Leader of the Opposition (Bangladesh)

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Leader of the Opposition
বিরোধীদলীয় নেতা
Rowshan Ershad.png
Incumbent
Rowshan Ershad

since 9 September 2019
StyleThe Honourable
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party in the Jatiya Sangsad that is not in government
Inaugural holderAsaduzzaman Khan
Formation18 February 1979

The Leader of the Opposition (Bengali: বিরোধীদলীয় নেতা) leads the Official Opposition in the Jatiya Sangsad, the national parliament of Bangladesh. The Leader of the Opposition is the leader of the largest political party in the Jatiya Sangsad that is not in government. That is usually the leader of the second largest political party in the Jatiya Sangsad.[1]

The post also carries the weight of a cabinet minister and is seen as comparable to that of the Prime Minister, who is the leader of the house and of their political party.

List of leaders of the opposition in Jatiya Sangsad[edit]

There was no opposition leader in the 1st and the 6th Parliament.[2]

No. Portrait Leader of the Opposition Party Term of office Sangsad
N/A Vacant N/A 7 March 1973 18 February 1979 1st
1 No image.png Asaduzzaman Khan Bangladesh Awami League 18 February 1979 24 March 1982 2nd
2 Sheikh Hasina in New York - 2018 (44057292035) (cropped).jpg Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh Awami League 7 May 1986 3 March 1988 3rd
3 A. S. M. Abdur Rab.jpg A. S. M. Abdur Rab Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal 3 March 1988 27 February 1991 4th
(2) Sheikh Hasina in New York - 2018 (44057292035) (cropped).jpg Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh Awami League 27 February 1991 15 February 1996 5th
N/A Vacant N/A 15 February 1996 12 June 1996 6th
4 Begum Zia Book-opening Ceremony, 1 Mar, 2010.jpg Khaleda Zia Bangladesh Nationalist Party 12 June 1996 15 July 2001 7th
(2) Sheikh Hasina in New York - 2018 (44057292035) (cropped).jpg Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh Awami League 1 October 2001 29 October 2006 8th
(4) Begum Zia Book-opening Ceremony, 1 Mar, 2010.jpg Khaleda Zia Bangladesh Nationalist Party 29 December 2008 9 January 2014 9th
5 Rowshan Ershad.png Rowshan Ershad Jatiya Party 9 January 2014 3 January 2019 10th
6 Hussain M. Ershad-2.jpg Hussain Muhammad Ershad Jatiya Party 3 January 2019 14 July 2019 11th
N/A Vacant N/A 14 July 2019 9 September 2019
(5) Rowshan Ershad.png Rowshan Ershad Jatiya Party 9 September 2019 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legislative Information Centre (LIC)". Archived from the original on 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. ^ "Opposition Leaders of All Parliaments".