People won’t favour those who do anti-people politics: Hasan

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Dhaka, Feb 12: Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said on Saturday that the people would not respond to the call of BNP as the masses won’t remain beside those who do anti-people politics.

“BNP’s recent threat to movement is a continuation of their previous exaggeration. BNP leaders including Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain have been issuing such threats after every Eid to topple the government over the last 12 years,” he said replying to a query of reporters at his official residence in city’s Mintu Road.

Hasan said BNP has been giving such threats that they would topple the government after Eid, after winter, after rainy season or after exams since the government took office in 2009. The statement of Khandakar Mosharraf to topple the government through forming national unity is a continuation of previous statements, he added.

The minister said people are laughing at them to hear the threat.

“They (BNP) tried to form a national unity with rightists and leftists before the 2018 elections. But, there was no benefit of forming unity.

It was completely shut down like a lantern as the countrymen are with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Awami League and the 14-party alliance for the unprecedented development,” said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.

About the democracy index, the minister said Bangladesh moved up one more place on the democracy index. “I think that the country would move up ahead more as integrating democracy is not only the job of the ruling party. Those who do opposition politics and anti-government politics have also the responsibility of telling about this. We could have moved more places on the democracy index if BNP didn’t do anti-people politics,” he added.