Golapganj mayor suspended for commenting on ‘LGD corruption’
Mayor Aminul Islam Rabel of Sylhet's Golapganj municipality has been suspended over his controversial comments about corruption of the Local Government Division.
He was suspended as per the Local Government (Municipality) Act-2009, says an official notification issued yesterday.
In the notification, the division stated that his comments regarding the government and the department are a punishable offence as per the act and the division has suspended him from his mayor post.
On November 24, Aminul attended a programme in London organised by Greater Sylhet Development Council.
At the event, he said, "I'm elected mayor twice in a row as people chose me over political candidate. Awami League's Obaidul Quader did not allow me as AL candidate, but I secured five-six times more vote than the rival candidate while there was a trend of winning of party nominated candidates."
Aminul also said, "I have completed development work of Tk 100 crore in the municipality during my tenure. The prime minister is trying to develop the country with all her heart. But it is impossible for a good person to do all the work, while there's huge corruption in the country."
"I meet the secretaries, LGRD minister for funds and there you must leave a percent. For Tk 100 crore funds, you must give 5 percent, that's the reality now."
This correspondent could not contact the mayor for his comments, as he did not receive phone calls.