"Many people have asked me to become a minister, but I asked them do you want to ruin my road safety movement? If I had wanted to be a minister, I would not have initiated to make such a movement." said Ilias Kanchan.
He made the statement in a live chat show hosted by journalist and presenter Tanvir Tareq.A popular hero Ilias Kanchan is now more popular for founding road safety movement (Nirapod sarak chai).
Ilias Kanchan also said "I don't want to be a part of any particular party. I don’t like to be singled out for affiliation to any particular party. I never want that. I want to be public. That means, I want to work equally for all classes of people. This is the goal of my life.”
Ilias Kanchan went for road safety movement after his his wife had died in a road accident on 22 October, 1993.