‘Govt''s minus-two policy turned into minus of rice, ata’
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

BNP leader Brig (rtd) ASM Hannan Shah Sunday ridiculed the government saying its covert policy of ''minus two'' known as elimination of Khaleda and Hasina from politics has now turned into minus of rice and ata, reports UNB.

"The so-called minus two policy has now yielded to plus. But they have minus rice and ata," Shah said sarcastically pointing to the abnormally high price of the food grains.

"And you should be beware of the wrath of the people for your dubious minus policy," he added pointing his finger to the leaders of the caretaker government.

Shah, one of the key advisers of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia who is holding the aegis of the party in her absence, was speaking as chief guest at a discussion marking the Independence and National Day organized by the City BNP held at Institute of Engineers in the afternoon.

Most of the thana and ward committee leaders were present with enthusiastic activists. Shah Saheb did not miss mentioning the Chief Election Commissioner.

"CEC had been guided by certain quarter for whatever he has done and said about BNP." He made a solemn pledge: "I''ll face any eventuality and odds in the days to come and get the chairperson free from jail with your cooperation and support. Taken into custody thrice in an extortion case and under the emergency rules Shah was enlarged on bail by the High Court early this month.

Mahhmudur Rahman, former energy adviser during the BNP regime, compared the prevailing situation with that of 1974. "This government has no constitutional, moral right nor it has people''s support."

He strongly demanded scrapping the air transit agreement with India. "It has to be done within a month, failing which the masses will rise in upsurge against the government," he said.

Moazzem Hossain, Goyeshwar Roy, Selima Rahman, Mohammad Shahjahan, Nazimuddin Alam and Syed Mehdi Ahmed Rumi were among others who spoke at the function.

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