Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday said the resignation of state minister of his ministry Dr Murad Hasan has reached the cabinet division as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked him to tender his resignation letter.
“In fact, the incidents of Murad are unfortunate. He didn't create any obstacle in our ministry's works while performing as state minister rather Dr Murad Hasan had always cooperated with me,” he told reporters at his secretariat office in the capital.
The minister said he saw some changes in Murad over the last few months. “I've seen some changes in him in the last few months. His (Murad) some statements and activities embarrassed the government and the party as well. For this, the Premier asked him to resign. And his public relations officer has already taken the resignation letter, signed by Murad, to the cabinet division,” he added.
Replying to a query over the party membership of Murad, the minister said decision will be taken in this regard.
According to the party decision, Awami League Jamalpur district unit can say about this as he is the health affairs secretary of the district unit, he added.
Hasan said he (Murad) was voted by the people and it is the matter of the Jatiya Sangsad.
Replying to another query, Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, said, "I also worked as a special assistant of the Prime Minister. The Premier doesn't approve anyone's comments or activities that can embarrass the party or the government."