BNP on Monday demanded the resignation of president of Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu if he fails to make clear before the nation his role in killing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“We would like to tell Mr Inu, you please don’t give sermons on democracy before the nation. You were the enemy of democracy and jeopardised it. People don’t want to hear the lecture on democracy from them who are its enemy,” said BNP spokesperson DR Asaduzzaman Ripon while addressing a press conference at [arty headquarters.
He said the JSD was responsible for the instability and anarchic situation between 1972 and 1975 and Inu was one of the main leaders of the organisaiton. “He (Inu) has to clarify before the nation about those happened in the period,” he said.
Ripon, also international affairs secretary of BNP, blasted the JSD leader for criticising BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia that she crossed the door frame of democracy.
“It’s unfortunate that those who started politics resorting to terrorism and killing are now lecturing about democracy. It’s a mockery with the nation,” he said.
The BNP leader referred to the comments of Awami League leader Sheikh Selim that Inu had created the ground for the murder of Sheikh Mujubura Rahman and said they alone don’t talk about your misdeeds rather top leaders of the ruling party also talk every day about the misdeeds you had committed during 1972-75.
He said Inu should make it clear before the nation what was his role during the 1972-1975 and his party and Gano Bahini in the murder of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Ripon observed that the information minister should come up with his answer in the wake of allegation brought by the ruling party leaders regarding his role in the murder of Bangabandhu. “Step down if you can’t make your position clear before the nation,” he said.
“Inu and his party also should apologise to the nation for their misdeeds at that time,” he added.
Ripon said it is not possible to hold the real trial of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder keeping in power those abetted the murderers and created the ground for the carnage.
He described Inu as a ‘parasite’ minister and said he is making unguarded remarks about the BNP chairperson only to protect his ministerial position.
Ripon demanded the government immediately release ailing BNP joint secretaries general Amanullah Aman and Ruhul Kabir Rizvi for ensuring their treatment.
Maj Gen (Retd) Mahmudul Hasan, Abdul Halim, Barrister Ziaur Rahman and Abdul Latif Jony, among others, were present on the occasion. – Staff Reporter