Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan. File photo
Dhaka, July 31 : After widespread criticism for his visibly smirk reaction, Shipping Minister, Shahjahan Khan, on Tuesday expressed his great sorrow and regret over the Sunday’s road crash that had killed two students.
The minister said “I’m sorry for my unpleasant behavior. I have accepted the criticism.”
He also urged all to overlook his mistake with a spirit of forgiveness.
He hoped for quick recovery of the injured students.
Shajahan Khan said those who are responsible for the road crash that killed two students must face action as per the law.
Earlier on July 29, while talking to reporters about the road crash at the Secretariat, the minister said smilingly that “33 people died in India recently, but they (Indians) don’t complain about it as we do.” Such comment and smirk stirred an outrage in social media with many people asking for unconditional apology and the minister’s resignation.
A bus ploughed through some college students on Sunday as they were standing by the road in front of Kurmitola General Hospital, leaving two dead and 12 others injured.
Outraged by the accident, the students across the city have been demonstrating since then demanding justice for their fellows and apology from the Shipping Minister for his comments.