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Latif gets discharge letter from AL
Staff Correspondent
Publish Date : 2014-11-01,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 16
The incumbent Awami League on Thursday sent the letter of expulsion of former minister Abdul Latif Siddique from the party to his permanent address in Kalihati upazila of Tangail.
Earlier, he was expelled from the Cabinet, removed from the party Presidium and served a show cause notice for the permanent cancellation of his primary membership of the party for his remarks demeaning the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj and Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) that hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslim community.
Party's Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap confirmed the matter to The Daily Observer and said, "The expulsion letter has been served to Latif Siddique's permanent address on Thursday afternoon."
Meanwhile, Latif Siddique was expelled from the party permanently on September 24. This decision was taken unanimously in a meeting of the party's Central Working Committee presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also president of Awami League.
Latif Siddique has served as the minister of jute and textiles in the preceding term of AL during 2009-2013. During that term, he sold out 47 jute mills and factories at throwaway prices, even gave some away for free.
In January 2014, he was made the Posts and Telecommunications along with Information Communication Technology Minister in the second consecutive term of Awami League Government.  However, he could not hold his position for even a year.

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