Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday alleged that inauguration of BNP’s golden jubilee by a fugitive convict is tantamount to showing disrespect to the Liberation War.
“Country’s people are shocked as the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s golden jubilee celebration programme was inaugurated by a fugitive convict,” he said.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing a programme marking the inauguration of bus service of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation between Chattogram and Boalkhali from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.
BNP’s fugitive acting chairman Tarique Rahman, also the eldest son of Khaleda Zia, inaugurated its year-long golden jubilee programme on Monday from London.
A total of four verdicts have so far been delivered against Tarique for various cases, including 21 August grenade attack and 10-truck arms haul cases.
The AL spokesperson said people raised questions over BNP’s commitment to the country’s independence as a convicted person inaugurated the golden jubilee programme in the presence of many senior leaders and freedom fighters.
He alleged that BNP has also demeaned the spirit of the War of Liberation by distorting the liberation war history.
Mentioning that BNP’s votes have been decreasing, he said Election Commission is not responsible for this. BNP always tries to shift the blame for their failure onto others, Quader added.