Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed urged people to build united resistance against Bangladesh Nationalist Party for its involvement in looting and repressive activities when it was in power in 2001.
‘People did not forget the torture and repression BNP carried out after coming to power in 2001. It will do so if it gets the scope again,’ said the Awami League advisory committee member while speaking at a programme of party’s new membership enrolment in Bhola on Sunday.
Union AL president Salam Master chaired the programme held at district council while chairman Abdul Momin Tulu, upazila parishad chairman Mosharraf Hossain, upazila AL general secretary Nazrul Islam Golder and AL leaders Zahirul Islam and Moinul Hossain, among others, spoke at the programme.
Tofail said that Khaleda Zia formed an alliance with war criminals and made anti-liberation elements ministers. But now she was in jail in connection with a corruption case after the court sentenced her to imprisonment, he added.
Earlier, the commerce minister attended the biennial council of West Elisha and East Elisha union unit of Sramik League in Bhola.
Speaking on the occasion, Tofail Ahmed said that Bangladesh was advancing fast under the dynamic leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
He said that founding president of the country Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the nation independence and his daughter turned the country into a development role model.
Tofail said that a project involving Tk 465 crore had been taken to turn all mud roads into concrete ones in the district.
A move was underway to dig 500 tube wells in 13 unions of Sadar upazila to ensure supply of pure drinking water for the local people, he added.
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