Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader warned of stringent consequences for the ongoing violence in various parts of the country by Hefazat-e-Islam.
He said at a regular press conference held at his official residence on Wednesday morning that the government is committed to protecting the lives and property of the people.
"They need to be dealt with politically by preparing a list of instigators of terrorism, anarchy and communal evils," the minister said.
Obaidul Quader said the Awami League is still behaving responsibly against the destructive politics of the reactionary forces.
He said the people of Bangladesh are religious and do not support any bigotry. He warned the reactionary forces, "Do not play with fire. If you play with fire, your hand would get burn in the fire."
Awami League General Secretary said, "Government and private establishments have been attacked and set on fire in different parts of the country. So those who are involved in this will be identified and legal action will be taken and no one will be exempted."
He warned that the BNP-Jamaat joined hand in hand in the heinous game of seizing power in 2013-14 by creating anarchy through fire attacks and terrorist activities.
He said Awami League activists will respond to those who have attacked Bangabandhu's pictures and sculptures.
"Don't break the barrier of patience, the nation will no longer tolerate any insult of the spirit of the liberation war, and the humiliation of Bangabandhu," the minister said.
Responding to a complaint that the government has decided to allow the movement of public transport amid lockdown by bowing to the transport owners and workers, Obaidul Quader said, "Some people are making negative comments about the government's decision to allow public transport in all city corporations of the country, including Dhaka, which is very sad."
"The government has taken this decision to reduce the suffering of people. There is no room for confusion," he added.
He also said that some people have been spreading propaganda and making misleading remarks about the launch of long-distance bus services in a day or two, which is not true at all.