A legal notice has been sent to Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen asking him to step down within 48 hours for violating the constitution through giving controversial statements.
Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Md Ershad Hossain Rashed sent the legal notice on Sunday.
“You can’t request the Indian government to prop up Sheikh Hasina’s government in power. The Bangladesh constitution says that people are the source of all power. Through your statement, you’ve violated the constitution. Thus, you’ve lost the eligibility to remain as a Minister,” the notice reads.
Ershad said that the FM’s remark is an attack on the sovereignty of Bangladesh.
“Through the legal notice, I’ve requested the FM to resign. Otherwise, legal steps will be taken against him,” said the lawyer.
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Earlier at a Janmashtami programme in Chattogram on Thursday, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen reportedly said that he urged the Indian government to back Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina so that she can stay in power.
After much criticism over this statement, the FM provided an explanation the next day, saying that he had requested the Indian government to help the PM to maintain stability of her government.