We don’t give importance to BNP's programmes: Momen
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today said the government does give much importance to BNP's October 28 programme, noting that a similar programme was seen on December 10.
"These [programmes] come and go. We don't give importance to them. We are not worried about that," he told reporters while responding to a question at a media briefing at the foreign ministry.
Earlier, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said Dhaka's streets will be under the control of the Awami League on October 28 while BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said their party has only a plan to hold a grand rally in Dhaka on October 28, not to sit on the streets.
The foreign minister urged all not to pay heed to rumours and said people of the country are not illiterate and that they will believe those. "People are smart and clever enough. They are knowledgeable."
Momen said empty vessels make more sound and some people are spreading propaganda against the government.
"First of all, I would like to say – don't pay heed to rumours. We hear such rumours frequently," he said.
Momen said even a group spread a rumour that Sajeeb Wazed Joy had to leave the USA and his assets were confiscated. "What a big lie!"
He said it seems that propaganda is at peak these days and some media outlets are helping those who are spreading rumours.