Nusrat Ghani, who lost his job as Minister of Transport in February 2020, said her religion was causing confusion among colleagues.
A British lawmaker said she was dismissed from the conservative ministerial post of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, partly because her Muslim beliefs made her colleagues uncomfortable, The Sunday Times reported.
Nus Ghani, 49, who lost his job as Minister of Transport in February 2020, is said to have been raised by a “whip” (parliamentary executor) as a matter of dismissal of her “Muslim”. I told the paper. ..
There was no immediate response to her comment from Johnson’s Downing Street office, but the government’s floor leader, Mark Spencer, said he was at the heart of Crab’s allegations.
“These accusations are completely wrong and I think they are defamatory,” he said on Twitter. “I have never used those words that originated from me.”
Crab’s remark was that one of his conservative colleagues met police and tried to force Johnson out of the office because of public anger at 10 Downing Street during the blockade of the coronavirus. After saying that he would discuss the allegations that the government whistle tried to “threate” the suspected lawmaker.
“Make colleagues uncomfortable”
The scandal robbed the public of both Johnson and his party and presented him with the most serious crisis of his Premiership.
“At a remodeling conference in Downing Street,” Islamic “was raised as a” problem “and it was said that my status as” Muslim Female Minister “was offensive to my colleagues,” said the first woman in the UK. Gani, the Minister of Islam, said: I’m saying
“I’m not pretending that this hasn’t shaken confidence in the party, and I’ve been seriously considering whether to continue as a member of parliament.”
Spencer said when he first raised the issue in March last year, Gani refused to submit the issue to a formal internal investigation.
The Conservatives have faced anti-Islamic allegations, and a report last May criticized how they dealt with complaints of discrimination against Muslims.
The report also led Johnson to issue a qualified apology for any crimes caused by his past remarks about Islam.
Keir Starmer, the leader of the main opposition Labor Party, said the Conservatives must immediately investigate Ghani’s account.
“It’s shocking to read this,” he said on Twitter.
Intimidation and blackmail
Crab’s comments on whip behavior also reflect a claim from another senior Conservative William Wragg that some of his colleagues faced intimidation and blackmail because of their desire to defeat Johnson. ing.
“Nus is very brave to speak. I was really shocked to know her experience,” Rag said on Twitter on Saturday. He told The Daily Telegraph that he would meet the police early next week to discuss his claim.
Johnson said he had never seen or heard evidence to support Rag’s allegations. His office said he would look “very carefully” for such evidence.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department said, “Similar to such claims, if a criminal offense is reported to Met, it will be considered.”
Johnson, who won the party’s largest majority in more than 30 years in 2019, is fighting to strengthen his authority after a’party gate’scandal following criticism of the government’s handling of corruption lines and other failures. increase.
Johnson, who repeatedly apologized for the party and said he was unaware of many parties, admitted that he attended what he said was a work event on May 20, last year, when social mixing was largely banned. rice field. The invitation asked the staff to “bring their own sake” to the event.
Senior civil servant Sue Gray will submit a report to the party next week, and many Conservative lawmakers will review her findings before deciding whether to take action to defeat Johnson. He says he will wait.
The Sunday Times also reported that Gray was investigating whether a rule-breaking party had been held in Johnson’s private apartment in Downing Street.
https://www.trtworld.com/europe/uk-lawmaker-says-she-was-fired-for-being-muslim-53962?utm_source=other&utm_medium=rss British lawmakers say she was fired because she was a Muslim