BNP's call for national unity is nothing but kidding nation: Tofail
Awami League Advisory Council member and Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said BNP's call for national unity to
contain militancy is nothing but kidding the nation.
"National unity can't be forged by keeping offspring of the war criminals in the committee (of BNP) and pleading in favour of those killed militants.
The anti-militancy national unity has already been established in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he said.
Tofail Ahmed said this while speaking as the chief guest at an exhibition of rare photographs and documentary on Bangabandhu organised by Suchinta Foundation at the Teacher Student Centre (TSC) auditorium of Dhaka University.
Trustee of Suchinta Foundation Kantara Khan chaired the function, also addressed, among others, by former Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Dr AK Abdul Momen, former president of Dhaka University Teachers Association Prof Dr Khondokar Bazlul Haq and Chhatra League president Saifur Rahman Sohag.
Tofail said, "Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed when he restored normalcy in the country after independence.
Conspiracy is being hatched to thwart the country's forward march by creating militancy at a time when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ensuring Bangladesh's progress and development."
He said those who had indulged in torching of public and private properties to thwart the national polls of 2014 and killed innocent people by blasting petrol bombs in 2015 were instigating militancy from behind curtain.
The senior Awami League leader said, "The killers did not even spare a minor child like Sheikh Russell on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975 so that no successor of Bangabandhu's blood could hold the oars of the country.
But, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been carrying forward the country foiling their conspiracy."
He said neither the trial in Bangabandhu Murder Case nor the trial against the crimes committed by the war criminals during the war of liberation could be possible had Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would not be in the helm of the state affairs.
Tofail said, "The nation's hopes and aspirations were killed by killing Bangabandhu. He would live long in the hearts of the people till the existence of the country."
Earlier, a documentary (video) on Bangabandhu was screened.
Later, Tofail Ahmed went round the exhibition where rare photographs of long political life of Bangabandhu were on display.