PM Hasina finds BNP regime’s link in Aug 21 attack
Published : Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 at 8:17 PM Count : 209
Alleging that the then BNP-Jamaat government was involved in the grisly August 21 grenade attack in 2004, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is not possible to carry out an attack of such scale without government’s patronage.
“Such an incident (grenade attack) cannot take place in broad daylight without the patronage of the then BNP-Jamaat coalition who was in power at that time,” she said while addressing a discussion marking the 15th anniversary of the August 21, 2004 grenade attack.
Awami League (AL) organised the event at the auditorium of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, reports UNB.
At the beginning of the programme, a one-minute silence was observed as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the massacre victims.
AL Advisory Council member Amir Hossain Amu, General Secretary Obaidul Quader, presidium members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Sahara Khatun, former AL minister Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Sayeed Khokon, AL organising secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim and BM Mozammel Haque, Dhaka South City AL unit President Haji Abul Hasnat and Dhaka North AL unit general secretary Sadek Khan, among others, spoke on the occasion.