Criticizing his predecessor Dilip Barua, former Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Monday said he demonstrated his ‘stupidity’ by questioning his sincerity about the relocation of chemical warehouses from Old Dhaka.
He came up with the comment while briefing reporters at his residence in the city’s Eskaton area.
Amu said the government is not embarrassed at all at Dilip Barua’s comment as he made such comment after being panicked as he could not take any effective initiative during his time for chemical godown relocation.
The ex-minister said he had taken initiatives several times for shifting the warehouses to another place but the businessmen did not agree to relocate their warehouses.
Amu said the businessmen’s unwillingness about relocation was a suicidal attempt.
Meanwhile, Amu highlighted his success in relocating tanneries from Hazaribagh to Savar.
Former Industries Minister Dilip Barua on Saturday blamed his successor Amir Hossain Amu for what he said not being serious to relocate chemical warehouses from Old Dhaka.
At least 67 people were killed and many others injured in a fire that broke out a four-storey Haji Wahed Mansion at Chakbazar’s Churihatta on Wednesday night.