Those who killed democracy in the past should be ashamed, says the former minister
Awami League Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak has said any party, which allows Jamaat-Shibir men, cannot bring anything good to the country.
He made the remark at a reminiscence meeting and doa mahfil in Jeddah of Saudi Arabia on Monday night, according to a message received in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The meeting was arranged in memory of late Mahmud Hasan Shamim, president of Jeddah unit Jubo League, at a hotel.
Speaking as the chief guest, Nanak said those who killed democracy in the past and often talk about democracy disseminating the wastes of power should be ashamed.
Issuing a warning that Pakistan collaborators of 1971 will never be able to fulfil their goals in the country, he said but they will be uprooted from the country.
The Awali League leader said a vested quarter is still trying to halt the pace of development being carried out under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government but its ill-effort will not be successful at all.
No obstacle can halt the progress of Bangladesh, while it will be transformed into Sonar Bangla, dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, he added.
Mentioning that the expatriates are the oxygen of Bangladesh, Nanak said the Bangladeshi expatriates are trying their best to continue the remittance flow of the country.
Chaired by Jeddah Jubo League Vice-President Hossain Ahmed, the meeting was addressed, by its general secretary Sohel Rana and Jeddah Jubo League leaders Badrul Alam Selim, Jubair Ahmed and Fakar Uddin.