Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Thursday stressed maintaining unity among the components of the 14-party Grand Alliance to fight incessant conspiracies hatched by the anti-liberation forces.
The information minister also warned that Bangladesh will be turned a country like the bloody Afghanistan if the unity breaks, BSS reports.
The Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president made these observations to the reporters at his Secretariat office while explaining his speech delivered at Mirpur upazila of his home district of Kushtia Wednesday on the importance of grand alliance and ill-motives against its unity.
Inu said Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina had showed her time-befitting and statesman-like wisdom by forming the 14-party grand alliance and she was able to recover the country from razakars-militants and BNP in 2008. She is governing the country successfully till now, he said.
Inu said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina forged the alliance knowing the history of all parties.
This unity of the parties brought the success in combating militancy and carrying out development in the country, he said, adding, "But it is unfortunate that some leaders are ignoring the other components of the alliance."
"We should keep in mind that BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is hatching conspiracies till now...So, the component parties would have to maintain their unity at any cost and show respect to one another," he said.
He said Bangladesh will be turned into a country like the bloody Afghanistan if the unity breaks as Khaleda is plotting with the razakars-militants.
Suppressing militancy is a big challenge, the minister said, adding keeping the country free from militancy is a bigger challenge too.