Coming down heavily on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her comments that the country is being run "Pakistan- style", Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan here today said Awami League never does politics by maintaining relations with Pakistanis, reports BSS.
"Awami League never does politics by keeping relations with the Pakistanis. Rather it is BNP-Jamaat which does politics maintaining good ties with the Pakistanis," he told reporters after distributing sewing machines and agri inputs among the distressed at Amgram Union in Rajoir upazila in Madaripur district this morning.
Khaleda Zia in a discussion in the capital on Sunday alleged that the country is being run "Pakistan- style".
Pointing out the BNP's link with the militants, Shajahan Khan said the BNP wanted to turn Bangladesh into a militant state when it was in state power.
The minister mentioned that when the Awami League government is making strides to resist militants in the country, at that time the BNP leaders are shedding crocodile's tears for the militants, saying that why the militants are being killed. "It proves that the BNP leaders including Khaleda Zia want to keep the militants alive," he said.
Shajahan Khan said the BNP-Jamaat had created "Bangla Bhai" and the nexus harboured all terrorist acts with him.
On the other hand, he said, the Awami League pursues politics to resist this militant and root out militancy from the country.
"There is no militant attack in Bangladesh like Pakistan," the shipping minister said urging the BNP chairperson to make any comments after looking her own face in the mirror.
Amgram Union Parishad Chairman Zahidul Islam Tipu presided over the meeting, while Additional Deputy Commissioner (general) Md Azahrul Islam, Additional Police Super (circle) Suman Kumar Dev, Rajoir Upazila Chairman Shahjahan Khan and Jatiya Mohila Sangstha, Madaripur chapter Chairman Pallabi Yasmin were present, among others.