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Information minister: BNP’s still hanging over polls, caretaker issues

  • Published at 05:44 pm August 7th, 2019
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Information Minister Hasan Mahmud addresses a discussion marking the 89th birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib at the National Press Club on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 PID

A quarter cannot see the success as it is always engaged in conspiracy, the minister said

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has said BNP is still hanging over the caretaker government and election issues instead of serving the common people. 

He made this statement in a discussion marking the 89th birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, organized by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote (BSJ), held at the National Press Club on Wednesday. 

"People of Bangladesh are now struggling with dengue and flood menaces. However, instead of standing beside the people, BNP is doing politics for the polls,” he said.

The minister said Bangladesh’s overall poverty rate has been reduced from 20% to 41% over the last 10-years of Awami League government.

He further said, a quarter cannot see the success as it is always engaged in conspiracy. 

While pointing out Bangladesh’s remarkable progress in different socioeconomic areas, the minister said: "Bangladesh has exceeded India and Pakistan in many key economic and social indicators in the last ten years."

Minister Hasan also paid his tributes to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib.

Planning Minister MA Mannan attended the function as special guest while BSJ President and former lawmaker Sarah Begum Kobori was in the chair. Awami League Deputy Publicity and Publication Secretary Aminul Islam, Dhaka South City Unit General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad, Organizing Secretary Hedayetul Islam Swapan, AL leaders Advocate Boloram Poddar, Liaqat Ali Khan, Kutub Uddin Chowdhury and BSJ general secretary Arun Sarker Rana were also present.