‘Bangabandhu’s return was essential for country’s sovereignty’

Staff Correspondent

12 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Spokesperson for the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance Amir Hossain Amu on Monday said independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh would have been at risk if Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman hadn’t returned to the country. 

“Independence and sovereignty of the country gained stability as Bangabandhu returned to the motherland. If Bangabandhu hadn’t come back to the country, its independence and sovereignty would have been in peril,” he said. Amu, also the coordinator of the ruling alliance, made the remarks while addressing a discussion virtually, marking Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu. The 14-party alliance organised the meeting.

Mentioning that surrender of arms by freedom fighters and sending the allied forces back to India after the War of Liberation would not be possible without Bangabandhu, Amu, also a member of the advisory council of Awami League, said recognition from various countries and international organisations as an independent state had been possible immediately due to return of Bangabandhu.

Calling upon the countrymen to remain alert in tackling the conspiracies of the anti-independence forces, the veteran AL leader said that anti-liberation elements have been involved in hatching anti-state plots after failing to wage movement.

Another veteran AL leader Tofail Ahmed, also an AL advisory council member, said Independence of Bangladesh without Bangabandhu was incomplete.

“With the return of Bangabandhu, the hopes and aspirations of Bangalees were fulfilled and freedom became meaningful,” he said.

Workers Party of Bangladesh President Rashed Khan Menon, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal President Hasanul Haq Inu, Jatiya Party-JP General Secretary Sheikh Shahidul Islam, Samyabadi Dal General Secretary Dilip Barua, Bangladesh Tarikat Federation Chairman Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary, among others, addressed the discussion with Awami League Liberation Affairs Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das in the chair.