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Muhith: Don’t call me ex-Jatiya Party minister

  • Published at 03:30 pm June 11th, 2018
File photo of Finance Minister AMA Muhith addressing the parliament Focus Bangla

Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid said Muhith may have face legal quagmire for protecting “bank robbers”

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Monday threatened to take action if Jatiya Party members call him a former minister of the party again.

He came up with the warning while taking part in discussions on the supplementary budget for the 2017-18 fiscal in Parliament.

The Jatiya Party members repeatedly referred to the veteran minister as their former minister in Parliament.

Jatiya Party lawmaker Selim Uddin on Monday again called him a former minister of Jatiya Party.

"I've already mentioned this several times, but the Jatiya Party members are not heeding my words...I was neither a Jatiya Party member, nor a minister," an annoyed Muhith told the House.

"I'll take proper action," he said.

 He mentioned that he was the minister of military dictator HM Ershad.

"Jatiya Party was not formed at that time. I hope they'll keep this in mind. If they don't I'll take proper steps against them," he said.

Later while taking part in discussions on the demand notice for supplementary budget, Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid said it was true AMA Muhith was not the minister of Jatiya Party.

"Let me assure you, Jatiya Party will never make a knowledgeable person like you a minister in the future, and for that you will not be required to go to court," he quipped.

He also said the finance minister is giving protection to bank robbers: "You might go to court for that in the future," he said.