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12:00 AM, May 19, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:23 AM, May 19, 2016

BNP-Jamaat out to oust govt, says Bangladesh PM Hasina

Alleges they now join hands with Israel for this

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has alleged that the BNP-Jamaat nexus has joined hands with Israel to oust her government as the two parties are working against the country and Islam.

“The truth can never be suppressed...the BNP-Jamaat clique has joined hands with those who are frequently killing children and women in Palestine,” she told a discussion at St James Court-Taj Hotel in London on Tuesday.

The UK chapter of the Awami League hosted the discussion on the occasion of the Homecoming Day of Sheikh Hasina.

Urging people to keep a watch on the conspirators, the PM said these plotters and killers were conspiring against the country and Islam. “They don't want Bangladesh. They don't understand anything other than their personal interests.”

Hasina, also the AL president, said the BNP-Jamaat nexus “killed numerous people and committed unbridled corruption and plundering” when they were in power.

Referring to the killings and violence unleashed by the BNP-Jamaat clique to foil the January 5 elections in 2014 and during the first three months of last year, she said they wanted to go to power “by keeping their feet on the charred bodies of people”.

About the recent killings in the country, the premier said now “the BNP-Jamaat alliance” is murdering imams, priests of temples and fathers of churches and university teachers selectively.

“They've recently killed [former] USAID staff Xulhaz Mannan who was a cousin of our former foreign minister Dipu Moni. They did it to create panic.”

About the trial of war criminals, the PM said those who had unleashed atrocities and committed genocide during the Liberation War were convicted as war criminals and the court judgements are being implemented.

Those who handed over our national flag to war criminals and the defeated forces would be tried as they are equally guilty, added Hasina.

Chaired by UK AL President Sultan Mahmud Sharif, the meeting wass addressed, among others, by its General Secretary Sajedur Rahman Khan.

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