Spokesperson of the 14-party coalition Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday called upon all to be on alert, as the conspiracies of the anti-liberation forces are getting stronger ahead of the national elections.
“Attack on professor Zafar Iqbal proves that conspiracies are deepening. But the 14-party coalition will thwart all conspiracies of the anti-liberation forces before the general elections,” he said.Nasim, also the health minister, came up with the call at a briefing after emerging from a joint meeting with Awami League’s associate bodies at party president Sheikh Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi in the capital. The joint meeting was intended to make mass gathering on March 20 at Central Shaheed Minar a success.
Nasim, also an Awami League presidium member, said that conspiracies are hatched against a pro-liberation force when they are in power. “History says vested interests always tried to overthrow the government through hatching conspiracies, killing and militant acts,” the minister said.
When asked about Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad’s remark that popularity of Awami League has declined and there has been a sharp rise in violence against women, Nasim said that there is no need to answer all the questions of Ershad.
He said they want to move forward curbing militancy and violence under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said according to the CNN news, Bangladesh has 125 militant groups.
“I think BNP acting chairperson Tarique Rahman is patronising such groups. Attack on Zafar Iqbal is not an isolated incident. It is part of a conspiracy of Tarique to topple the government,” he said.