170 MPs criticize president for controversial remarks
September 29, 2010
TEHRAN - In a letter issued on Tuesday, 170 lawmakers censured President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his latest remarks about the role of Majlis.Ahmadinejad had recently said the statement by Imam Khomeini that “Majlis is on top of affairs” was expressed at a time that prime minister whose candidacy had to be approved by the parliament and not president was in charge of the executive body.
The letter noted that these statements not only weaken the Islamic democracy and unity among officials, it may also prevent the administration and other government branches from serving the nation or solving their problems properly.
It underscored that people and officials expect the president to handle major issues such as creating jobs for the youth, controlling prices of basic commodities, putting a brake on excessive imports, supporting local businesses, and fighting economic and social corruptions.
The letter added that it is necessary that the government fulfill its duty rather than interfering in the affairs of other branches of government or undermining the status of Majlis which is the main symbol of Islamic democracy.