Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Sunday said militant leader Khaleda Zia would be given an ultimate lesson in the general elections of 2019.
Trashing BNP’s threat of toppling the government, the minister said Awami League would not be cowed by threats, reports BSS.
Suggesting BNP Nasim further said that if they want to take the power they have to win the next general election and for winning the election BNP would have to organize their party. There was no alternative to it.
He said that despite the 21st August (2004) grenade attack on Sheikh Hasina, she survived.
"She also succeeded in foiling attempts to subvert the elections of 2014. If the polls were not held in 2014 there would have been martial law like Thailand."
Nasim said that talks of a dialogue do not synchronize with the behaviour of BNP.
"They had spurned many offers for talks in the past. Khaleda refused to talk to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she called her. She also closed the door on her face when she went to see her," he added.
He said Awami League would not be cowed by threats. "If BNP wanted to win the election they would have to organize their party. There was no alternative to it."
The health minister assured the people of the locality that the existing one-bed hospital would be upgraded to a 250-bed facility soon, in line with the commitment of the prime minister. "The work would be completed at a cost of Taka 40 crore next year."
He also said all district and upazila health complexes would be equipped with modern equipment and manpower.
"We have appointed 6,000 doctors and they will work in their localities," the minister assured his audience.
Chaired by the president of the local chapter of Sechchhasebak League, Krishibid Shah Alam, the minister was speaking as the chief guest at the triennial conference of the organization.
Krishibid A F M Bahauddin Nasim, MP, Khalid Mahmood Chowdhury, MP, former state minister Motahar Hossain, MP, and Alhaj Engr Abu Saleh Md Sayeed Dulal, MP, were present as special guests.