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Hasan raises question about Fakhrul’s mental health

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday asked if BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is mentally sound, as he has started ‘talking nonsense’.

“It seems that Mirza Fakhrul has been suffering from depression. He can be examined by doctors. I really think he needs to have a check up,” he said.

The minister came up with the remark as Mirza Fakhrul claimed that Awami League (AL) is not imbued with the spirit of the War of Liberation. Hasan, also the joint general secretary of Awami League, said this while addressing a discussion organised by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote at Jatiya Press Club in the capital marking National Mourning Day.

Hasan said Mirza Fakhrul is speaking against that party which led the country’s independence war.

Talking about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the minister said that Bangabandhu was assassinated at a time when the country was beginning to move towards prosperity.

“But Bangabandhu was assassinated in connivance with those who did not want the country to become independent, the Pakistani evil forces and those who fought for Pakistan,” he said.

Bangabandhu could not fulfill his dream, but under the leadership of his daughter Sheikh Hasina Bangabandhu’s dream is going to be realized, he added.

Hassan said those who have joined forces with the anti-liberation forces and those who rejoice after the occupation of Afghanistan by the Taliban cannot be progressive.

“Those who are not in favour of progress are now suffering from depression,” he said.