Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked State Minister for Information Murad Hassan to resign from the cabinet by Tuesday for his recent derogatory remarks on social media, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

The minister said this at his residence on Monday night while replying to questions from reporters.

"I had talks with the Prime Minister in this regard in the evening, and the message has been passed to the state minister around 8pm," said Obaidul Quader, also the Awami League General Secretary.

During an interview on social media recently, the junior minister made derogatory comments on BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman and his daughter Zaima Rahman.

BNP on Monday demanded State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hassan apologise publicly and withdraw his "politically motivated, racial and derogatory" remarks against women and the Zia family.

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