Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad wants to see Syed Abul Hossain in Cabinet again
Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-02-23 01:30:47.0 BdST Updated: 2017-02-23 01:39:42.0 BdST
Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad has said he wants to see Syed Abul Hossain in the cabinet of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the allegation of bribery against him has been proved false.
The special envoy to the prime minister urged Hasina to reinstate Abul Hossain as a Cabinet minister since the bribery allegations could not sustain in a Canadian court.
Abul Hossain was forced to resign as communications minister after the World Bank set conditions to finance the multi-billion-dollar bridge projects. Former Bridges Division Secretary Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan was sent to jail over the case.
Later Anti-Corruption Commission investigated the matter and found no evidence against them.
Bangladesh, later, withdrew the funding request and decided to go ahead with the project with its own resources straining the relations with the global lender.
The case recently collapsed in a Canadian court after the judge ruled the prosecution evidence inadmissible in the trial, which Ershad termed “the end of a nightmare.”
In a statement on Wednesday, the former president said "due to the false allegation, the career of an efficient minister had prematurely ended.”
“Now it has been proved that those stories were nothing but gossip,” he said.
He asked the media which reported stories based on fabricated information to apologise.
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