Abdul Matin Khasru, a presidium member of the ruling Awami League, today termed BNP’s remarks on Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s resignation as “hypothetical”.
“Our government didn’t put any pressure on the Chief Justice to resign from his post. But BNP is doing politics and making hypothetical remarks over the issue,” Khasru told The Daily Star in his impromptu reaction to the resignation of the chief justice.
“Our judiciary is fully independent and judges are too,” Khasru, also a former law minister, told The Daily Star.
Earlier in the day, Joynal Abedin, press secretary to the president, said Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned from his office.
Talking about the CJ’s resignation, BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed, at a function at Jatiya Press Club, blamed the government for “forcing Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha to resign from his post”.
Chief Justice Sinha is scheduled to go on retirement on January 31 but why he resigned before ending the timeframe, Khasru raised a question.
“It is absolutely his (Sinha) own decision and he is the competent person to give the answer why he resigned from his post,” the former law minister added.
Talking to the Daily Star, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said it is totally his (Sinha) personal decision but it may be for his health ground.
About BNP’s allegation, Hanif said BNP is doing politics and resorting to falsehood over the issue.