As the government has made food security its top priority, there is no food shortage in the country today, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque said Friday.
He made these remarks at a program to inaugurate the 29th Annual Convention of Lions Club Bangladesh at a hotel in Dhaka.
Later in the evening, the minister addressed the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of Sri Sri Madhav Gauriya Math at Narinda in Dhaka as the chief guest.
Razzaque said that the people of the country are now living in peace and security and this must be maintained. The BNP, spurred on by religious fanaticism, wants to come to power through movement that would hold the people hostage. But it wouldn’t be tolerated and everyone should be aware of this, he added.
Calling on all to remain vigilant and united in maintaining religious harmony, the minister said the Awami League has never allowed communalism. The BNP, on the other hand, has always fed communalism in politics and persecuted religious minorities.
He said fundamentalists and opportunists are still active. "So we all need to be aware and united in maintaining religious harmony among people of all religions and castes," the agriculture minister added.