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BNP MP demands resignation of State Minister for Religious Affairs
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Dhaka, June 11 -- BNP MP Md Harunur Rashid (Chapai Nawabganj-3) on Tuesday demanded the resignation of State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah for his misleading announcements over the Eid-ul Fitr date.
"I hope that the religious affairs minister (state minister) will resign over this moon-sighting issue and the national moon-sighting committee will be abolished," he said taking floor on point of order in Parliament.
The MP questioned what the job of the national moon-sighting committee is. "The moon is usually sighted in the evening. The moon is supposed to be sighted at 6:30pm or 7pm."
Harun said the State Minister came up with first announcement at 9pm saying the moon was not sighted anywhere in Bangladesh and that E...
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