Muhith won’t contest polls

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published at 07:58pm on September 06, 2018

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AMA Muhith.-- New Age file photo

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said he would not contest in the upcoming parliament elections.

‘I am not contesting elections. I will propose my younger brother MA Momen’s name in the Awami League nomination board for the Sylhet Sadar constituency,’ said Muhith while talking to reporters during the Grameen Bank’s dividend-paying ceremony at the finance ministry.

The finance minister said he is likely to be in the polls-time government as he is not contesting the elections. But it is the prime minister who will take the final decision about it, he added.

Muhith said a free and fair election will be held under the polls-time government. Those who are saying the elections would not be held in a free and fair manner are raising unrealistic allegation, he said, adding that all elections that were held after 2008 were held in a free and fair manner.

Grameen Bank managing director Babul Saha handed over the dividend worth Tk6.24 crore to the finance minister for the year 2017.