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I will not resign: Shipping Minister

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:29 PM, 2 August 2018   Updated: 09:20 AM, 3 August 2018

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Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan said he will not resign.

He said, “I will not resign. It is the BNP’s demand. I will not resign in the words of BNP. The people did not want my resignation, the students did not want my resignation too. But if the people want then I will resign.”

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan told the media on Thursday noon. Responding to a question if the Prime Minister asked him to resign, he replied, “I will resign if the Prime Minister says.”

Earlier on Sunday, reporters asked for reaction from Shipping Minister and Acting President of the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation Shahjahan Khan for the death of two students in Airport’s Kurmitola road at Secretariat.

At the time, he laughed and replied that those who are responsible must be punished. But along with the accident, he compared the death of 33 people killed in a road accident in the Indian state of Maharashtra. 

In a question of the bus driver and helper are being arbitrary under the direction of the Shipping Minister as a leader of transport owners and workers, he replied, “It is not related to today’s topic, it is not related to the issue. Although 33 killed in an accident in Maharashtra, there is no indication. But in Bangladesh, there is a little bit of angry reaction.”

His remarks were widely criticized. The Prime Minister also criticized him.

After taking part in a meeting with the Home Minister at the Secretariat, reporters want to know whether it is an accident or killing of the death of two students in the capital on July 29, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan replied, “According to the law that murder is murder. And accident will be considered as an accident.”