One of your writers stated that it was not befitting for a party founded by a valiant freedom fighter like Ziaur Rahman to include Jamaat in its folds.
Perhaps he forgot that Khaleda simply continued the legacy of the "valiant FF". In 2001, two known razakars became ministers but during Zia's regime a known razakar joined the BNP and became prime minister. Other razakars became important ministers.
In forming his own political party Zia didn't hesitate at all to rehabilitate war criminals and include them in his party. To perpetuate his selfish grip on power Zia used war criminals.
Through a Martial Law ruling in 1975 Zia abolished secularism, the special tribunal formed to try war criminals, the ban on religious based politics etc. This allowed the war criminals and religious extremists to raise their ugly heads once again.
Like Ayub of Pakistan, Zia was the father of military dictatorship in Bangladesh. But some of us only blame Ershad for this. Like Musharraf of Pakistan Zia contested the presidential election remaining army chief and held a controversial parliamentary election under Martial Law.