Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's comment involving BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the August 15 carnage conspiracy is “absurd and imprudent”, said party's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday.
“Our self-declared prime minister used to see the ghost of Zia family and BNP everywhere. Otherwise, how could you involve Khaleda Zia and Ziaur Rahman in the 1975 incident?” he said.
He said this while addressing a solidarity meeting against repression on journalists. It was arranged by pro-BNP factions of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) at Jatiya Press Club.
Fakhrul further said, “As a politician having the experience of governing the country, such imprudent comment does not fit you. We strongly condemn her remark.”
The premier on Thursday said there is no doubt that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was also involved in the August 15 carnage conspiracy.
“Zia's wife (Khaleda) brought self-confessed killer of the father of the nation to parliament by rigging votes… Not only Zia, but also his wife was involved in the conspiracy of the August 15 carnage. There is no doubt,” the PM said.
The BNP leader also said their party extended its support to the student movements from the very first day. “We must support the students' demands for quota reform and safe roads. We also call upon people to come forward not only for safe roads, but also for a safe Bangladesh.”
Fakhrul also urged people, including political parties and professionals, to get united to save the country from misrule.
“Political parties have greater responsibility to protect people. Our leader [Khaleda] before going to jail called for unity to remove the current regime,” he said.