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JS session from today

Parliament goes into its 15th session this afternoon amid main opposition BNP continuing to boycott the sittings.

Before the House sits at 4:00pm, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of ninth parliament will sit to fix the duration and other business proceedings of the session.

The 15th session will be a brief one and is likely to continue till Nov 28, sources in the Parliament Secretariat told The Daily Star last night.

Presided over by Speaker Abdul Hamid, the Bac meeting will be attended among others by Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad.

Talking to this correspondent, Lutfur Rahman, a BNP lawmaker, said they would not attend the session.

I am staying at my constituency in Cox's Bazar as I did not get any directive from the party high-ups to come to Dhaka and join the House, added Lutfur.

The BNP-led opposition has been boycotting the House since March 24, 2011.

In the ninth parliament, the opposition MPs so far turned up 51 days out of 325 working days of parliament.

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