CHATTOGRAM: 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.
The minister urged 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) organised the discussion.
The minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told a truth 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’m the resident of Rangunia upazila of the district where Ziaur Rahman was first buried in Pomra Union under the upazila. But nobody saw Ziaur Rahman to be buried there, rather they saw a box”, he said.
Not even Khaleda Zia, Tareq Zia and Justice Sattar could say that they ever saw Zia’s body (in the box that was taken from Chattogram) as a bullet-hit body can easily be recognized, the minister said.
Dr Hasan Mahmud said BNP leaders have been constantly denying Bangabandhu’s role and they try to make Zia, a villain, into a hero.
There were many attempts to decry Bangabandhu after his assassination on August 15 in 1975, he observed adding that the conspirators even wanted to erase the name of Bangabandhu from history, but the name is now internationally recognized.
“Nobody can now erase the name anymore and they can’t remove the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” he added.
Ziaur Rahman was closely associated with the Bangabandhu assassination, Dr Hasan said, adding that Ziaur Rahman was also involved in the killing of four national leaders inside the jail.
Dr Hasan directed the BCL leaders and activists to give more attention to their respective education as well as politics.
BCL north district unit president Tanvir Hossain Chowdhury Tapur presided over the programme 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 addressed the programme among others.