Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has alleged that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has set an ugly example of politics of vengeance and falsehood by celebrating Khaleda Zia’s fake birthday on National Mourning Day on August 15.
“Bangladesh Nationalist Party has set an ugly example of politics of vengeance and falsehood by celebrating Khaleda Zia’s fake birthday on National Mourning Day on August 15,” he said.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, made the allegation while addressing an inaugural function of the membership renewal and member collection drive by Dhaka city south unit of AL on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Tuesday.
The AL spokesperson joined the function virtually from his official residence on the parliament premises in the capital.
Quader said celebrating Khaleda Zia’s fake birthday on August 15 is the continuation of politics of vengeance and hatred that was started through the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Referring to the writ petition and BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s press conference on Khaleda Zia’s date of birth, Quader said the actual date of birth and the birthday mentioned in the certificate can be different.
“But is it possible to have five dates of birth of a one person?” the minister questioned.
Mentioning that the nation wants an end to the confusion over Khaleda Zia’s birthday, Quader said the BNP has to prove whether August 15 is Khaleda’s real birthday or not.
“After assuming in power, starting a fake birthday on the day of mourning is a mockery to the nation. The BNP has proved that its founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the assassination of Bangabandhu,” he said.AL presidium member Abdur Razzaque, joint general secretary Dipu Moni, organising secretary Mirza Azam, Dhaka city south unit AL general secretary Humayun Kabir, among others, addressed the function with Dhaka city south unit AL president Abu Ahmed Mannafi in the chair.