DHAKA, July 19, 2021 (BSS) – Sharply criticizing BNP’s role in the COVID-19 issue,
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said BNP is out to conspire against Bangladesh getting vaccine through its overseas units.
“BNP is hatching conspiracy against the government works of collecting vaccines from the very beginning. Even, they (BNP) spread propaganda about the vaccine so that the people do not take vaccines. But, later they (BNP leaders) took vaccine secretly and some of them expressed satisfaction openly,” he said.
The minister stated this while addressing a discussion titled “Somoyer Shahoshi Jananethri Sheikh Hasina” organized by Bangladesh Swadhinata Parishad at an auditorium of Jatiya Press Club (JPC).
Hasan said at present, the overseas units of BNP are hatching conspiracies secretly so that Bangladesh could not get vaccine from other countries.
He said no conspiracy will work and the government would bring vaccines from different countries. And vaccination will begin at a large scale soon, said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.
The minister said Bangladesh has now turned into a lending state from a borrower under the farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “But, BNP is not able to tolerate the development and progress of the country. For this, they are hatching conspiracies,” he added.
The minister said Ziaur Rahman and his government also hatched various conspiracies and created many obstacles so that incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina could not come back home. But, she has (Sheikh Hasina) returned home trivializing all and the countrymen gave her the responsibilities to run the state as the Prime Minister for four times, he added.
He said the premier has raised the country at a new height across the globe.
JPC President Farida Yasmin, AL leaders Advocate Boloram Poddar, MA Karim and Jiannat Ali Khan Jinnha and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote (BSJ) general secretary Arun sarker Rana, among others, addressed the meeting with BSP advisor Barrister Jakir Ahmed in the chair.
BSP general secretary Md Shahadat Hossain Toyel conducted the meeting.
Earlier, the minister addressed the triennial conference of Chattogram City Swechasebak League through online from his official residence at Minto Road in the city.
In his speech, Hasan urged all to remain alert against all conspiracies of anti-liberation forces.
AL joint general secretary Bahauddin Nasim, office secretary Barrister Biplob barua, Swechasebak League president Nirmal Ranjan Guha and general secretary Afzalur Rahman Babu, among others, took part in the conference through online with Chattogram City Swechasebak League convener Advocate Zia Uddin in the chair.