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05:49 PM, June 14, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:18 PM, June 14, 2016

After Ashraf, JP MP also criticises Inu

Opposing induction of JSD leader Hasanul Huq Inu as a minister, Jatiya Party lawmaker Kazi Firoz Rashid today expressed his fear that the prime minister might even bring some secret killers to the parliament someday.

Rashid supported Public Administration Minister and Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam's yesterday’s statement that Awami League would have to repent for making a Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) member into the cabinet.

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"The prime minister is all absorber, she can absorb even poison... JSD is now in the parliament. It seems to me that in the future she (Sheikh Hasina) might bring those engaged in secret killings to the House," the JP MP said speaking on a point of order.

The PM and Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu, also president of JSD, were not present in parliament during his speech.

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At the beginning of his speech, Firoz told the Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah, who was presiding over the sitting at that time that "BTV [Bangladesh Television] shows only you and the ruling party...the reason is the information minister is from JSD. We were in Chhatra League. We had fought together in the Liberation War. Suddenly getting up from the bed, he (Inu) raised arms against us."

Describing his bitter experiences of JSD-backed Gonobahini activities after the country's independence, Firoz said: "Had they not killed Awami League leaders and activists at that time the country might not have lost the national leaders like Bangabandhu. The nation has been suffering since then.”

“We have been suffering because of them (JSD)," he added.

Later when JSD MP Mayeen Uddin Khan Badal sought floor to speak on a point of order, Deputy Speaker Miah did not allow him.

“Our decision was not to entertain any point of order during the budget discussion. You [JP MP] uttered some sensitive words in the name of BTV’s news broadcast, and I'll expunge those," said the Deputy Speaker.

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