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List of arsonists in Govt’s hand: Hasan

DHAKA, June 13, 2017 (BSS)- Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr. Muhammad Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the government has a list of troublemakers and arsonists, who killed many innocent people in petrol bomb attacks in the name of anti-government movement.

"A list of arsonists who killed many people hurling petrol bombs are in government's hand," he said giving counter-remark against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia's speech that said they (BNP) have the list of the people who resorted to repression on their people.

Dr Hasan, the former environment and forest minister, was speaking at a discussion organized by the Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote (BSJ) on the occasion of Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Haisna's Release Day from the Prison at Shilpakala Academy here.

Referring to upcoming general election, the AL leader said, "BNP leaders and workers want to take part in the next general election but their chairperson doesn't want that."

He stressed on the competitive polls and the active participation of all political parties including BNP in the next parliamentary election.

Noting that the polls will be held under the election commission (EC), Hasan said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will act as the chief of the election-time government in line with the Constitution of the country.

BSJ general secretary Arun Sarker Rana presided over the programme. AL leaders Advocate Balloram Poddar, secretary general of Swadhinata Shikkhak Parishad Principal Shahjahan Alam Saju and general secretary Shahadat Hossain Toyel, among others, spoke.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

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