Speaking in parliament, Jatiya Party MP Mujibul Haque Chunnu on Sunday placed a question for Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on whether news published in different media recently about overseas property and assets owned by Bangladeshis, including MPs, is true or false. He also demanded that the government investigate these matters. Chunnu was speaking on a point of order. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, however, was not present in the house. Chunnu said news was published that the WASA MD owns 23 houses in USA. Such questions are coming about two members of parliament as well. "I request the finance minister to tell us whether all these news are true or not. Because our foreign minister said earlier that there are many bureaucrats among those who are making their homes in Begum Para in Canada. There should be an inquiry into all these things. These allegations should be resolved,” Chunnu said. Also read: JP’s Rustum Ali Faraji blasts Finance Minister for his silence on state of economy Urging the finance minister to open his mouth on these issues, Chunnu said that different media are publishing such news ahead of the next election which is tarnishing the image of the government as well as their (JP's) image as the opposition party. The JP MP said such news is sending the wrong message among the people of the country that MPs and ministers earn hundreds of crores of taka and making houses in From in home and abroad. He said the finance minister should open his mouth about this. The Finance Ministry along with the Bangladesh Bank should conduct an investigation and make a clear statement on the matter, he added.
Jatiya Party MP Mujibul Haque Chunnu on Saturday said people call them ‘Dalal’ (collaborators) as they overpraise the government.Chunnu, also secretary general of the main opposition in parliament, came up with the statement as Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader criticized the opposition MPs for not praising the government for its various successes and development activities in the road and transport sector.Earlier, participating in discussions on the Highway Bill-2021, several opposition MPs of both BNP and Jatiya Party came down heavily on the minister for recent fatal road accidents, anarchic situation and corruption in the transport sector.Responding to the criticisms, Obaidul Quader urged the opposition not only to oppose, but also to praise the good jobs of the government. Also read: People fed-up with AL, BNP: Chunnu
Newly-appointed Jatiya Party Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu on Monday said people have got fed-up with Awami League and BNP as the two major parties could not fulfill their hopes and aspirations. “Awami League and BNP have failed to fulfill the expectations of people despite repeatedly returning to power. The country’s people have become fed-up with Awami League and BNP,” he said. Chunnu said people believe that it is only the Jatiya Party that can meet the expectations of the people after returning to power. “So, they (people) want to see Jatiya Party in power through the next election.” He made the remarks while talking to reporters and party leaders and activists after offering fateha at the grave of late party secretary general Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard. READ: Problems over RMG wage board to be addressed through discussions: Chunnu Chunnu said Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu always dreamt of strengthening Jatiya Party to take it to power. “Ziauddin Bablu wanted to see the Jatiya Party in power by fielding candidates in 300 seats. Therefore, we’re working to revitalise Jatiya Party so that we can give candidates from 300 seats in the next election,” he said. On Saturday, Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader appointed party co-chairman Mujibul Haque Chunnu as its secretary general following the death of Ziauddin Bablu. READ: No reason to be upset with minimum wage: Chunnu On October 2, Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu passed away at a city hospital at the age of 67. Chunnu, who joined Jatiya Party leaving a government job in the 80s, was elected MP five times from Kishoreganj-3 seat.
Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Saturday made party co-chairman Mujibul Haque Chunnu as its secretary general following the death of Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu. GM Quader took the decision as per section 20/1/A of the Jatiya Party constitution, his deputy press secretary Khandaker Deloar Jalali told UNB. On October 2, Jatiya Party secretary-general Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu passed away at a city hospital at the age of 67. On July 26, 2020, Bablu was appointed the party secretary general removing Moshiur Rahman Ranga from the post. Also read: GM Quader recalls Bablu’s contributions to JaPa According to a Jatiya Party press release, GM Quader appointed Chunnu as the party secretary general through an organisational order with effect from October 9, 2021. In his initial reaction, Chunnu said he will work hard to strengthen the party. “The party chairman has reposed trust in me. So, I’ll uphold his dignity through my work.” He said he will focus on enhancing the party’s organisational capacity to field Jatiya Party candidates in 300 seats and bring the party back to power. Party sources said GM Quader wanted to make young leader Shameem Haider Patwary the party secretary general, but the senior leaders strongly opposed it, forcing the party chairman to change his stance. Apart from Chunnu, former secretaries general Ruhul Amin Hawlader, Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Syaed Abul Hossain MP, presidium member Golam Moshi and additional secretary general Sahidur Rahman were interested to have the party post. Also read: JaPa wants law for EC formation After discussions with some senior leaders, GM Quader finally picked Chunnu for the post. Chunnu, who joined Jatiya Party leaving a government job in the 80s, was elected MP five times from Kishoreganj-3 seat. He also served as State Minister for Labour and Employment in Prime Shekih Hasina’s previous cabinet formed after the 2014 election.