Government Policy

BNP platform of defeated forces of Liberation War: Hasan

DHAKA, Terming BNP as a platform of the defeated

forces of the Liberation War, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said

the anti-Liberation forces killed Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh

Mujibur Rahman when the country was progressing under his leadership.

BNP is the platform of the defeated forces of the Liberation War and who

didn't vote for Awami League in 1970. The platform was created after

organizing the defeated forces politically, he told a meeting in Naya Paltan

area in the capital today.

AL, Paltan Thana unit organized the gathering to mark the National

Mourning Day with its president Enamul Haque Abul in the chair.

AL labour affairs secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, Dhaka City South unit

president Abul Hasnat and general secretary Shahe Alam Murad, also took part

in the discussion.

Terming the assassination of Bangabandhu along with most of his family

members as a stigmatized chapter of history, Dr Hasan said the conspirators

not only killed Bangabandhu, they tried to kill Bangladesh.

Bangabandhu devoted himself to develop the nation on a war-footing after

returning home . . . But they (conspirators) killed Bangabandhu only three

and half years after independence. Bangladesh would become a developed nation

like Singapore and Malaysia within 10 to 15 years of the Liberation War if

Bangabandhu had survived, Dr Hasan, also the publicity and publication

secretary of Awami League, said.

He said the country's GDP was 7.4 percent when Bangabandhu was killed. The

country had exceeded that growth rate after 42 years of his demise under his

worthwhile daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's tenure, the minister

added. He said it is the demand of the time to unravel the masterminds behind

the carnage of August 15, 1975 as the future generation should know about

their sins.

The information minister said the culprits who were defeated politically

in 1971, killed Bangabandhu in 1975. Now the defeated forces are trying to

kill Bangabandhu's daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again.

Dr Hasan urged all to remain alert against the conspirators and resist

them with an iron hand.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)