Petition filed with HC challenging Momen's holding office as minister
A Supreme Court lawyer today (September 5, 2022) filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of Abdul Momen's holding the offices of the foreign minister as well as a member of parliament for his "controversial comment".
Md Ershad Hossain Rashed submitted the petition to the HC also appealed to it to form a committee with cabinet secretary and Jatiya Sangsad secretary to enquire whether Abdul Momen is qualified to hold the offices of minister and MP for his controversial comment.
In the petition, the lawyer said Momen has violated his oath and constitution by commenting and therefore, he has become disqualified to hold the offices of the minister as well as MP.
Ershad's lawyer Kazi Mostafizur Rahman Ahad told The Daily Star that the HC may hold a hearing on petition tomorrow.
While speaking at an event in Chattogram on August 18, Momen had said he requested the Indian government to do whatever was necessary for the continuation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
"I went to India and said Sheikh Hasina's continuation must be ensured. She is our role model. If her continuation is ensured, our country will stride towards development and become a truly non-communal country," he had said.
On August 21, lawyer Ershad sent the legal notice asking Momen to step down, saying that the minister's statement violated the constitution of the country as the people of the country.