Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon today urged all pro-liberation forces to build a collective resistance against the militancy and communalism.
"A vested quarter has been trying in a planned way to create communal division in the country. They have also been trying to divide the nation by their destructive activities," he told the inaugural session of National Council of Bangladesh National Awami Party (NAP) at Engineer's Institute auditorium in the city.
Presided over by the Executive President of NAP Amina Ahmed, Chief Prosecutor of International Crime Tribunal (ICT) Golam Arif Tipu, former Joint General Secretary of Awami League (AL) Muzaffar Hossain Poltu, General Secretary of Sammyabadi Dal Dilip Barua, Secretary General of Jatiya Party-JP Sheikh Shahidul Islam, Convener of Communist Center Dr Wazedul Islam and General Secretary of NAP Advocate Enamul Haque addressed the function among others.
Earlier, the recorded speech of founder President of NAP Professor Muzaffar Ahmed was played before the councilors and delegates in the function.
Menon also President of the Workers Party of Bangladesh said the vested quarters are also trying to destabilize the country through its recent communal attacks on minorities.
"The militancy will come back, if the BNP-Jamaat alliance comes to power again. The corruption and ravage will rampage," he added.
The minister also said the BNP-Jamaat patronized the militancy after coming to power in 2001.
In the beginning of the council, the National Flag and Party Flag were hoisted and the National Anthem was played.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)