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Murad apologies for his controversial remarks

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Published: 15:58, 7 December 2021   Update: 16:03, 7 December 2021
Murad apologies for his controversial remarks

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After submitting resignation letter from his cabinet post as a junior minister for information, Murad Hassan apologised for his derogatory remarks against BNP acting chairperson Tarique Rahman and his daughter Zaima Rahman.

Murad Hassan submitted the resignation letter to the Cabinet Division citing personal grounds this afternoon.

Later, he apologised on his verified Facebook page and said, “Please mothers and sisters pardon me if I made any mistake or hurt anyone through my language.”

Addressing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as mother, he wrote that he would accept whatever decision she makes.

Murad’s remarks went viral on social media and generated angers in the country’s rights groups, politicians and academicians alongside BNP leaders and activists.

On Monday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked Murad Hassan to step down from his post by Tuesday.

BNP, on Monday, demanded State Minister for Information Murad Hassan apologise publicly and withdraw his “politically motivated, racial and derogatory” remarks against women and the Zia family.