Standing against corruption is the ultimate tribute to Bangabandhu: Menon

Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon MP on Tuesday told Parliament that society must stand against corruption in order to pay true respect to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as he had been vocal against corruption.

“Bangabandhu had voiced strong words against corruption…. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also announced ‘zero tolerance’ policy against corruption. The society must stand against corruption,” he said.

“If we truly want to recall Bangabandhu, we must stand in favour of the exploited people,” said Menon taking part in the discussion over the resolution brought in the House to pay tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of Mujib Borsho, marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.

The Workers Party president said Bangabandhu told the House that theological politics would not be allowed in the country, which is pertinent in the Mujib Borsho as ‘Islamization of Sonar Bangla’ is occurring now. “Hefazat say that the country would be run according to their words,” he said.

He extended thanks to the Prime Minister for attaining the economic growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But he said inequality is on the rise in society and the poor are becoming poorer.

Menon said Bangabandhu is not only of Awami League or any party rather he is the Father of the Nation.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said the clique of Ziaur Rahman and Mushtaque Ahmed not only protected the killers of Bangabandhu, but also promoted them giving them good jobs and posts.

Pointing at the Leader of the House, the minister said they will have to find out the real killers of Bangabandhu forming a truth commission.

Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, Awami League MPs Tofail Ahmed, Abul Kalam Azad, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Nurul Islam Nahid, Shajahan Khan, Md Atiur Rahman Atik, Md Shamsul Haque Tuku and Tahzeeb Alam Siddique, and Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam, among others, participated in the discussion.

Both treasury and opposition bench MPs lauded the Father of the Nation for his extraordinary political life, able leadership and utmost sacrifice for making Bangladesh an independent country in the world.

On Monday, Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina placed the resolution under rule 147 of the Rules of Procedure to pay solemn tribute to the Father of the Nation through a special discussion on his colourful political and work life and his philosophy in the House during the special session summoned on occasion of Mujib Borsho.

Source: United News of Bangladesh