Home Minister Dr Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Thursday said any attempt to thwart the upcoming elections would be resisted strongly.
“Those who will try to foil the polls will be resisted with full force,” the minister said while speaking at the inauguration programme of the new headquarters of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-7), Chittagong Zone at Patenga here at noon.
“Some autocratic forces undercover of political parties want to foil election which is the main foundation of democracy,” he said.
The Home Minister also urged the law-enforcers to play their due role in holding a free and fair election to safeguard democracy.
He said Rab was established as a force to mete out torture and repression during 2004-2008 but the present government has turned it into people-friendly one.
Environment Minister Hasan Mahmud, who was present at the progreamme as a special guest, said as along as the schedule for the election is announced the present government will work with its full force. “It’ll be turned into an interim government when the election schedule will be announced.”