Health Minister Mohammad Nasim said Awami League (AL) is going to invite Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to their upcoming council on October 22-23.
He said, “Except Jamaat, we will invite all political parties of the country to our council including BNP, despite its negative practice of politics. We hope BNP will join the council to learn about our achievements and successes and their (BNP) conspiracies.”
He made the discloser yesterday at a joint meeting of subcommittees formed for the upcoming council at Shuhrawardi Udyan to brief about the overall preparation for and details of the council.
Expressing hope that BNP will join the council to learn about AL achievements and successes and their (BNP’s) conspiracies, Nasim who is a convener of the reception subcommittee of the council said, “Our party’s aim is to unite the people through party council against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islam’s nonstop bid of to destablize the country by means of violence and terrorism.”
He informed the meeting that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the two-day long council council on October 22 in the morning.
Calling upon the out-of-parliament opposition party to join the next parliamentary election leaving the practice of damaging country’s image, Nasim advised, “First you have to love your own people. You can’t get people’s support by loving the foreigners only. Those who love foreigners might end up only in the foreign places; they wouldn’t be received by the people of the country.”
Expressing hope that the upcoming council is going to be held amid much festivity and fanfare, AL leaders at the meeting sought help and cooperation of all sections of people and organisations of the country including different political parties and media to make the council successful.
Political parties from 14 countries have been invited to the council. We expect all the guests will come in time, although all of them have not confirmed yet, said the AL Advisory Council member.
Nasim also said, “The World Bank earlier withdrew from financing the Padma Bridge project, now its president is visiting Bangladesh today to get first-hand knowledge over how we are alleviating poverty.”
Mentionable, in addition to representatives of different political parties from around 14 countries across the world, diplomats and other dignitaries of foreign missions and organisations have also been invited to the council.
Among others AL Joint General Secretary Dipu Moni, Disaster Management and Relief Minister and also convener of food subcommittee Mofazzel Hossain chowdhury Maya, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, AL Joint Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, former AL chief whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah, Mrinal Kanti Das, Nazrul Islam Babu, Abdus Sattar were present in the joint meeting.