Dhaka, Feb. 26 -- Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday alleged that BNP was directly involved in the BDR carnage, which took place on February 25 in 2008.

"The Awami League came to power in 2008 after a landslide victory in the elections in January that year. It is a common sense that no government wants to be involved in any incident that could destabilise it," the minister argued.

"The BNP leaders, like [Ruhul Kabir] Rizvi Ahmed, are talking insane out of frustration, as after the 2024 elections they have no existence. They exist only in the television channels," the foreign minister said when asked to comment on Rizvi's remark that the AL was responsible for the BDR killing.

Talking to reporters at his residence in Dhaka city,...