Awami League Advisory Council member and Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, MP, today said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wanted to establish socialism in the country within the democratic state framework, BSS reports.
He said this while narrating as a solo story teller about Bangabandhu at a function held at National Museum auditorium at Shahbag in the city. The National Museum authority organised the function to let the new generation know about the contributions and multidimensional aspects of the colourful and chequered political life of Bangabandhu with chairman of the National Museum Board of Trustees M Azizur Rahman in the chair while eminent journalist Abed Khan conducted the story-telling session.
Amu, one of the close associates of Bangabandhu, said, "Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the pioneer of the concept for establishing the process of socialism within the democratic system of governance. Bangabandhu never pursued politics with an attitude of the autocrats like Hitler of Germany and Mussolini of Italy. He came to politics as a father of nationalism."
The senior leader of the ruling Awami League said, "Bangabandhu accepted the post of general secretary of Awami League to strengthen the party rejecting the offer of the post of a minister in the Jukta Front government"
Stating that he met Bangabandhu last on August 13 (1975), Amu said, "Bangabandhu could never thought that he would be killed. A senior Army officer posted in Jessore Cantonment informed Bangabandhu on August 10 in 1975 that he might be killed. Kidding on the information leaked by the officer of the Army, Bangabandhu then said that he had disclosed this (such an information) as he wanted to be transferred to Dhaka from Jessore."
"Many personalities were of the opinion that it was made possible to assassinate Bangabandhu as the Indian allied force left Bangladesh within a shortest possible time. Otherwise, Bangabandhu would not have been led down his life (in the hands of killers)," the senior AL leader added.
A cross section of people irrespective of ages and professions from different districts across the country attended the story-telling session of Amir Hossain Amu on Bangabandhu and they listened to him patiently as they became mesmerised when he went on describing the gorgeous events in the life of the undaunted leader of the country's independence.