Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said that conspiracy is going on to spark unrest across the country.
“Rumours are going round the social networking sites as part of the plot to provoke unrest in the country. Even unnecessary controversy has arisen over construction of sculptures,” he said.Hasan, also a joint general secretary of Awami League, made the remarks while handing over coronavirus protective equipment to Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) under the initiative of the AL’s sub-committee on relief and social welfare at the party’s President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office.
The minister said that no party except Awami League stands by the people from the beginning of coronavirus pandemic.
“Rather they were busy to make criticism….BNP staged demonstration in front of their party office and National Press Club to criticise the Awami League and spread rumours,” he said. “But those rumours did not work as the main stream media have played a vital role during the time,” he added.
The minister also said that many conspiracies had been hatched in last nine months, but the country had been able to tackle coronavirus crisis under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
AL Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) President Quddus Afrad, among others, were present at the programme.