Rumeen Farhana, the BNP MP at reserved seat has withdrawn application for government land in Dhaka after her request prompted rife criticisms in social media.
The BNP MP said: “I am withdrawing my request for a piece of land as a show of respect to the feelings of grassroots BNP leaders and activists and my well-wishers.”
“I hereby request you to take necessary steps,” she wrote in the application to Housing and Public Works Ministry on Tuesday.
The land application of Rumeen, assistant international affairs secretary of BNP, was leaked from the ministry and went viral on Facebook on Aug 25.
The social media posts on the application have drawn much criticism from different quarters about her integrity after an application for a 10-Katha land from the very government.
The BNP MP has long been terming the incumbent government as “illegal” in the parliament.
Meanwhile, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir instructed party leaders to stop criticising Rumeen in public at an event on Monday.
The daughter of late Language Movement veteran and Democratic League Chairman Oli Ahad joined the parliament this year for the first time. She is the lone BNP MP from seats reserved for women.