Leader of the Opposition (Bangladesh)

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Leader of the Opposition
বিরোধীদলীয় নেতা
Rowshan Ershad SAARC in Dhaka 1986.jpg
Incumbent
Rowshan Ershad

since 14 July 2019
StyleThe Honourable
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party not in government
Inaugural holderAsaduzzaman Khan
FormationFebruary 18, 1979
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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 normally the leader of the largest party not within the government which is usually the second largest political party in the Jatiya Sangsad.[1]

The post also carries weight-age of cabinet minister and is seen comparable to prime minister who is leader of house and also ruling 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. Leader of the Opposition Party Term of office Parliament
N/A Vacant N/A 7 March 1973 18 February 1979 1st
1 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 SAARC in Dhaka 1986.jpg 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
(5) Rowshan Ershad SAARC in Dhaka 1986.jpg Rowshan Ershad Jatiya Party 14 July 2019 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.parliament.gov.bd/index.php/en/about-parliament/opposition-leaders-of-all-parliaments