Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said BNP has now become crazy not getting any response after lodging complaints.
“BNP leaders were happy and they started jumping when an organisation of the USA issued sanction on some members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the police chief. But, now they have gone crazy as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is holding meetings with the US President Joe Biden and other world leaders,” he said, joining the Awami League district unit conference at Gaibandha Stadium here.
Earlier, the minister said, the BNP leaders lodged complaints at various places in the day while they visited different embassies at night. But, currently, the party has become crazy, said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.
He said BNP is now holding rallies at different areas on the country and fought each other in the name of movement. Even, the party carried out attacks on police and innocent people Munshiganj, he added.
About the proclamation of independence, the minister said that the proclamation of independence was made by Bangabandhu in the first hour of March 26 in 1971. The then general secretary of Chattogram Awami League MA Hannan made the announcement on Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra from Kalurghat on March 26, 1971, he said, adding Ziaur Rahman followed him on the next day (March 27) as Awami League leaders decided to involve an army officer with the declaration.
He said the late office bearer of Chattogram Awami League, Nurul Haque, had pronounced the proclamation of the independence through mike on March 26 in Chittagong city after the declaration was given by Bangabandhu. BNP tries to make office bearer as the headmaster of a school, he added.
He said Bangladesh is now marching ahead under the dynamic leadership of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. There is no alternative to Awami League to continue the pace of development and democracy as well, said Hasan.
AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader addressed the conference virtually as the chief guest while AL Presidium Member Ramesh Chandra Sen, MP, inaugurated it by releasing balloons and pigeons in the sky.
AL Presidium Member Shahjahan Khan, MP, Treasurer HM Ashiqur Rahman, MP, organizing secretary Shakhawat Hossain Shafique, whip of the Jatiya Sangshad Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, Umme Kulsum Smrity, MP, Engineer Monwar Hossain Chowdhury , MP, AL central committee members Advocate Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia, Advocate Safura Begum Rumi and Syed Abdul Awal Shamim, AL nominated candidate for by-polls in Gaibandha-5 constituency Mahmud Hasan Ripon, among others, addressed the conference with district AL president Advocate Syed Shams-ul- Alam Hiru in the chair. AL district unit general secretary Abu Bakar Siddique moderated it.
Later, Abu Bakar Siddique and Mojammel Haque Mondal were elected as the president and general secretary of the district AL respectively.