Bangladesh Awami League never believes in dismantling any political party, said joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Friday.
"The track record of Awami League doesn't support that the party is involved in any way in dismantling any political party. BNP leaders have been resorting to falsehood shifting the blame on to the shoulder of Awami League in dismantling the 20-party combine," he said.
Hanif said this at a press conference emerging from a joint meeting at the political office of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina at Dhanmondi in the city, BSS reports.
The ruling Awami League exchanged view with the leaders of professional bodies at the meeting to make the Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu on January 10 (Sunday) a success.
Hanif said, "BNP leader Major (Retd) Hafiz resorted to falsehood for making his position in his party better. He himself was involved in the conspiracy in breaking of BNP in 2007. The nation can't be fooled by resorting to falsehood as the people are more aware of the history (of BNP)."
When asked whether the Awami League-led 14-party alliance would accommodate the estranged allies of the 20-party combine, Hanif replied in the negative saying that question doesn't arise on their inclusion as they don't believe in the spirit of the War of Liberation. "If any party shifts its policy conveying allegiance towards the spirit of the War of Liberation then the matter can be taken into consideration in course of time," he added.
From the press conference a call was given to the party leaders and workers and people from all walks of life and professions to transform the public rally to be organised in the city to mark the Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu on January 11 into a human sea.
Awami League law affairs secretary Advocate Abdul Matin Khosru, agriculture affairs secretary Dr Abdur Razzak, labour affairs secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, Dhaka City Awami League organising secretary Shahe Alam Murad and president of the National Press Club M Shafiqur Rahman were, among others, present at the view exchange meeting.