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DHAKA: Awami League Advisory Council member and Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said any attempt to create anarchy in the name of movement would be dealt with iron hand.
“Keep in mind it’s not 2013, it’s 2014. If any move is carried out to create indiscipline in the country will strongly be dealt with,” the senior leader of the ruling Awami League said in an oblique reference to BNP’s threat to launch an anti-government movement.
Tofail Ahmed said this while speaking as the chief guest at the triennial council of Dhaka District unit Awami Swechchasebak League (ASL) at the Institution of Engineers auditorium in the city.
Acting president of Dhaka District unit Awami Swechchasebak League (ASL) Mahbubur Rahman Bepari chaired the council, also addressed, among others, by Dhaka City Awami League joint secretary and Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, ASL president Advocate Mollah Md Abu Kowser and general secretary Pankaj Debnath, MP.
Touring to BNP’s plea for dialogue, Tofail Ahmed said, “BNP has now been appealing to the government for a dialogue like an orphan. But, BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia rejected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dialogue offer given over telephone earlier. Now the dialogue will be held after a long time. What we have to do now as you refrained from the polls?”
About BNP’s demand for midterm polls, the senior Awami League leader said, ” You (Begum Zia) have missed the polls train. Wait for the next polls. The polls will now be held in 2019. Then you have to take part in the polls under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”
In this context, Tofail Ahmed asked the BNP leadership including Begum Khaleda Zia to go through the political life of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Criticising the recent remarks of Begum Khaleda Zia that the government has been destroying the country’s garment industry, the minister posed a question as to how she could come up with such a remark saying that she was the prime minister and how could she pass such remarks out of ignorance.
In reply to BNP’s threat for launching the toppling-government movement in January, Advocate Quamrul Islam said, “You have to wait for another four Januarys till the year 2019 comes. Then polls will be held in the country. Take preparations for that poll.”