CONFLICTING ROLES AS CBA, MINISTER

Legal notice seek Shajahan’s explanation on holding office of transport leader

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Aug 03,2018 | Updated: 01:03, Aug 03,2018

 
 

Shajahan Khan

A Supreme Court lawyer in a legal notice on Thursday asked shipping minister Shajahan Khan to explain in 24 hours under what authority he was holding the post of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Fedration’s executive president.
The lawyer Aklas Uddin Bhuiyan told reporters that he would take the matter to the court if Shahjahan Khan failed to reply to the legal notice within the stipulated time.
He said that Shajahan became the transport sramik federation president by violating the Constitution and breaching the oath of office he took as a minister.
The notice was sent to Shajahan by registered post.
The lawyer said that Shajahan Khan was elected an MP without any contest in the election held on January 5, 2014 and he took oath as a minister seven days later.
As a minister he cannot hold the post of president of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation, as it’s a collective bargaining agency (CBA), the lawyer said in the legal notice.
The lawyer said in the legal notice that as the president of the federation Shahjahan is supposed to bargain with the government for the transport workers and as a minister he is required to take action against the workers if they commit any offence. 

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