BNP’s popularity crashed down to its lowest ebb: Info Minister
DOT Desk: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday Hasan said BNP’s popularity crashed down to its lowest ebb for its negative, reports Daily Observer.
politics and it was proved in the last parliamentary elections.
Describing BNP’s emergence as a party with political leftovers, he said its founder slain president Ziaur Rahman floated the platform with “political crows”.
“Zia attracted them scattering leftovers of political power to float BNP . . . he did it the way the food leftovers attract crows,” he told newsmen after joining a Bangladesh Manobadiker Council seminar on child rights at Shilphakala academy in the port city here, reports BSS.
Hasan, who is also Awami League’s publicity and publication secretary, added that in the process of forming BNP, Zia actually assassinated the democracy to rehabilitate war criminals and paving ways for anti-independence forces to return to politics.
His comments came as his attention was drawn to Rizvi Ahmed’s comments about the just concluded Dhaka North City Corporation election which he called a manipulated one keeping voters away.
“He (Rizvi) made the comment in view of BNP’s shameful defeat in December 30 national elections,” Hasan said.
He said BNP did not take part in the DNCC election as they lost people support and sensed its defeat in the mayoral polls as well despite congenial atmosphere when over 32 percent voters exercised their voting rights defying bad weather.
“There is no alternative to the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the country has been changed in the past 10 years under her leadership,” he said.
Hasan said after its graduation as the LDC, Bangladesh was now being upgraded as to a middle income country.
Bangladesh Manobidekar council, Chattogram Jilla unit president Sayed Nazrul Islam chaired the function while Vice Chancellor of Chattogram University Prof Dr Iftakher Uddin Chowdhury addressed the seminar as the main speaker.
The minister urged all to put in their efforts to children’s addiction to smart phones saying this habit barred them from reading books or visiting libraries.
“The habit must change,” he said. President of Chattogram Union of Journalists Nazim Uddin Shyamol, Prof Hasina Zakaria Bela, Madhuri Benerzi among others addressed the function.