Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the murder of two foreigners within a week on the 'BNP-Jamaat' alliance.
During a media interaction at Ganabhaban on Sunday, Hasina said the murders were part of a conspiracy to 'tarnish the image' of the government.
"There is no reason to believe that all our achievements will be overshadowed by these heinous murders, but that is what is being attempted," Hasina said.
She described the murders as 'clearly planned and politically motivated' and promised firm action.
Hasina said that the murder of foreigners have taken place at a time when the war crimes trials are taking place.
"Those who ruled the country for 21 years after the 1975 coup are responsible for attempts to create panic and undermine all our achievements," she said.
"I appeal to all citizens not to get too sensitive or carried away by these murders. We will take action and track down the culprits. But if we get carried away by these murders and overlook our achievements, the BNP-Jamaat conspiracy will be successful".
Hasina said the BNP-Jamaat have "definitely abetted these murders in an attempt to overshadow our achievements."