Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to Dr Pran Gopal Dutta
Newly elected member of parliament (MP) from the Comilla 7 constituency Dr Pran Gopal Dutta, former vice-chancellor (VC) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), took the oath of office at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka on Thursday.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to Dr Pran Gopal Dutta who was elected unopposed in the by-polls with the ruling party ticket, said a press release.
Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat KM Abdus Salam conducted the swearing-in ceremony.
Whips Iqbalur Rahim, Mahabub Ara Begum Gini and Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon were present at the function.
After taking oath, Dr Pran Gopal signed the oath book as a part of the traditional ceremony for the lawmakers.
The constituency had fallen vacant after the death of Comilla-7 constituency ruling party lawmaker and former deputy speaker Ali Ashraf on July 30.