We don’t need Bathiudeen’s support-Govt

2020-10-17 at 15:43

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage says the government is not eying the support of Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen to pass the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution in Parliament.

Speaking to media in Hatton, Minister Aluthgamage said the government is confident of passing the proposed 20th Amendment without the backing of MP Bathiudeen.

He said MP Bathiudeen should surrender to courts and prove his innocence instead of evading arrest.

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said those in the incumbent government were targeted by the previous administration and claimed that they proved their innocence without evading arrest.

He therefore requested former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to also appear in courts to plead his case.

The Minister noted several other charges should also be filed against MP Rishad Bathiudeen for alleged crimes committed while holding the post of Minister of Trade.