MP Fazilatunnesa Bappi's first speech in parliament

MP Fazilatunnesa Bappi did in her very first speech in parliament on criticising Khaleda Zia and her two sons by using some unspeakable words about her personal life.


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Criticising the main opposition leader Khaleda Zia and her two sons was all ruling Awami League lawmaker Fazilatunnesa Bappi did in her very first speech in parliament yesterday.

She was delivering the speech on the thanksgiving motion on the president's address.

Deputy Speaker Col (retd) Shawkat Ali was presiding over the sitting. He did not interrupt the Awami League MP, nor did he warn her not to use indecent words in the speech.

In doing do, Bappi, elected in December last year to one of the reserved seats for women, was not hesitant at all about breaching the rules of procedure of the Jatiya Sangsad, which did not allow an MP to speak of anybody in the House in his/her absence.

Instead, Bappi was given an additional five minutes to continue the tirade against the BNP chairperson when the allocated 10 minutes time for her was running out.

When she was blasting the opposition leader, even by using some unspeakable words about her personal life, many treasury bench MPs welcomed Bappi by thumping desks. Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina was also present there at that time.

It has been a trend that when MPs launch verbal attacks against the opposition in the House, they get additional time to speak.

Immediately after Bappi, AL MP Mir Shawkat Ali Badsha, who got the floor to speak on the thanksgiving motion, said, "I don't know how much you [MPs] will be eager to listen to me. Yet, I will try to speak in line with Bappi."

He blasted Khaleda Zia as well for her government's "misrule" between 2001 and 2006.