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Moudud to remain alive in politics: Fakhrul

Recalling the contributions of his late party colleague to the country, BNP Secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said Moudud Ahmed will remain alive in the history of Bangladesh politics.

"Moudud Ahmed was actively involved in politics throughout his life, from the student life to the last day. I think, he was an enlightened politician and did politics in Bangladesh with his prudence,” he said.

Speaking at a virtual discussion, Fakhrul said, ”Moudud Ahmed will always be remembered as a lawyer, as a politician and above all as a writer and researcher. He’ll remain alive among the people of his area, the people of Bangladesh, in the history of BNP and our politics and in the history of our struggles and movements.”

BNP arranged the programme in memory of its late standing committee member Moudud Ahmed who died at a hospital in Singapore on March 16 last.

Paying homage to the party leader, Fakhrul said Moudud Ahmed’s main virtue was to speak in a very sophisticated language."The punctuality and discipline were also his great qualities.”

Describing Moudud as one of his guardians, the BNP leader said he is personally indebted to Moudud for giving him various suggestions.

Fakhrul said he last met Moudud at the Evercare Hospital in the capital where he told him to be present in the next meeting of the party standing committee. "Moudud Ahmed could not attend that meeting and he did not return alive from Singapore. He won’t be with us again, but he’ll always remain in our hearts.”

The BNP secretary general expressed his sympathy to Moudud’s widow Hasna Moudud.

BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Jamiruddin Sircar, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, among others, spoke at the programme.

Moudud Ahmed was one of the founding members of BNP. He joined Jatiya Party in 1985 and served as prime minister and vice president in military ruler HM Ershad's government.

After the fall of Ershad, Moudud returned to BNP in 1996 and was made law minister in Khaleda Zia's government in 2001.

Moudud was elected MP five times from Noakhali-5 seat and once from the Bogura-6 constituency.

Source: United News of Bangladesh