Govt helping BNP to make programmes success: info minister
The government is trying its best to ensure that the BNP can organise their programmes peacefully, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud today.
"We could not hold any political programme during the BNP regime. We had to sustain grenade attacks. No such incident happened to them during our rule because the government ensured their security," he said.
About the BNP's December 10 rally in the capital, he asked the Awami League men to stay alert.
"The BNP has been demanding the resignation of the government for the last 12 years. We know what may happen on December 10 as we have seen their recent divisional rallies.
"The number of people who attended the rallies is nothing compared to the number of people who attended our party programmes at the district level," he said.
He also said Purbachal, not Nayapaltan, is the perfect place for the BNP's upcoming divisional rally in Dhaka.
"Even if we block all the roads adjacent to BNP's Nayapaltan office, no more than 50,000 people can gather there. But BNP is saying that millions will join their Dhaka rally.
"There is no place inside Dhaka city which can accommodate such a huge number of people except Purbachal. That's why BNP will have to organise their rally there if they want to make it successful," he said.