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Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Falgun 19, 1421 BS, Jamadi ul Awwal 11, 1436 Hijr

Matia finds foreign force's link with violence
Observer Online Desk
Published : Tuesday, 3 March, 2015,  Time : 10:31 PM,  View Count : 2
Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Tuesday alleged that there is a union between BNP-Jamaat and the
alien force in carrying out the violence during their indefinite transport blockade and hartal across the country.

"The foreign force’s link with the ongoing violence is now becoming clear to the people day by day," she said while participating in the thanksgiving motion on the President's speech.

Without naming the country, Matia claimed in parliament that an international defeated force is involved in the current violence. "They want to take revenge of their defeat in the country's Liberation War in 1971.”

Accusing a foreign embassy and an airline of stirring violence through financing BNP-Jamaat, Matia said they want to make Bangladesh a failed state and establish a reign of terror here.

Branding BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia as the 'friend of Pakistan', the Agriculture Minister alleged that she along with Jamaat has been enforcing hartal and blockade and killing people by hurling petrol bombs one after another in a bid to make Bangladesh a failed and militant state.

Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud urged the BNP chairperson to create environment for dialogue stopping the hartal-blockade, bombing and violence.

"We'll sit and talk sans the caretaker government issue as the court declared it ultra vires the constitution. We'll definitely discuss within the constitutional framework. Let us talk about the strengthening Election Commission and curtailing the power of the election-time government," he said.

Anisul Islam, also a Jatiya Party MP, said democracy and the constitution will have to be protected at any cost. "The democracy can’t be established through violence, we've to realise it."

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan coming down heavily on Khaleda Zia said, "She is no longer a human being, rather she turned into a monster in guise of human being."

Branding BNP chief as mad, State Minister for Rural Development and Co-operatives Mashiur Rahman Ranga said, "A woman has become mad...she has no alternative but to go to Pabna."

Hasan Mahmud (Chittagong-7), Tajul Islam (Comilla-9) and Golam Dastagir Gazi (Narayanganj-1), among others, took part in the thanksgiving motion on the President's speech.


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