Murad Hassan, who resigned as State Minister for Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday, has been relieved from the post of Health and Population Affairs Secretary of Jamalpur district unit Awami League.
The Jamalpur district unit of the ruling party took the decision in an emergency meeting held at its Bakultala office in the afternoon, said a media release.
According to the press release, the punitive action against Murad, also the MP of Jamalpur-4 constituency, was taken for damaging the party’s image and for his involvement in anti-disciplinary activities.
The meeting also decided to send a letter to the central committee of Bangladesh Awami League for taking a final decision in this regard.
Earlier in the day, Murad Hassan quit the cabinet following the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for his offensive and indecent remarks on women.
The under-fire junior minister submitted his resignation letter to the Prime Minister on Tuesday showing personal reasons for quitting his job.
Murad had been under increasing criticism by various quarters for his disrespectful remarks on women in an interview on social media. A number of audios and videos containing indecent remarks by Murad Hassan also went viral on social media during the last few days.
A two-year-old phone conversation of the junior minister with actor Mamnun Hasan Emon and actress Mahiya Mahi recently went viral on social media. In that audio clip, Murad made "derogatory comments" on the actress, threatened her and gave her an alleged indecent proposal.
On Monday, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked State Minister for Information Murad Hassan to resign from the cabinet by Tuesday for his recent derogatory remarks on social media.
Demanding his immediate resignation, women and rights bodies and political parties slammed Murad for the indecent remarks he made against women.
Now Murad loses Jamalpur district AL post
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- Publish- December 07, 2021, 07:44 PM
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