B'desh main opposition to join Parliament

The Awami League party has been boycotting parliament since Jan 31 last year, accusing the Govt of autocratic behavior.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 17:08 IST

Bangladesh's main opposition Awami League party will end its one-year boycott of parliament, a party spokesman said on Wednesday.

The Awami League party's 56 lawmakers have been boycotting parliament since January 31 last year, accusing the government of autocratic behavior.

"We have decided to go to the parliament very soon," Awami League's general secretary, Abdul Jalil, told reporters.

He did not provide any fixed date but said party chief Sheikh Hasina, a former prime minister, will finalise the date.

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 17:08 IST