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Opposition walks out as parliament convenes

Lawmakers of Awami League staged a walkout from the Bangladesh Parliament protesting against the acute power crisis in the country.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2006 12:47 IST

Lawmakers of the main Opposition Awami League staged a walkout from the Bangladesh Parliament protesting against the acute power crisis in the country as the new session of the House began on Friday.

Earlier, Opposition MPs walked out of the Business Advisory Committee meeting after the ruling party decided to run the current session for seven working days instead of 15 as demanded by the rivals.

Awami League MP Siranjit Sengupta later told reporters that many burning issues were not included as ruling Alliance members termed them as "old issues."

The opposition then walked out of the Parliament protesting treasury bench's refusal to include names of those killed over electricity shortage protest in the obituary reference in Parliament.