Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said here today that socialists should lead the battle against militancy and pave the way for an egalitarian society, where all citizens had a right to a dignified life.
Inu was speaking as chief guest at a seminar on the 29th death anniversary of Comrade Toaaha, founder of the Samyabadi Dal (Marxist-Leninist) of Bangladesh at the National Press Club this evening.
The minister said that Comrade Toaaha was a great soul who fought for the rights of workers, peasants, women and marginalized. He hoped that his followers and admirers would continue the struggle.
He also appreciated Toaaha's fight against inequality in society and his battle against imperialism.
"Comrade Toaaha was a pragmatic politician and did not compromise on principle and that explained his party's alliance with the Awami League," he said.
He reiterated that in line with Comrade Toaaha's policies the current government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was pursuing a policy of economic independence, disregarding the advice of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank and pursuing policies that were in the best interest of the country's working people.
He also reminded the audience that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had revived the 1972 constitution, largely, and restored the four basic principles of the state which included socialism. "The rulers in the past had discarded it," he added.
The meeting was presided over by Comrade Dilip Barua, general secretary of the Samyabadi Dal (M-L).
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)