TANGAIL, Dec 27 (BSS): Prime Minister Khaleda Zia Tuesday said a particular political party and its allies, small in number but big in name, which refused to join the on-going national dialogue on bomb terrorism, have been isolated from the people and identified as the patrons of bomb terrorists.
Addressing a public meeting at Nagarpur Government College ground in the afternoon, she said the opposition wants to grab state power through the 'back door' failing to get popular support to launch a mass movement to unseat the elected government.
The Prime Minister said: "A deep-rooted conspiracy has begun not only against the government but also the country, people and future generations."
She said it is now clear to the people why the particular opposition camp says that the resignation of the government, ouster of the Jamaat-e-Islami from the alliance and reforms in the caretaker government system would stop the bomb terrorism in the country.
Now the question arises whether they are behind those who are carrying out bomb terrorism using the name of Islam to serve their purpose, she added.
"Bangladesh is an independent and successful state," she asserted and said the parties that spread falsehood against the country are ineffective and isolated from the people.
Minister for Communication Nazmul Huda, Minister for Textiles and Jute Shajahan Siraj, Minister for Education M Osman Farruk, local MP and State Minister for Water Resources Gautam Chakravarti, Prime Minister's Political Secretary Harris Chowdhury, State Minister for Power Iqbal Hassan Mahmud, State Minister for Communication Salahuddin Ahmed, former minister Mahmudul Hassan, MP, and Deputy Minister for Industries Abdus Salam Pintu also addressed the rally chaired by Nagarpur Upazila BNP President Habibur Rahman.
Earlier, the Prime Minister laid the foundation of 697.75-metre long Dhaleswari Bridge on Aricha-Nagarpur-Tangail Road over the river Dhaleshwari. The Roads and Highways Department will construct the bridge at a cost of Tk 650 million (65 crore) in 36 months.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation of Aricha-Nagarpur-Tangail Road at Khorshed Market. The 52.50 kilometre road will be constructed at a cost of Tk 864.30 million.
Besides, she inaugurated the newly built rural electrification sub-station at Dhalapara and the new academic building of Jadunath Pilot School. She also opened the two-day centenary programme of the Jadunath Pilot School.
Addressing the rally, the Prime Minister said Bangladesh is not a fanatic state but a progressive country.
Though the terrorists are using the name of Islam, they have no relations with the religion, the Prime Minister said and urged the people to help capture the terrorists.
She called upon the people to vote for the candidates of BNP and its alliance in the next polls in 2007 to maintain continuity of government to keep the trend of development uninterrupted.