Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Star file photo
BNP today termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her party as "killers" blaming them for the election-time violence that killed many youths and injured many others.
“Her (Hasina’s) hands are smeared with blood of many youths,” BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at a press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka this morning.
Criticizing the prime minister for her remarks involving Zia family with the August 21 grenade attack, Fakhrul said her comments are tantamount to contempt of court.
Such comments will hinder the trial, he said.
Fakhrul, also acting secretary general of the party, urged the government to hold a fair and impartial trial so that the real culprits are punished.
Branding the family of Ziaur Rahman “a killer and corrupt family", Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on August 21 said there would be no room for them in Bangladesh.
"As Zia was involved in the killing of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975, the then prime minister [Khaleda Zia], her son [Tarique Rahman], her cabinet members and leaders were directly involved in the August 21 grenade attack. There is no question about this, she said.
She was speaking a public meeting on the 10th anniversary of the grenade attack on an Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue that killed 24 people.