Politics behind the Passage of Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh

Md. Morshedul Islam


Chief justice shahabuddin Ahmed was made Head of provisional caretaker government after the fall of military dictator Ershad in 1990 while he was in active service. Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed was the common choice of the political parties though this selection contravened the constitution. After arranging nationally and internationally acclaimed free and fair election in February, 1991 Shahabuddin Ahmed, Acting President, expressed his desire for going back to active judicial service. Constitution stood against his wish again this time. Political government for materializing the illegal and unconstitutional choice of the political parties as well as Acting President Shahabuddin Ahmed added eleventh amendment to Bangladesh Constitution. This paper is intended to unearth the reason for giving illegal deed and will of political parties as well as individual Shahabuddin Ahmed respectively constitutional sanction.

Keywords: Caretaker government, Common choice, Opposition, Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed, Incumbent, Acting President, Illegal, Unconstitutional.

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