Information and Broadcasting Minister also the ruling Awami League joint general secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud said that BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul’s statement over the recent arrest of some militants in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar district proved that he himself and his party larders are the main patrons of militant outfits.
Condemning Mirza Fakhrul’s remarks that the government staged a drama to divert the people’s attention to other direction, the information minister said this as the chief guest at a discussion at Jatiya Press Club (JPC) on Monday, August 14.
The Minister said, “We strongly condemn this statement of BNP secretary general. We have suppressed the militancy, we could have eliminated the menace if they had not patronize the militant outfits.”
Muktijuddher Chetonay Sangbadik Forum organized the discussion, marking the 48th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen addressed the discussion as the special guest while Daily Observer Editor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury was in the chair.