Asianbangla, Dhaka : Claiming that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party was not a trustworthy political party for democracy, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Saturday said that the party had repeatedly proved that it was a patron of war criminals and extremists.
Inu, also the president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, came up with the remark while talking to local journalists at the founding anniversary progamme of a private television channel.
‘BNP talks about democracy but keeps war criminals, Jamaat men and militants in their pockets,’ he said while replying to a question from reporters.
The BNP’s demand for Khaleda Zia’s release from jail was a conspiracy to foil the upcoming election, he said.
Additional deputy commissioner Habib Hassan, district JSD president Golam Mohsin and joint secretary Zillur Rahman were also present.