Action if you call me ex-JP minister: Muhith
Finance Minister AMA Muhith today warned to take proper steps if Jatiya Party members call him a former minister of the party again.
"I'll request the Jatiya Party members to keep this in mind in future. If you don’t remember this, I will try to take proper steps against you," he said while taking part in the discussions on the supplementary budget for 2017-18 fiscal in parliament.
Jatiya Party lawmakers several times in parliament said Finance Minister AMA Muhith was their former minister.
Participating in the discussion on the supplementary budget, Jatiya Party MP Selim Uddin today called Muhith a former minister of Jatiya Party.
"I've already said (I was not a minister of Jatiya Party) several times, but the Jatiya Party members are not heeding to it...I was neither a Jatiya Party member nor a minister," a lamented Muhith told the House.
He mentioned that he was the minister of military dictator HM Ershad.
"Jatiya Party was not formed at that time. I left [as minister of Ershad regime] long before the formation of Jatiya Party, I hope they'll keep this in mind. If they don't, I'll try to take proper steps against them," he said.
Later, while taking part in discussions on the cut motion on supplementary budget, Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid said it was true AMA Muhith was not the minister of Jatiya Party.
"Let me assure you, Jatiya Party will never make a knowledgeable person like you a minister in the future, and for that, you will not require to go to court," he quipped.
He also said the finance minister is giving protection to bank robbers. "You might go to court for that in the future," he said.