Begum Monnujan Sufian, the newly appointed state minister of Labour, came to Dhaka as a newly elected MP, and stayed at a hotel for Tk. 138 per night. She went to Bongobhaban for her oath ceremony from that hotel, and returned there as a newly minted state minister.
As reported, she did not stay with any relative because she did not want to take any favors from anyone. All she had to do was hint, and there would have been a crowd of rich people fighting over each other to put her up at luxury hotels or other accommodation.
I believe as a result of this newspaper report, she spent last night at a Bangladesh Railways guest house.
Begum Sufian will soon move to her state-owned residence. But in the few days she stayed in a modest hotel and paid for it out of her own pocket, this simple woman has set an example.
All the fat cat current and former ministers should be ashamed.
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