A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, challenging the legality of AK Abdul Momen holding the office of the Foreign Minister.
On behalf of SC advocate Md Ershad Hossain Rashed, lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Ahad filed the petition in the High Court division of the top court on Tuesday.
A High Court bench, led by Justice Md Mojibur Rahman Mia, is likely to hear the petition, said Mostafizur.
On August 21, SC lawyer Ershad sent a legal notice to the Foreign Minister urging him to step down within 48 hours for violating the Constitution over his "controversial remarks".
"As I did not receive any response from the Foreign Minister, I decided to file the writ petition," Ershad said.
The cabinet secretary, secretary of parliament secretariat, and the foreign minister has been made respondents to this writ petition.
The petition is enlisted in the court’s cause list for Wednesday, he said.
At a Janmashtami programme in Chattogram on Thursday, Momen reportedly said that he had urged the Indian government to back Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina so that she can stay in power.
After much criticism over this statement, the FM provided an explanation the next day, saying that he had requested the Indian government to help the Bangladesh PM maintain the stability of her government.