Vol. 5 Num 263 Tue. February 22, 2005  

Unite against politics of anarchy: Mannan

BNP Secretary General and LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday called on all to be imbued with the spirit of the Language Movement and united against all sorts of anarchy.

"Some political parties are creating anarchy in a bid to halt the economic progress achieved by the government," he said at a public rally organised by the BNP in observance of the Shaheed Day and the International Mother Language Day at Ramna Batamul.

Mannan Bhuiyan said some quarters are trying to destabilise the country by pursuing the politics of hartal and anarchy so that the alliance government could not go ahead with its development programmes and fulfil the election pledges.

Health Minister Dr Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Law Minister Moudud Ahmed, Whip Ashraf Hossain, State Minister for Cultural Affairs Selima Rahman, Jubo Dal President and Advisor of Commerce Ministry Barkat Ullah Bulu and General Secretary Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal addressed the rally.

Assistant Office Secretary of BNP Syed Emran Saleh Prince conducted the function.

Mannan Bhuiyan said some political parties are conspiring against the country both at home and abroad to discourage foreign investment by creating instability.

"When the government is carrying forward its economic activities, a certain quarter is hatching conspiracy against the country," he alleged.

Referring to the main opposition Awami League's abstention from parliament, he said that as an opposition party, Awami League should play its due role in parliament by raising its voice in favour of the people who voted them to the Jatiya Sangsad.

He brushed aside the Awami League allegation that the Awami League MPs were not getting enough time to speak in parliament. "As the members of the main opposition, Awami League MPs were getting more time than that of its proportionate ratio to speak in parliament," he said.

He called on the Awami League to join parliament session and extend its cooperation to the government in carrying out its administrative and economic activities for the greater interest of the nation.