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The Constitution of the People‌‌‍’s Republic of Bangladesh

( ACT NO. OF 1972 )

Chapter I

PARLIAMENT

Rights of Ministers as respects Parliament
1[73A. (1) Every Minister shall have the right to speak in, and otherwise to take part in the proceedings of, Parliament, but shall not be entitled to vote 2[or to speak on any matter not related to his Ministry] unless he is a member of Parliament also.
 
 
 
 
(2) In this article, “Minister” includes a Prime Minister, 3[* * *], Minister of State and Deputy Minister.]

  • 1
    Article 73A was inserted by section 9 of the Constitution (Fourth Amendment) Act, 1975 (Act No. II of 1975)
  • 2
    The words “or to speak on any matter not related to his Ministry” were inserted by section 7 of the Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. XXVIII of 1991)
  • 3
    The words “Deputy Prime Minister” were omitted by the Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act XXVIII of 1991), section 7(b).
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