Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the mysteries of jail killing on November 3, 1975 should be unearthed to let the new generation know the truth.
“Many mysteries behind the jail killing are yet to be unearthed. These mysteries should be found out for the new generation,” he told reporters on Tuesday after paying homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum marking the Jail Killing Day.
He said August 15 carnage and Jail Killing on November 3 are sewed in a single thread as four national leaders were killed in continuation of the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The two heinous carnages were carried out in revenge of the defeat in 1971 Liberation War, he said, adding that Bangabandhu was assassinated to make the country void of guardian while jail killing was perpetrated to make the nation leaderless.
Quader said: “They killed the four national leaders to make us leaderless. From November 3 to November 7 in 1975, why General Khaled Mosharraf, Colonel Huda, Colonel Haider and many army officers and jawans were killed in the name of civil-military revolution? These mysteries are yet to be exposed to let the new generation know the truth.”
Later, the minister placed wreaths at the graves of three national leaders at Banani graveyard. Talking to reporters, he said the conspiracies of anti-liberation and communal forces are still going on in the country.
“Today, we will take oath that we, under the leadership of our leader Sheikh Hasina, will root out the communal evil forces from this soil to build a Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu,” he said.
In reply to a comment of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Quader said: “The BNP leader said there is lack of honest and able leaders (in AL). I would like to say that you (Fakhrul) see your face in mirror at first. BNP is the party which gave an institutional shape to politics of corruption.”
During the BNP’s term, the country became world champion in corruption for five consecutive times, so the talks of honest politics do not suit BNP, he added.
He said Bangabandhu was an honest and able leader in the country’s history while in the post 1975-period, his daughter Sheikh Hasina is the most honest, able and world acclaimed leader.