Update February 25, 2015

Dhaka 12-25 pm, 26-February, 2021

No dialogue with BNP: Nasim

Sumel Sarker

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim

25 February 2015, Nirapad News: Awami League Presidium Member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Muhammad Nasim, MP, has categorically said no dialogue will be held with BNP at this stage but the dialogue will be held with Election Commission before national election in 2019.

Nasim said: “If you want holding of election then polls will be held in the year 2019 under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in accordance with the constitution. But, question does not arise on holding dialogue with you. No dialogue will be held with the killer.”

The minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a protest rally at Katakhali Jute Mills playground in Rajshahi city this afternoon as chief guest with AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, former mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation, in the chair.

Local unit of Awami League-led 14-party alliance organised the anti-terrorism rally protesting BNP-Jamaat hartal-siege programs and killing of people by hurling firebombs (petrol bombs) in the name of movement.

President of Workers Party of Bangladesh and Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, former Minister Dilip Barua, State Minister of Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Division Zunayed Ahmed Polok, MP, Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, Omor Faruque Chowdhury, MP, Akter Jahan, MP, Ayen Uddin, MP, and Abdul Wadud Dara, MP, also spoke.

Pointing at BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, Md Nasim said nobody will put barriers if BNP wants to hold rallies and processions peacefully begging pardon to the people for unleashing terrorism.

“Begum Khaleda Zia has now turned out to be a leader of militants and a leader of killers. Now BNP has been indulging in repressing people although their leaders have not taken to the streets. In the name of hartal, they have been torching vehicles and people.”

Rashed Khan Menon said: “The word ‘dialogue’ has now turned out to be bad coinage. The main goal of those who advocated for dialogue during 1/11 political change over was to subtract (minus) two top leaders. Such proposal means nothing but a conspiracy to go to power through backdoor. Whatever might be the conspiracy, people would not allow anybody to go to power through backdoor.”

Khairuzzaman Liton said: “Mass beating of the terrorists has already been started. There will be no place for any terrorist in the sacred soil of Bangladesh.”

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