BNP is not a political party, rather it is a platform of evil forces, Syed Ashraful Islam, general secretary of the ruling Awami League and also the LGRD minister, said yesterday.
"We all have to resist this evil force to save the existence of Bangladesh and there will be no compromise on the issue," he said while addressing a discussion in front of Institution of Engineers in the capital.
Jubo League, youth wing of AL, organised the programme yesterday to mark the upcoming National Mourning Day.
Syed Ashraf also lambasted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for celebrating what he called a fake birthday on a day when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members were brutally murdered in 1975.
The three-time prime minister has publicly been cutting her birthday cakes on August 15 since 1991, when she became PM for the first time.
She was born to Eskander Majumder and Toiyba Majumder in 1945 at Sonagazi in Feni.
According to her marriage certificate, her birthday is Sept 5, 1945 and her first passport says it is Aug 19, 1946.
By celebrating her birthday on August 15, Khaleda proved that she did not accept the independence of the country, Syed Ashraf alleged.
"The assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975 had divided the nation. We tried to reunite it several times before, but Khaleda Zia always rejected our calls," he claimed.
At the programme, Syed Ashraf also called upon his party men to remain united to the defeat all the 'evil forces'.
Later, a mourning procession was brought out from in front of Institution of Engineers and it ended near Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi, after encircling adjacent areas.