People’s support to AL rises as BNP tries to oust govt: Hasan

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Panchagarh, Mar 20: Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the people’s support to Awami League is increasing as BNP is trying to topple the government.

“BNP, in the name of movement, has been saying since the formation of our government in 2009 that our days are numbered. Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has claimed that the farewell bell of the government has been ringing. But the people are favour the government more whenever they (BNP) launch campaign against us,” he said.

The minister said this while talking to reporters at the Circuit House here before attending the triennial conference of Awami League Panchagarh district unit.

Hasan said the countrymen would not response to their (BNP) call. Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is running the state for three consecutive terms through the people’s verdict, he added.

He said the people of the country are with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Awami League. And the party (Awami League) would form the government after winning the next elections under the dynamic leadership of the Premier, said Hasan, also AL joint general secretary.

He said Bangladesh has moved up seven notches on the Index of the World Happiness Report of the United Nations despite the continuous propaganda of BNP. India and Pakistan are behind of Bangladesh, he added.

The minister said happiness and prosperity of Bangladeshi people increased even during the COVID-19 pandemic. BNP should be ashamed for their statements after the report of the UN, he added

Criticising a comment of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the minister said all mass media, including newspapers, are enjoying freedom in Bangladesh and it is an example before many developing countries of the world.

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan, AL treasurer HN Ashiqur Rahman, MP, AL Rangpur division organizing secretary Shakhawat Hossain Shafiq, central members Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia and Advocate Safura Begum Rumi, Mazharul Haque Prodhan, MP, and Zila Parishad chairman and AL district unit general secretary Anowar Sadat Samrat, among others, were present.

Later, Hasan joined the triennial conference of the district.