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Her comments came amid debates over ministers’ doing office after submission of letters of intent for resignation to the prime minister 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the members of the cabinet have just expressed their desire to resign, but they will remain in their posts until their resignation is accepted by the President. “Submitting resignation letter to the Prime Minister does not mean resignation,” she said at the inaugural function of six establishments of Dhaka University at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban at the university on Thursday, reports BSS. Her comments came amid debates over ministers’ doing office after submission of letters of intent for resignation to the prime minister. “We could dissolve the entire cabinet, but I asked my cabinet colleagues to submit their resignation and they have done that.” she said. Taking a swipe at those who are claiming that the resignation of the ministers has been already effective, the prime minister said: “They are commenting on the issue not reading the constitution. There is no scope to misguide the people about the issue.” “Hinting at a small cabinet during the all-party polls-time government, Sheikh Hasina said: “Who will remain in the cabinet, who will not–it is the jurisdiction of the prime minister.” The six establishments of Dhaka University that were inaugurated by the Prime Minister today are MBA Bhaban (Eastern Wing) of the Business Studies Faculty, Bijoy Ekattor Hall for the students, Shaheed Abul Khayer Bhaban for young teachers and officials, Shaheed Munir Chowdhury Bhaban for senior teachers and officials, Shaheed MA Muktadir Bhaban (Provost Complex) for hall provosts and Bangabandhu Tower for class four employees. University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor AK Azad Chowdhury was the special guest at the function. Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique delivered the welcome address, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Admin) Professor Shahid Akhtar Hossain gave the vote of thanks.

Source: Dhaka Tribune