AL has redefined the spirit of liberation war: BNP

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BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed speaks at a discussion at National Press Club, Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: UNBAccusing the ruling party of destroying the spirit of the liberation war, Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Tuesday said Awami League no longer represents the country’s independence as it is filled with intruders, reports UNB.

“The Awami League, I don’t think, has as many freedom fighters as the BNP. They (AL) themselves are saying that their party is filled with intruders. This means the intruders are with them, not freedom fighters,” he said.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “When they admit their party is now filled with intruders, we can say the Awami League no longer represents the independence. Instead, they’re governing the country destroying the spirit of the liberation war fully.”

Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal organised the discussion at the National Press Club, marking what it calls the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ commemorating the ‘civil-military uprising’ on 7 November 1975.

Moudud, also a BNP standing committee member, said the Awami League has redefined the spirit of liberation war. “As per their new definition, the spirit of the liberation war means establishing one-party rule, running the country usurping power through vote rigging, snatching the independence of the judiciary, the rule of law and the freedom of press.”

He said though there is no politics and opposition party now in the country, the government is in an uncomfortable situation as instability is prevailing in every sector because of its misrule. “The corruption and repression of the government reached at such a level that their misdeeds will ensure their fall.”

The way the country is now run, Moudud said, a situation would be created which will force people to take to the streets spontaneously to oust the government.

He also criticised prime minister Sheikh Hasina for what he said taking a position in favour of the ‘corrupt’ Jahangirnagar University vice chancellor Farzana Islam going against students. “How is it possible for a politician to talk against a student movement? What’s the reason behind having so much attraction to the VC?”

The BNP leader further said there are corruption allegations against 11 VCs of public universities. “The VCs are supposed to be the persons of ideal to the students. But students don’t respect them due to their indulgence in corruption”, he said.

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