The ruling Awami League on monday criticised opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s statement as indecent, unfortunate and out of political norms.
People of the country were aggravated by Khaleda’s falsehood and they would give it a good reply in the next general elections, Awami League’s Publicity Secretary and Environment Minister Hasan Mahamud on Monday said at a press conference.
The press conference was held at party President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi office last night to convey the ruling party’s reaction to Khaleda’s remarks made at a rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan.
The BNP chairperson had said just as when the wind blows and ruffles the hair, the Awami League’s existence would be at stake. She made the remarks a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement that she would not budge even an inch from the constitutional provision on the polls-time government.
Khaleda on Monday also asked the government to place a bill in the next parliamentary session to restore the caretaker government system.
“As the BNP’s politics is based on falsehood its leaders could not see the government’s development activities,” Hasan Mahamud said. Terming the opposition as a part of the government, he urged the BNP to sever connections with the fundamentalists, militants and war criminals and participate in the upcoming national polls.
Hasan requested people to vote for patriots who were devoted to the country’s development. “Do you want to make the country a Taliban state by bringing fundamentalists, grenade attackers and terrorists to state power?” he said.
AL leaders Dipu Moni, Dewan Safiul Arafin Tutul, Asim Kumar Ukil, Mrinal Kanti Das, and Sujit Roy Nandi, among others, were present at the press conference.