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12:00 AM, December 02, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 02, 2012

Part ways with Jamaat

PM asks BNP

Issuing a note of warning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the opposition BNP to sever ties with the Jamaat-e-Islami; otherwise it would have to face the consequences of its “efforts to save war criminals”.
"Read the minds of people ... discard the war criminals," she told a public rally at Moulvibazar Govt High School ground during her daylong visit to the south-eastern district.
The premier also warned BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia of legal action on corruption and nepotism charges.
Hasina again blasted the BNP for launching anti-government campaigns in the month of December, coinciding with the victory anniversary celebrations. "Don't try to protect them [those undergoing trial for crimes against humanity in 1971] as people of independent Bangladesh won't accept it," she said.
Chaired by Chief Whip and Moulvibazar District Awami League President Abdus Shahid, the rally was also addressed by AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta, Sylhet Mayor Badruddin Ahmed Kamran and MPs from the Sylhet Division.
Referring to the opposition leader's claim that her two sons had been living an honest life, Hasina said the money which was earlier siphoned off by Khaleda's younger son was brought back to the country just two days after she had claimed so.
"Now, her [Khaleda's] elder son is leading a luxurious life in London. Could I ask about the source of his money? How could an honest man lead such a luxurious life abroad?" asked Hasina.
Earlier, the prime minister inaugurated a 50-bed upazila health complex and laid the foundation stone of Vice-Principal Md Abdus Shahid College and Srimongal union parishad complex under Srimongal.
During the visit, Hasina inaugurated 250-bed Moulvibazar Hospital, local Met Office and newly-constructed polytechnic institute. She also laid the foundation stones of chief judicial magistrate building, Jatiya Mahila Sangstha building, technical training centre and Moulvibazar Muktijoddha Sangsad Bhaban in the district headquarters.

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