BNP wanted to thwart 7 Jan national polls’


State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat on Tuesday said that if BNP could have been successful in spoiling the January 7 general elections, undemocratic forces would have emerged in the country.

“BNP wanted to thwart the January 7 elections.

But, with the support of the country’s people, Awami League (AL) had made their efforts abortive,” he said.


The state minister was addressing the Iftar item distribution programme organized by Bangladesh Awami Jubo League at South Point School and College ground in Mohakhali here, marking the 104th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 17, said an official release.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Simeen Hussain (Rimi) addressed the event as the chief guest with Jubo League Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash in the chair.

Arafat urged the BNP leaders to return to practicing clean politics, shunning the unconstitutional ill-politics of pampering to foreign masters, killing people, setting on fire and thwarting elections.