THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH

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PART X
AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

 
  Power to amend any provision of the Constitution  
1[ 142. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Constitution-

(a) any provision thereof may be amended by way of addition, alteration, substitution or repeal by Act of Parliament :

   Provided that-

(i) no Bill for such amendment shall be allowed to proceed unless the long title thereof expressly states that it will amend a provision of the Constitution;

(ii) no such Bill shall be presented to the President for assent unless it is passed by the votes of not less than two thirds of the total number of members of Parliament ;

(b) when a Bill passed as aforesaid is presented to the President for
his assent he shall, within the period of seven days after the Bill is presented to him assent to the Bill, and if he fails so to do he shall be deemed to have assented to it on the expiration of that period.] 2[
 
 
 
1 Article 142 was substituted by the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act XIV of 2011), section 42.

2 The words and commas “amended by way of addition, alteration, substitution or repeal” were substituted for the words “amended or repealed” by section 7 of the Constitution (Second Amendment) Act, 1973 (Act No. XXIV of 1973)

 
 

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