The BNP has asked Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu to make clear his role in the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman otherwise to resign from the cabinet.
BNP Spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon came up with the remarks at a press briefing held at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Monday following a reaction of the minister over a comment of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
“Sheikh Hasina has appointed such persons in her cabinet who once wanted to make dugdugi with the skin of her father. People like Inu had launched armed movement to oust Sheikh Mujib government, started politics of terrorism. Now they are delivering lecture on democracy. It’s a mockery to the nation,” he said.
UNB adds : Branding Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu as the enemy of democracy, BNP on Monday asked him to stop delivering lecture on democracy.
“Inu has said whether Begum Khaleda Zia has 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,” said BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon.
He further said. “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.”
Referring to AL senior leader Sheikh Selim’s recent remarks, Ripon said JSD and Inu had created the ground for the murder of Sheikh Mujubur Rahman. “We want tell Mr Inu we alone don’t talk about your misdeeds. Top leaders of the ruling party also talk every day about the misdeeds you had committed during 1972-75.”
He said Inu has to tell the nation what was his role during the 1972-1975. “You should make it clear before the nation what was your role and that of your party and Gano Bahini in the murder of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He and his party also should apologise to the nation for their misdeeds at that time.”
The BNP leader said Inu 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.”
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.
Describing Inu as a ‘parasite’ minister, the BNP leader said he is making unguarded remarks about BNP chief Khaleda Zia irrelevantly only to protect his ministerial position. “Will you be able to remove the anger of many Awai League leaders and activists for your role in Bangabandhu killing only speaking against Khaleda Zia?”
He said though JSD had a negative attitude towards Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Inu and his party leaders are now busy calling him Father of the Nation in every word. “As they’re isolated from people and hated by them, they have no position in the politics of vote. Inu is now making derogatory remarks against Khaleda Zia to appease Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ”
Ripon demanded the government immediately release ailing BNP joint secretaries general Amanullah Aman and Ruhul Kabir Rizvi for ensuring their better treatment.