Awami League lawmaker ASM Feroz yesterday publicly asked for money instead of crests from those who wanted to felicitate him on his becoming the chief whip of parliament.
"I will be in my political office from 9:00am to 3:00pm tomorrow [Saturday]. If anyone wants to give me any gift, then no more crests. I want cash. Cash is what I want," announced Feroz through a loudspeaker at a reception programme in Patuakhali's Baufal, from where he won uncontested in the 10th parliamentary election.
He used the word "cash" thrice in his brief announcement at the reception arranged by the local Awami League and its associate organisations at a play ground in Baufol sadar upazila.
"Don't you understand? A lot of money is required for contesting an election," Feroz continued.
"So, felicitate me with cash. It would be very useful for me. What is the use of this [crest]?" he said.
Video is taken from Bangla Daily Prothom Alo