BNP-Jammat spreads political venom: Quamrul

Awami League central committee member and Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam today alleged that BNP and Jammat-e-Islam have together been spreading political venom culminating intolerance among religious groups in society.

"They (BNP-Jammat) are involved in the attacks on minorities at different parts of the country," he said at suburban Keraniganj while speaking as the chief guest at the triennial council of Kalindi Union Awami League.

Quamrul said BNP has done mistakes twice- non-participation in last general election and following the path of arson- and has doomed their political future by themselves. He, however, hoped that good wishes would prevail in BNP's mind and they would join next general election to deter recurrence of political blunders.

Listing a number of success done by the present government, the minister said, Bangladesh has not only become self reliant in food, but also marked a surplus in staple rice that has now been exported to some countries.

He also invited BNP and Jamaat to shun the path of negative politics and extend their hands to complete national priority tasks spearheaded by the present government.

Local Awami league leaders were present.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)