Lawmakers today heavily burst out with their anger on ongoing hostility across the country and demanded immediate arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her associates giving order to kill innocent people.
Mentioning that so far 30 innocent people have been brutally killed in the name of hartal-blockade, the lawmakers demanded to make Khaleda Zia the main accuse for those killings.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Senior Parliamentarian and former Health and Family Welfare Minister Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim, Food Minister Advocate Qamrul Islam, former Law Minister Abdul Matin Khoshru, Nazibul Bashar Maizbhandari, Rustam Ali Faraji, Fazle Hosain Badsha and Advocate Tarana Halim took part in the discussion.
Tofail Ahmed said Khaleda Zia's movement is directly against Bangladesh. "She launched the violence in such a time when Bangladesh has crossed Pakistan in every index of development. The international arena expressed its wonder to see progress of Bangladesh. They believe that Bangladesh is advancing on the right path under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina."
He said Khaleda Zia is giving order to kill people staying inside an office as like what the then Pakistani military junta did before and during the independence of Bangladesh.
He said mass people are not involved in the ongoing blockade. Thousands of people proved that they are not with it by performing Ijtema. All industries are under operation and RMG units are able to do 95 percent of shipment on time like as usual, he said.
Tofail said the anti-liberation forces are taking their revenge by killing innocent people. "We have to again defeat the defeated force of 1971 with the spirit of Liberation War," he said.
Sheikh Selim urged the government to arrest Khaleda Zia and file sedition case against her as she declared war against Bangladesh. "Arrest Khaleda Zia immediately and declare BNP-Jamaat as terrorist organizations," he said.
About BNP's demand of mid-term election, Selim said election can't be held in every months. BNP missed the train (the polls), it won't come back. Now law will take its own course.
"Dialogue can be taken place, but first you (Khaleda Zia) have to seek apology to the countrymen, to the Prime Minister and to those fathers whose sons were killed," he said.
Matia Chowdhury said Zia's party is a fascist party that issued passport to war criminal like Gholam Azam.
"They (BNP) killed people even when they are in power. They have always a killer mind and killed our leaders time to time. They even tried to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by grenade attacks," she said.
She said election is over and as per the system polls are held after every five years.
Mohamamd Nasim said the next election would be held in 2019, not even one day ahead of schedule. Dialogue will be held with Election Commission before the 2019 polls, he said.
"Khaleda Zia became alone. All of her party leaders went to hideout. There is no blockade across the country. Only blockade is being observed inside the office of Khaleda Zia," he said.
Abdul Matin Khoshru said Khaleda Zia set fire to bodies of the country's 16 crore of people. "Khaleda Zia must be accused for murders of 30 people. If not it will be failure of the home ministry," he said.
Advocate Qamrul said resuming of caretaker government system is not the agenda of BNP-Jamaat, rather their agendas are to protect Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman from corruption cases and to save the war criminals.
"Jamaat, the slaughterers of 1971, went inside the tummy of BNP and for that now BNP do march by the command of Jamaat. BNP did not participate the 2014 polls as Jamaat did not want that," he said.
He said no dialogue can't be taken place with evil force like BNP-Jamaat. "As western world never discuss with terrorist organizations like ISIS, there will be no discussion with terrorist organizations like BNP-Jamaat," he said.