Food Minister Qamrul Islam has said a party against the liberation war and which disagrees with Genocide Day cannot be brought to power.
"Everyone has to stay cautious about bringing such a party to power," said Qamrul. "The people who witnessed 1971 are slowly dwindling."
He made these comments at a ceremony organized by the Keraniganj Upazila Parishad in observation of Independence Day on the Konakhola Upazila Parishad playground at around 11am today.
The minister further said: "We have to sabotage any party creating divisions between those in support and against the Liberation War in the upcoming election."
Qamrul said the Election Commission will ensure the next election is held in due time.
"The Prime Minister will stay as the government head during the election," said Qamrul. "But before the election is held, the citizens of this country must stand against those who have progressed to power through mass murder and chaos."
Citing the example of Bangladesh progressing from a lower-income country to a developing one, the minister said the people in this country have started to dream again under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's rule.
"It is our responsibility now to teach the true version of the Liberation War at schools and colleges," said Qamrul.
Aside from the food minister, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Keraniganj Shah-e-Elid Mainul Amin, Keraniganj Upazila Chairman Shahin Ahmed, Keraniganj Circle Assistant Commissioner (Land) Parvezur Rahman, North Circle Commissioner (Land) Imrul Hasan, Upazila Commander of Freedom Fighters Md Shahjahan, and several other union chairmen were present at the ceremony.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com