Sharply criticizing BNP’s activities, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the political party which sends letters to foreigners for stopping aid to Bangladesh has no rights to do politics in the country.
“Currently, BNP has chosen the path of conspiracy as the party understands that they become isolated from the countrymen. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir wrote letters for stopping assistance to Bangladesh. The assistance comes for people, not for the government.
The political party which wrote letters to foreigners to stop aids has no rights to do politics,” he said.
The minister was addressing a function arranged to distribute COVID-19 protection materials and winter clothes as special guest at Awami League office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.
Relief and Social Welfare sub-committee of Awami League organized the function and distributed the materials and clothes on behalf of the Prime Minister.
AL Presidium Member Begum Matia Chowdhury, MP, addressed the function as the chief guest with the sub-committee secretary Sujit Roy Nandi in the chair. AL joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim and organizing secretary Mirza Azam, MP, spoke as special guests.
Hasan said BNP organized a meeting yesterday with fugitive accused Tarique Rahman in the chair. There is an order of the High Court that no news can be published about Tarique Rahman, he said, adding, “But, I saw in mass media that the news was published which is the violation of the directives of the High Court.”
He said their (BNP) political misery has reached such a point that they made the person as acting president of the party who was convicted for lifetime. Even, they (BNP) had changed section-7 of their constitution so that any person convicted due to corruption could be a leader of BNP, he added.
He said BNP has accepted the corruption institutionally. “What a shame!” he added.
He said five leaders of the AL central committee, many lawmakers and about 1,500 leaders and activists died due to coronavirus. AL Rangunia upazila unit president and upazila mayor died due to COVID-19, he added.