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12:00 AM, September 03, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

MP crosses the line

MP crosses the line

Smacks of impropriety

THE news report of a ruling party lawmaker's purported patronage of a sacked principal to reinstate him in a Poba Upazila College in Rajshahi brings to the fore an instance of attempted abuse of power by him. For an administrative probe has found truth in most of the allegations of corruption and irregularities levelled against the former principle. In consequence, therefore,  the college governing body has removed him from his position. Furthermore, the ex-principal's academic credentials are not up to the mark. Given his grades he would not have been qualified to be promoted to the rank of college principal in the first place.

Against this backdrop, the MP insists on his reinstatement in the college on what he termed as 'humanitarian considerations'. He pressed request adding that 'even murderers are getting mercy' so the man deserves some mercy, according to him. We are shocked at such a blatant way of justifying his request for reinstatement of the ex-principal.

How can a lawmaker, so irresponsible with his utterances by way of exerting undue pressure on college authority. He oversteps his remit. Public representatives are meant to protect the sanctity of law. If this is the attitude of an MP to favour somebody out of turn then how does he do justice as a public representative of his constituency, one may wonder.

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