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Minister of State for Information and Communications Junaid Ahmed (Palk) visited the office on Thursday after being criticized for riding a motorcycle without a helmet. Due to traffic, it was too late to go to the office, he walked some steps.
Social media has posted a video on Facebook of Junaid Ahmad walking into the office at the foot of Palk. The video was also shared yesterday from Polk’s Verified Facebook page. The status of the video is shared with video from a Facebook page named Nazmul Huda Bakul. There were two types of positive, negative reactions to this video in the comment options of the page.
Asked to inquire, Junaid Ahmed told the first light, there was a meeting at the ICT building in Agargaon around 9 am yesterday. Metro rail works were underway in that area, a road was closed, resulting in traffic congestion. He got out of the car in front of the IDB building and walked to his office. The little road, he says, takes about 5 to 10 minutes to walk to Oituku. If you were sitting in the car it would be late. Others might have been upset to wait for the meeting. Because of this, he walked. He called it a ‘simple’ affair.
Earlier, Palk, who was riding a motorcycle without a helmet, arrived at the office on time after being sworn in as a minister for a new term on Tuesday. Due to traffic, he got in the middle of a motorcycle to save time at work. However, the motorcycle had a helmet on its head, but Palke did not have a helmet. After the image was circulated via social media, he faced various criticism for not following the law.
Responding to a question to reporters yesterday, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said that when he asked the state minister about it, the state minister said it was wrong. This will not happen again.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was saddened by the memory of Sheikh Rasel, the youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the nation's father.
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