Rumeen withdraws application for govt plot

Staff Correspondent  | Published: 00:00, Aug 28,2019


Rumeen Farhana

Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker Rumeen Farhana on Tuesday sent a letter to the housing minister withdrawing her August  3 application seeking a 10-katha plot in the government’s Purbachal project in Dhaka.

Rumeen sent the letter to housing minister SM Rezaul Karim in her official pad as a lawmaker where she mentioned that she withdrawing her August 3 letter showing respect to the sentiment of BNP’s grassroots level leaders, activists and well-wishers, BNP chairperson’s media wing member Shayrul Kabir Khan told New Age.

He said that Rumeen requested the minister to take necessary steps about withdrawing her letter she had submitted in parliament’s official format.

Neither the minister nor Rumeen could not be reached for comments despite repeated attempts.

The BNP lawmaker, who, on several occasions, questioned the legitimacy of the present parliament, alleging that it was constituted through massive rigging, had on August 3 applied for a 10-katha plot in the government’s Purbachal project.

She, in her application, had written that she would ‘remain ever grateful’ if a 10-katha plot was allocated to her at Rajdhani Unnyayan Kartripakkhya’s Purbachal project.

The letter also stated that Rumeen had no plot, flat, or house in Dhaka. She also requested the minister to grant her application as she had no source of income other than legal practice.

The 13A section of the rule empowers the minister to allocate plot on special consideration.

Rumeen, an assistant international affairs secretary of BNP, was elected in the only reserved seat allotted to the BNP that won only six seats in the 11th national elections held on December 30.

Following a series of dramatic developments, the party allowed its MPs-elect to take oaths in the

parliament. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, elected from Bogura 6, however, did not take oath following the party’s stance.

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