Amir Hossain Amu
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Veteran leader of ruling Awami League (AL), Amir Hossain Amu, on Saturday said nowadays the country’s leftist politicians are making comments which are conflicting with their own political philosophy and principles, reports news agency BSS.

“Leftists are making comments in the tone of BNP-Jamaat,” he told a discussion and doa mahfil marking the National Mourning Day arranged by Pirojpur Zilla Samity, Dhaka in the auditorium of the Supreme Court.

Amu, a member of AL advisory council and spokesperson and coordinator of 14-party alliance, said the comments and politics of those who do left leaning politics in Bangladesh cannot be similar to those of Jamaat-BNP.

But irony is that the leftist politicians are making comments against their own philosophy, he said.

“I don’t know whether they can realise the matter or not,” he said.

Amu, who also served as minister in several times, said military dictator Ziaur Rahman gave jobs to assassins of 15 August in different Bangladesh missions abroad, later he brought the killers in politics and formed ‘Freedom Party’, made them MPs and brought them in opposition party under a protracted plan.

Zia established anti-Liberation forces politically, economically and socially in the country, he said adding that subsequently another military dictator HM Ershad also followed the footprints of Zia.

Speaking on the occasion as the special guest, fisheries and livestock minister SM Rezaul Karim said a thorough investigation should be held to unearth the behind the scene masterminds of 15 August carnage to allow the new generation to know the truth.

It can be done by forming an independent commission or in line with the Code of Criminal Procedure, he added.

Pirojpur-2 lawmaker and former minister Anwar Hossain Manju and Pirojpur-3 lawmaker Rustam Ali Farazi and former lawmaker principal Mohammad Shah Alam addressed the discussion with Pirojpur Zilla Samity, Dhaka acting president and valiant freedom fighter M Shamsul Haque in the chair.