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Conspirators plan every day to attack PM, says Ashraf

26Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Wednesday said a vested quarter is planning every day to attack Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through adopting various strategies.

“BNP is a party of conspirators and killers who always hatch plots how to destroy Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Awami League leaders,” he said.

Syed Ashraf, also the Public Administration Minister, said this while addressing a discussion organised by Jatiya Sramik League at the city’s Mohanagar Natya Mancha marking the August 21 grenade attack.

Mentioning that BNP had never wanted and supported the Liberation War, he said, “What’s the great sin of Awami League and Bangabandhu and that is separating Bangladesh from BNP’s adorable Pakistan. They (BNP) will never be able to forget that shock (losing Pakistan) and are trying every day to take revenge for that ….that’s effort is going on and will continue.”

Turning to repeated tragedies in the month of August, the ruling Awami League leader said, “Why was Bangabandhu killed on August 15…why was the grenade attack carried out also in August… Pakistan was also born on August 14. They (anti-liberation forces) want to take revenge by killing Hasina in the month of August.”

He went on saying, “That’s why we (AL leaders and activists) have to remain united and alert. We’re in power…but we’ll have to maintain the guts. If we ignore everything and engage in feuds and create division, then we’ll get weakened…they (conspirators) will strike us back.”

Posing a question to party leaders and activists, the minister said, “Can’t you give up your greed for making a little amount of money and getting shares for the sake of the country, the party and Sheikh Hasina? Get united….if we’re united nothing can happen to Sheikh Hasina and Awami League.”

“Or else, a dreadful situation may create in Bangladesh as conspirators can strike back as they don’t sit idle for a second…they always look for an opportunity. But we wouldn’t allow anyone to create such opportunity,” he added.