'No-ghost' grasps BNP: Hasan
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said BNP is habituated to denying different elections and dialogues offered by the Election Commission as 'no-ghost' has grasped the party.
"The Election Commission has called on BNP for dialogue, but they didn't take part. BNP is telling 'no' to everything. They are saying 'no' to all elections including parliament, municipality and union parishads and even the dialogues. In fact, they (BNP) are used to telling 'no'," he said.
The minister was addressing the triennial conference of Awami League Khilkhet Thana unit at Nikunja Play Ground in the capital.
Hasan said, in fact, BNP is afraid of elections as they got only five seats in 2018 polls despite making alliance with rightists, leftists, extreme rightists and extreme leftists. For this, they don't want polls and dialogues, he said, adding Begum Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman also don't want elections.
But, he said, the train of next elections would not wait for none like 2014 and 2018 polls.
The minister said BNP is at mess as the much-awaited Padma Bridge has already been completed and they would become crazy when the metro rail will be introduced. BNP will see nightmare after opening of the Karnafhuli Tunnel this year, said Hasan, also Awami League general secretary.
He said landslide victory is must in the next general elections if the unity among the party (AL) leaders and activists remained. No one can snatch the Awami League's victory, he said, adding, for this, BNP has become crazy.
The minister urged all leaders and activists of the party (AL) to be united, saying the flag of the party will be in the hands of dedicated leaders.
AL Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, AL Dhaka city North unit president Sheikh Bazlur Rahman, general secretary SM Mannan Kachi and Habib Hasan, MP, among others, spoke the conference with AL Khilkhet Tahan unit president Keramat Ali Dewan in the chair.