Dr Hasan urges Khaleda Zia not to go to National Memorial on March 26
27 February 2015, Nirapad News: Dr Hasan Mahmud, publicity and publication affairs secretary of the ruling Awami League, today urged BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia not to go to the National Memorial at Savar on the great Independence Day on March 26.
“People of the country are aggrieved. They can resist you (Khaleda Zia) as you have expressed confusion over the figure of martyrs in the war of liberation. So, why should you like to go to the National Memorial to pay homage to the martyrs?” he posed a question pointing at Begum Khaleda Zia.
Dr Hasan Mahmud raised the question while speaking at a discussion on “Current politics and leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina needed for development” organised by Bangabandhu Swadhinata Parishad at Dhaka Reporters Unity at Segunbagicha in the city.
President of the Parishad Barrister Zakir Ahmed presided over the discussion, also addressed, among others, by Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, Awami League leaders Advocate Balaram Poddar and MA Karim, freedom fighter Abdul Hye Kanu and general secretary of the Parishad Fazlul Haque.
Blaming Begum Khaleda Zia for her involvement in the BDR carnage of 2009, Dr Hasan Mahmud said, “I call upon the government to put those culprits involved in the killing including Begum Khaleda Zia in the dock after investigation.”
Turning to the ensuing Union Parishad (UP) polls, the Awami League leader said, “BNP could not find out its candidates of choice in the Union Parishad polls but they locked into clashes over sitting arrangement in their office. They also lock into clashes in taking decision at the grassroots level. That’s the reason as to why they could not field candidates in the Union Parishad polls.”
Advocate Quamrul Islam said, “The recent killing of a Purohit (Hindu priest) was a part of the conspiracy hatched against the state at a time when trial of all sorts of killings has now been continuing in Bangladesh.
BNP-Jamaat combine has been extending assistance in particular to those who want to turn Bangladesh as a militant and IS-dominant state.” He said that the present condition of BNP hinted that it would never stand strong on feet keeping its spine straight.
Quamrul Islam called upon the leaders and workers of the party to remain vigilant extremely against the backdrop of March 8 when the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court would hand down verdict against Jamaat leader and a war criminal Meer Kashem Ali.