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BNP demands probe into alleged conspiracy to kill PM Hasina

BNP lawmaker Md Harunur Rashid on Thursday demanded an investigation to determine whether there is actually a conspiracy to kill prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

He came up with the demand while taking part in an unscheduled discussion in the parliament.

Abul Kalam Azad, a member of parliament of the ruling Awami League and former information minister, on Wednesday claimed that there is a conspiracy to kill the prime minister and some AL people are also involved in this plot in exchange for money.

Referring to Azad’s allegation, Harun it deserves a clear explanation since a ruling party lawmaker made the claim in the House.

“There is no way to brush it aside. A deep investigation is needed to find out whether such a conspiracy is really happening or not and who is involved in it,” he added.

Slamming the government on the issue of enforced disappearance Harun said the victims are unable to get protection of the law.

"People being shot dead in the moveent is one thing and missing is a completely different matter. Human rights and freedom of expression need to be discussed. The ruling party says that the country is on the highway of development," he said.

He questioned whether corruption, money laundering, rising commodity prices, or road accidents have decreased or not.

He also questioned what has been the development of the electoral process.

The BNP MP said that India is using the ports of the country. But transit is not being given to Bangladesh.

He criticised Bangladesh’s very soft attitude towards India.

Protesting the attack on BNP’s procession, another BNP MP Rumeen Farhana, said that the prime minister had given clear instructions that the programmes of the opposition would not be obstructed.

“But the behaviour of police administration is different. The prime minister is giving some sort of assurance. And the activists of Juba League, Chhatra League are behaving differently with the opposition party,” she said.

Rumeen dismissed Awami League’s claim that they are in the field to prevent sabotage.

“Why are police being used if Awami League leaders and activists are in the field to prevent vandalism?”

Rumeen said that the government claims that there is democracy in the country, but it does not exist in practice.

About the death of two members of the BNP in Bhola, Rumeen said that there was no investigation into the murders.

She claimed that more than 70 places were attacked in the programmes of BNP which started on August 22.

Responding to Rumeen, AL lawmaker Tofail Ahmed said that before the start of the procession that day, BNP leaders and activists attacked the police with sticks and bricks.

Awami League leaders and activists did not take to the streets that day, Tofail said adding in the 2001 election, they could not even stay at home, he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh