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State Minister: Jamalpur DC's statement in Awami League govt’s favour inappropriate

  • DC said Awami League has to be elected again in next polls
  • Statement sparked criticism on social media
Update : 12 Sep 2023, 07:12 PM

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain has addressed recent remarks made by Jamalpur's deputy commissioner (DC) in favour of the Awami League government, saying such statements are inappropriate in the lead-up to the upcoming election.

He was talking to reporters at the Secretariat on Tuesday afternoon.

The state minister said if DC Md Imran Ahmed’s reported statements are verified to be accurate, appropriate action will be taken.

“We will thoroughly investigate the DC's comments regarding the election. It is inappropriate for a DC to make such declarations with elections on the horizon; these officials receive training to uphold neutrality,” said the state minister.

“Nevertheless, it is essential to ascertain whether the speech was manipulated or distorted and subsequently propagated. In this era of artificial intelligence, speeches can be tampered with. The government will initiate appropriate action upon a comprehensive examination of the deputy commissioner's statement, should it be found to be genuine,” he added.

Earlier, Md Imran Ahmed made comments about the upcoming election saying: “The Awami League government has to be brought to power again through the next parliamentary election to continue the development spree.”  

He made the statement while speaking at a ceremony held on Monday afternoon in Jamalpur to inaugurate the newly built Madarganj municipality building.  

A video of the statement made the rounds on social media on Tuesday morning and sparked criticism because of such comments despite being a public servant.

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