Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Dr. Hasan Mahmud said BNP's politics is based on complete lies and falsehood.
He requested BNP to come out of this politics, saying that the politics of lies and falsehood cannot last long and this is the lesson of history.
Chattogram North District unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) organized the discussion meeting.
Dr Hasan said that Bangabandhu's daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told a truth yesterday that there was no body of Ziaur Rahman in Chandrima Udyan.
Referring to BNP’s clash with police at Chandrima Udyan, the information minister questioned why the party engaged in clashes with the police when they know Ziaur Rahman's body was not in the grave there.
Soon after the Prime Minister’s comments, BNP General Secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir gave a statement to save his post in the party, Hasan said.
"I am the man of Rangunia upazila of the district. Ziaur Rahman was first buried in Pomra Union under the upazila. No one saw Ziaur Rahman to be buried there, they saw a box. The eyewitness of that day is Qutb Uddin, the current UP chairman of that union. He also told me that we did not see Zia. Even in the so-called first grave, no one actually saw Ziaur Rahman's body,” he added.
BCL north district unit President Tanvir Hossain Chowdhury Tapur presided over the function while north district AL President and Zilla Parishad Chairman MA Salam, its General Secretary Sheikh Mohammad Ataur Rahman, AL leaders Swajan Kumar Talukder, Debashish Palit, Jasim Uddin Shah, Shahjahan Sikder, Nazrul Islam Talukder and Idris Azgar, among others, addressed the function.
Dr. Hasan Mahmud said BNP leaders have been constantly denying Bangabandhu's role. They (BNP) try to make Zia, a villain, into a hero, he added.