No talks with terrorists, war criminals: Hasan

Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud today said there will be no dialogue with the party patronizing the terrorists and the war criminals.

"No dialogue with terrorists or war criminals . . . Dialogue can be held only with a political party," he said while speaking at a discussion at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) at Segunbagicha in the capital this afternoon.

Hasan, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the environment and forest ministry, however, said Awami League can sit for the talks with the BNP if it quits alliance with war criminals' party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and begs apology to the nation for killing innocent people in patrol bombs attacks.

Bangladesh Swadhinata Parishad (BSP) organized the discussion on "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Development and Success and Current Politics" with its adviser Chittyaranjan Das was in the chair.

The AL leader categorically said the next general election will be held in line with the Constitution of the country.

"BNP cannot accept country's development and progress . . . So they are hatching conspiracy against the government," alleged Hasan, the former environment and forest minister.

He called upon all to remain alert against the conspiracy of the vested quarter who is trying to use the Muslim Rohingya issue of Myanmar in internal politics.

Awami League relief and special welfare secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, deputy publicity and publication secretary Aminul Islam Amin and former state minister of the home ministry Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku, MP, BSP president Mohammad Jinnat Ali Jinnah and general secretary Shahadot Hossain Toyel, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)