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Govt may declare poll-time cabinet today: Muhith

November 09, 2018 00:00:00

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the election-time government may be announced today (Friday), reports bdnews24.com.

"There will be no new faces in the election-time cabinet," Muhith said after a cabinet committee meeting on Thursday.

After the meeting of the cabinet committee on public purchase at the secretariat in Dhaka Thursday, reporters queried Muhith about the election-time government.

"Tomorrow. The election-time government may come tomorrow," he said.

The reporters followed up with further questions on whether the cabinet will be reconstructed on Friday. In response, Muhith said: "I think it is happening."

On whether the new members will be included in the cabinet, the minister said: "That's not possible."

When the reporters asked the minister again about the issue, he said, "It's almost certain, because it is a coalition government. There is nobody who can be picked up. So I don't think there will be any new addition."

Asked to comment on the exit of four technocrat ministers, Muhith said they will stay on until their resignations are accepted.

"They are still there. Their resignation letters will probably be accepted tomorrow, or perhaps tonight."

Muhith said it was time for him to retire from politics.

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