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BNP can't hide its agony: Quamrul
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-10-25,  Publish Time : 19:54,  View Count : 8
In an oblique reference to the death of convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam, Food Minister Quamrul Islam has said, "BNP is now going through a great agony. But, it is facing great difficulties to conceal this agony. Gayebana janaza (funeral prayer in absentia) also took place in Pakistan. But, BNP can't do anything else here. They are now in a dilemma. They hold a great pain in hearts. Because of this, Mirza Fakhrul made inconsistent remarks on Friday." Quamrul was speaking at a discussion organised by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote in celebration of Bangabandhu's youngest son Sheikh Russell's birthday at Shilpakala Academy auditorium in the capital on Saturday morning. Addressing the BNP leaders, the Food Minister said, "We've been listening to your broken cassettes of movement over the last four years. Our government ended its previous tenure listening the broken cassettes of you. And, the tenure of this government will also end smoothly." "You talk about movement, but none turns up on the street. Only one man stays inside the BNP office with kantha (an embroidered quilt) and pillows for holding press conferences. Not a single fly or mosquito lives in that office except him. You're claiming that people are with you. Do you have any barometer to measure the public support?" Regarding the hartal called by some Islamic parties for Sunday, he said, "Khaleda Zia called the hartal through Islamic parties to avert appearing before court. It's her old tactic not to appear before court. In spite of it, we all have to remain cautious. We'll have to save Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. If Sheikh Hasina remains alive, we'll remain alive. Their target is Sheikh Hasina. Fundamentalists and militants have got united. BNP and Jamaat are not two different parties. We'll have to be vocal against this evil force." Chaired by Tarana Halim, president of the organisation, the discussion was participated by Dhaka City Awami League organising secretary Shahe Alam Murad and actress Aruna Biswas, among others.   ZA

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