Leader of the Opposition (Bangladesh)

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]

Leader of the Opposition
বিরোধীদলীয় নেতা
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Incumbent
Rowshan Ershad

since 9 September 2019
StyleThe Honourable
SeatMymensingh-4
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party not in government
Inaugural holderAsaduzzaman Khan
FormationFebruary 18, 1979

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 SangsadEdit

There was no Opposition Leader in the 1st and the 6th Parliament.[2]

No. Portrait 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 Bangladesh Awami League 7 May 1986 3 March 1988 3rd
3   A. S. M. Abdur Rab Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal 3 March 1988 27 February 1991 4th
(2)   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   Khaleda Zia Bangladesh Nationalist Party 12 June 1996 15 July 2001 7th
(2)   Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh Awami League 1 October 2001 29 October 2006 8th
(4)   Khaleda Zia Bangladesh Nationalist Party 29 December 2008 9 January 2014 9th
5   Rowshan Ershad Jatiya Party 9 January 2014 3 January 2019 10th
6   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 Jatiya Party 9 September 2019 Incumbent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Opposition Leaders of All Parliaments".