Awami League joint general secretary and information and broadcasting minister, Dr Hasan Mahmud, said that the conspirators’ attempt to involve Chhatra League in the Pirganj incident has failed.
He said this in response to a question while exchanging views with journalists at Rajshahi Circuit House yesterday afternoon. MPs Md Ain Uddin and Adiba Anjum Mita, Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil, Mahanagar Awami League general secretary Dablu Sarkar, vice-president Nowsher Ali, Hindu Buddhist Christian Parishad president Anil Kumar Sarkar and others were present on occasion.
Information Minister said, “Among those arrested for setting fire to the houses of the Hindu community in Pirganj, Rangpur, Md. Saikat Mandal has been expelled from the BCL long ago due to various misdeeds.” He has been propagated as a member of Carmichael College Chhatra League. ‘
Dr Hasan said the Rangpur Metropolitan Chhatra League had stated in this regard. In a statement, they said he was an intruder and somehow had his name on a department’s lowest-level committee. He was later evicted. Whoever has already been expelled from the BCL, the responsibility can never be placed on the BCL when he commits any misdeed. ‘
Hasan Mahmud, joint general secretary of the Awami League, said, “There has always been a negative campaign against the BCL.” But there is no chance to blame the Chhatra League in the case of Pirganj.
Dr Hassan Mahmood said, ‘The country’s communal harmony is being destroyed due to conspiracy sitting in London. The Qur’an Sharif, which was left in the puja mandapa to destroy communal harmony on the occasion of Durga Puja in Bangladesh, has committed this misdeed at the behest of someone. And after this incident, a video was made, uploaded on social media again, spreading communal tension all over the country. Various posts have been made. Peace and harmony have been destroyed in this country of communal harmony by spreading tension. Who is behind this will come out suddenly. ‘
The information minister said, “It is evident who is politicizing communalism. BNP-Jamaat and fanatical extremists do politics with communalism. Those who have incited the criminals have insulted our holy religion of Islam, insulted Hinduism, and destroyed communal harmony. The government is determined to find them and give them exemplary punishment.
Earlier in the day, the Information and Broadcasting Minister visited the Rajshahi sub-station of Bangladesh Television. They announced the setting up of a full-fledged BTV station there before the next parliamentary elections. Director-General of Bangladesh Television Sohrab Hossain was present at the time. Later Dr Hasan Mahmud planted a mango sapling in the premises of the BTV sub-centre.