Information and broadcasting minister Hasan Mahmud talks to newspersons at his secretariat office in Dhaka on 1 September 2022BSS

Information and broadcasting minister Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said BNP has come in the field making a plan of creating chaos across the country, reports news agency BSS.

“BNP has arranged different programmes with a plan of creating anarchy across the country. For this, they (BNP) are carrying out attacks on police and innocent pedestrians and vandalising properties of people,” he said.

The minister added that the BNP has started to create a new version instability that the party unleashed in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the country.

Hasan said this while talking to newspersons at the meeting room of his ministry at Secretariat in the capital.

“I’ve talked with Narayanganj police. BNP held the rally by blocking road without taking permission from police or district administration or city corporation. Police requested them (BNP) to hold the rally in front of their party office. But, they didn’t pay heed to police and blocked the road and threw stones and bricks on police,” he added.

Even, the minister said, the BNP men vandalised the police box. Later, police fired teargas in self-defence, said Hasan, also joint general secretary of ruling Awami League.

He said the person who died there is a nephew of union parishad chairman and AL union unit general secretary. His full identity is under investigation, he added.

He remarked that the BNP does politics of killing people. They have killed innocent people through patrol bombs and arson attacks from 2013 to 2015, he added.

The minister further said such types of killings to materialise political ambitions, which BNP did, never happened across the globe in last three to four decades. The BNP wants more dead bodies through creating anarchy across the country, he added.

About fuel price, Hasan said the price of fuel has increased in global market again. But the prime minister has decreased the fuel price considering the sufferings of common people, he said, adding the bus fare has also decreased.

But, he said, BNP leaders are criticising the decision.