Dhaka-The BNP will keep Jamaat-e-Islami, one of the major partners of the 20-party alliance out of its national unity process against terrorism and militancy, said a pro-BNP intellectual.“A political party (Jamaat) creates problem in forging the national unity…That’s why Khaleda Zia has decided to keep Jamaat out of the unity,” said former Dhaka University Vice chancellor Prof Dr Emajudidn Ahmed.
Speaking at a view exchange meeting organized by Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League at Jatiya Press Club, he said the government may impose ban the party anytime if it want to.
“The party has become a burden and it is no more treated as a resource,” he said adding that forging a national unity is important in view of the situation prevailing in the country.
Prof Emajuddin argued a large number of Jamaat leaders and activists were born after the independence and they have no relation with war crimes. They will also not want the national unity goes in vain, he observed.
BKSJL president Bangabir Kader Siddique, Biruttam, who presided over the meeting, said he invited all political parties except a portion of JSD led by Hasanul Haq Inu and Jamaat to join the view exchange meeting.
Leaders of many political parties and professional bodies attend the meeting but no leader form AL-led 14-party alliance joint it.-STAFF REPORTER