Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said, 'BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul's statement in Thakurgaon about Pakistani regime being good and the national flag hanging on the head of the rod in Dhaka are based on the same source. They insulted the national flag and disrespected our liberation war and independence, sovereignty.’
He said, 'BNP is causing chaos in various places, they have killed their own party workers in Munshiganj. Their aim now is to kill their own party members if necessary and create chaos in the country. If it tries again in the name of assembly at the departmental level, the government will suppress them with strict hands, the people will also resist them. It is the responsibility of the government to take action against the trouble makers.'
The Information Minister said these things when reporters asked about BNP's divisional-level assembly call and preparation meeting at the gymnasium hall of Chittagong MA Aziz Stadium on Friday afternoon. Earlier, the information minister spoke as the chief guest at the distribution of Prime Minister's gifts to the Harijan community and distribution of checks by the social services department to the voluntary organizations organized by the district administration.
The Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong was removed from the duty of Returning Officer on the basis of a prayer during the filing of nominations for the Zilla Parishad elections. In response to the question of whether there has been any investigation, the Information Minister said that out of hundreds of people there, someone prayed. As a Muslim, if someone prays here and I stand here without praying, they will call me a heathen. For that, the District Commissioner has also prayed there. I don't think that the responsibility of who said what during the prayer rests on the Deputy Commissioner.
He said, in this case, it was necessary to issue a show-cause notice to the Deputy Commissioner or give him an opportunity to defend himself and take his statement. If the statement was not satisfactory, action could be taken. I feel that the action taken on the occasion of a prayer and some newspaper reports without giving an opportunity for defense is rash. In addition, the person against whom action is taken, is not given an opportunity to defend himself.
On the occasion of Durga Puja, the Prime Minister's gift distribution, Dr Hasan Mahmud said, Bangabandhu's daughter leader Sheikh Hasina thinks about all the people of the country. She also thinks about the marginalized people. It is from that thought that today the Prime Minister is giving donations to the Harijan community. Our government has taken many steps to solve the housing problem of the Harijan community. We will do the rest as soon as possible.
Deputy Commissioner Mominur Rahman presided over the program, Chittagong South District Awami League General Secretary Mofizur Rahman, Metropolitan Freedom Fighter Commander Mozaffar Ahmad, District Acting Freedom Fighter Commander Sarwar Kamal, Additional Deputy Commissioner Nazmul Ahsan and others gave speeches.
Then, on the occasion of the upcoming Durga Puja, the Information and Broadcasting Minister held a meeting with the heads of various departments of the administration and the district and metropolitan leaders of Puja Celebration Parishad at Chittagong BKSP conference room.