News desk: BNP during the period in power tortured and tortured Awami League leaders and activists and killed 26 thousand leaders and activists has alleged that the member of the Awami League presidium and the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Md. Abdur Razzaq. He further said, “BNP came to power in 2001 through a blueprint election. The fanatical, anti-independence force Jamaat came to power and the BNP pounced on religious minorities and Awami League activists in a medieval manner.” The Agriculture Minister said these things while addressing the chief guest at the triennial conference of various wards Awami League under Dhanmondi, Kalabagan and New Market Police Stations on Tuesday (September 13) at the Green Road Staff Quarter grounds of the capital. The minister further said, “They (BNP-Jamaat) chose the path of extreme torture and killing to wipe out Awami League. The history of their torture cannot be told in a thousand and one nights like the story of Arvya Rajni.” Abdur Razzak said, “BNP ran the country with the mentality of begging. While in power, they did not try to become self-sufficient in food, because the Finance Minister of that time, Saifur Rahman, used to tell them that if they were self-sufficient in food, they would not get foreign aid. On the other hand, Awami League is not dependent on anyone, any foreign power. They don't run the country with a begging mentality like BNP." Describing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent visit to India as very successful and fruitful, the minister said, "Most of the unresolved problems of Bangladesh with India have been resolved by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Under his leadership, the Teesta River water distribution agreement will also be completed soon.” Addressing BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the Agriculture Minister said, "During your tenure in power, you could not solve even one problem of Bangladesh with India." You will not be able to bring anything from India in the coming days as well.” Dhanmondi Thana Awami League President Kamal Ahmed presided over the conference, Awami League Organizing Secretary Mirza Azam, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapos, Dhaka Metropolitan South Awami League President Abu Ahmed Mannafi, General Secretary Humayun Kabir and Dhanmondi, Kalabagan and New Market Police Stations and Ward Awami League leaders spoke.