Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud yesterday said BNP is the main patron of communal evil forces in the country and it always uses the evil fundamentalist forces as tools in politics.
“To eradicate communalism, those who give shelter to these communal evil forces and those who do politics of communalism must be eliminated forever from the country,” he said.
Hasan was speaking, as the chief guest, while distributing the Prime Minister’s cheque for Tk 45 lakh among three survivors’ of 2003 arson attack on 11 members of a minority community family of Sadhanpur under Banskhali upazila in the city’s circuit house auditorium under the arrangement of Chattogram district organization.
The minister also distributed cheques among victims of BM Container Depot fire incident in Sitakunda.
Mohammad Mominur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Chattogram, presided over the function while Mostafizur Rahman MP, former city Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin and Mofizur Rahman, general secretary of Chattogram north district Awami League (AL), among others, were present.
Later, the information minister laid the foundation stone of the Multipurpose Building of Bangladesh Television Chattogram Center.
City AL Acting President Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury, its General Secretary and former Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, City Mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman and BTV Chattogram Center GM Mahfuza Akhtar, among others, were present in the inaugural function.
In the afternoon, Hasan planted tree saplings in the hilly land which was freed from illegal encroachments by the district administration to conserve the risky hills of Chattogram city.