In the space of five years, the discussed-criticized member of parliament of Jamalpur-4 constituency, former Minister of State for Information. Murad Hasan’s income increased almost 8 times. During this period his wealth increased twice. This information is known from Murad’s affidavit submitted to the Election Commission.
Among the five constituencies of Jamalpur, the most discussed candidate is the current member of Parliament of Sarishabari-4 Constituency. Murad Hasan. He participated in the 12th National Parliament election as an independent candidate without getting nominated by Awami League.
According to the election affidavit, in 2018, Murad’s movable and immovable property was 2 crore 4 lakh 51 thousand 916 taka. Out of this, movable property was 1 crore 54 lakh 3 thousand 966 taka and immovable property was 50 lakh 47 thousand 950 taka. That property has increased to 3 crore 74 lakh 18 thousand 717 taka in a span of 5 years. In this his property has increased almost 2 times.
Murad’s annual income in 2018 was 13 lakh 83 thousand 283 taka. In the span of five years, that income has increased to 1 crore 7 lakh 8 thousand 644 taka. His income has increased by almost 8 times.
In the 2018 affidavit, he had a short gun and a pistol, but he did not mention them in this year’s affidavit.
However, the general voters of Sarishabari constituency have said that they should vote based on merit and not the wealth of a candidate.
Abdur Rahim, a general voter of Sarishabari, said, ‘Who has or does not have much? Who doesn’t have what? It is not our concern. I will cast my vote on merit. We will vote for the development that will be done in Sarishabari.
Another young voter Alif Hossain said, ‘Elections are coming. Few candidates are standing. We are poor people. We will go to the center. We don’t want to waste the vote.’
Yusuf Ali, Joint General Secretary of Jamalpur District Lawyers Association, said, “Nationwide, I see that some people’s wealth is increasing by 100 times, up to 200 times.”
Jamalpur district Awami League former president son of Dr. Matiur Rahman Talukdar. Murad Hasan was elected Member of Parliament twice. Also served as Minister of State in Ministry of Health and Ministry of Information.
He had to leave the ministry when a phone conversation with actress Mahia Mahi was leaked while he was the Minister of State for Information. Also, he was in discussions throughout the country for various speeches.