Killing of foreign nationals part of BNP-Jamaat conspiracy: PM
4 October 2015, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the murder of two foreign nationals within a week on the ‘BNP-Jamaat alliance’.
During a media interaction, Sheikh Hasina said the murders were part of a conspiracy to ‘tarnish the image’ of the government. “There is no reason to believe that all our achievements will be overshadowed by these heinous murders, but that is what is being attempted,” Hasina said.
She described the murders as ‘clearly planned and politically motivated’ and promised firm action. Hasina said that the murder of foreigners have taken place at a time when the war crimes trials are taking place.
“Those who ruled the country for 21 years after the 1975 coup are responsible for attempts to create panic and undermine all our achievements,” she said.
“I appeal to all citizens not to get too sensitive or carried away by these murders. We will take action and track down the culprits. But if we get carried away by these murders and overlook our achievements, the BNP-Jamaat conspiracy will be successful,” she added.