BNP wants to hold its Dhaka divisional rally at Nayapaltan instead of any other venue or ground in the city as its aim is to create anarchy, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday.
“Their (BNP) intention is not good,” he told the reporters after an anti-tobacco advocacy meeting organised by Unnayan Samannoy in the city.
He said the purpose of holding the rally in Nayapaltan is to vandalise vehicles and create anarchy, leading to public suffering.
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The government doesn’t want to obstruct any rally, he said. “If the government had wanted, they (BNP) couldn’t have held any of these (previous seven) rallies.”
In fact, it was BNP who obstructed Awami League’s rally by carrying out grenade and bomb attacks, in the process killing many people, said Mahmud.
“We are providing them all the support from the government so that they can hold rally peacefully. And they are holding rallies peacefully,” the minister added.
Regarding the militant issue, Mahmud said BNP is the chief patron and financer of militancy in the country.
“Begum Khaleda Zia had opposed the arrest of militants as there are militant groups in their alliance,” he added.
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“The very recent rise of militancy and Mirza Fakhrrul Islam Alamgir’s statement is interlinked. They want to create instability in the country,” the information minister said.
Source: United News of Bangladesh