Referring to the Canadian Federal Court’s fresh observations describing BNP as a ‘terrorist’ organisation, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday said it will always be considered as a ‘terrorist’ party.
“Those who burned people to death in the name of hartal-blockade will be considered as a terrorist party,” he said while talking to reporters after a meeting with Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Préfontaine at his office.
The minister, however, said the country’s image will not be tarnished for a ‘terrorist’ party like BNP.
Tofail said the Canadian court obviously came to the decision based on authentic information and data.
He also said a participatory election will be held under the present government as per the constitution. “Burning people won’t work this time. So, BNP should take preparations to participate in the election.”