Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said BNP is instigating those who are against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh.
"BNP has been pursuing the politics of anti-India for long . . . And it is not supportive for the development and progress of Bangladesh," he said, addressing the triennial conference of Sapahar upazila Awami League of Naogaon district through video conference from his official residence in the capital.
Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, Awami League (AL) organizing secretary SM Kamal Hossain, health affairs secretary Dr Rokeya Begum and Shahiduzzaman Sarker, MP, among others, addressed the conference with Sapahar upazila AL president Shamsul Alam Shah in the chair.
Hasan said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has raised a question – 'why the Indian premier is coming to Bangladesh?' In fact, the BNP and Jamaat, especially BNP, have made their position clear by raising the question that they are instigating those who are against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka, he added.
The minister said BNP could not back from its anti-India politics. "We need good relations with the nighbours for the progress of the country. "Development and progress are not possible without good relations with the country which is surrounding us from three sides," said Hasan, also AL joint general secretary.
He said BNP has raised the question as the party doesn't want the development of Bangladesh.
"I would like to request BNP to comeback to proper politics instead of raising such questions. It is not favourable for the development and progress of the country," he said.
Hasan said the nation is going to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence when the country got the final recommendation from the United Nations for transition to a developing nation from the least developed country (LDC) status.
He said Bangladesh is heading towards becoming a developed state by 2041 under the leadership of Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina.
The minister urged the leaders and activists of the AL to be more humble in their behavior so that the common people are not hurt.
Sadhan Chandra urged all to be united to materialize the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman under the supervision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.