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Momen says govt unconcerned by upcoming BNP rally

  • People spreading anti-govt propaganda
  • Urges everyone not to pay heed to rumours
Update : 22 Oct 2023, 09:38 PM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said the government is not giving much importance to the BNP’s October 28 program, noting that there was a similar program on December 10.

“These come and go; we do not give importance to them. We are not worried,” he told reporters while responding to a question at a media briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Earlier in the day, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said Dhaka's streets will be under the control of the Awami League on October 28, while BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said his party only plans to hold a grand rally in Dhaka on October 28 and not hold a sit-in.

The foreign minister urged everyone not to pay heed to rumours and said the people of the country are not so illiterate as to believe them. “People are smart and clever enough. They are knowledgeable.”

Momen said empty vessels make the most sound, and some people are spreading propaganda against the government.

“First of all, I would like to say, do not pay heed to rumours. We hear such rumours frequently,” he said.

Momen said a group even spread a rumour that Sajeeb Wazed Joy had to leave the US and his assets had been confiscated. “What a big lie!”

He said it seems that propaganda is at its peak these days, and some media outlets are helping those who are spreading rumours.

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