BNP distorted the history of Bangladesh’s independence, says the Awami League general secretary
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP is creating obstacles on the path to the country’s democratic advancement.
“BNP is doing anti-election politics on one hand, and it is continuing its efforts to spread propaganda and create conspiracy against the government and the state on the other. That is why the country’s democracy is facing obstacles repeatedly,” he said.
Quader was addressing a press conference regarding contemporary issues at his official residence on parliament premises.
Referring to BNP’s allegation that the government is scripting the history of the Liberation War as per its will, Quader said the anti-liberation forces under the leadership of BNP had distorted the country’s history.
But now the new generation has got the opportunity to know the true history of the country, including the Liberation War, as the Awami League government remains in power, he said.
The minister said nobody has the right to question the settled issues of the Liberation War.
The Awami League general secretary said BNP is getting angered as the new generation is realizing who were the beneficiaries of the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members, and who snatched away the rights of the people to seek trial of killers in the country.
Quader said BNP had distorted the history of independence in the country and that they are the patrons of the implementation of the agenda of anti-liberation and extreme communal forces.
About the 4th phase polls to 55 municipalities, he said the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes in people’s freedom of expression and it is respectful towards the values of democracy.
He hoped the polls would be held in a free, fair and peaceful manner without any violence and conflicts.
The minister said the government is extending all-out support to the Election Commission in holding the polls in a participatory and peaceful manner.