the meeting.
On February 5, Sheikh Hasina announced at the post-long march rally at Paltan Maidan that she would place the package of reform proposals on the caretaker government and election commission issues in parliament for free and fair elections.
The AL-led 14-party opposition combine had announced the reform proposals at a press conference on June 15 last year.
Meanwhile, the Awami League leaders Saturday dismissed the Sunny-Awal confessions and trial process as a stage-managed drama, alleging that all this were designed to divert public attention from the militants and to destroy the opposition party.
Terming the top JMB militants' confessional statements under Section 164 "false and baseless", the AL leaders said the pre-planned drama of the alliance government was designed as political gimmicks.
Their comments came from a press conference held at party's Dhanmondi office to protest Sunny and Awal's confessional statements implicating Awami League Religious Affairs Secretary Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in the militancy acts.
Party leaders Abdur Razzak MP, Suranjit Sengupta MP, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim MP, Begum Motia Chowdhury, Mukul Bose, Abdul Mannan Khan, Abdur Razzaq MP, Shohel Taj MP, Sahara Khatun and Bahauddin Nasim were, among others, present at the press conference.