Transparency International Bangladesh has unveiled its declaration on parliamentary openness to mark the International Democracy Day today. TIB also gave some specific proposals to ensure parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh.
It says present voice vote method of parliament should be replaced by electronic voting. The constitution allows a lawmaker to absent for 90 consecutive days in the parliament session. TIB says, it should be only seven consecutive days and only 30 days of collective absence may be allowed.
Executive director of TIB Dr Iftekharuzzaman and Chairperson Sultana Kamal both opined that the leader of the parliament and leader of the opposition never exchange greetings; it can’t help to bring an end of the current conflicting politics of the country.
They also stretched on disclosure of proceedings and records of the parliament.