MNA National Desk: Syed Ashraf, the general secretary of the ruling party, advised the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders and campaigners while requesting them to learn from history and stay away from the ‘reckless’ JSD (Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal).
He made this statement at the ‘Extended meetings and Workshops of BCL-2016’ at the Dhaka University’s TSC auditorium, on Monday.
Islam also said that the Awami League government will have to compensate as long as it exists for making a government minister out of a leader of JSD.
He also told, “JSD was formed in the name of scientific socialism after separating from Chhatra League. JSD’s so-called scientific socialists then took the spirit of the Liberation War to a completely different direction.”
“The Liberation War is a part of our history. But JSD tried to make it controversial. They tried to break apart the country before Bangabandhu could return home.” He further added
“If they had not created the environment to assassinate Bangabandhu, Bangladesh would have been a very different Bangladesh,” said the public administration minister, who is the son of Sheikh Mujib’s close associate Syed Nazul Islam who was killed in 1975.
JSD had left Awami League’s side and divergent the government led by Bangabandhu after the Liberation War and this change of sides was much critiqued by the all classes of people. But then again it linked the Awami League-led alliance in the 1980s and is still an associate of the existing 14-Party alliance.
JSD Chief Hasanul Haq Inu is presently serving as the information minister in ruling Awami League Chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Cabinet for the second succeeding period.
Syed Ashraf claimed, “The country would have progressed economically earlier if Bangabandhu had remained alive. But this couldn’t be made possible because of the reckless (JSD leaders). One of them has also been made a minister, and the Awami League will have to atone for this as long as it exists.”
Responding to this statement, Inu on Monday told to media that he was so far to look into what Syed Ashraf had said. Inu said he might reply on Tuesday after observing into the matter.
In August last year, Awami League Presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim also alleged JSD for generating the ground for Bangabandhu’s killing.
Answering to that, Inu had insisted them not to dig too much into the past and said, “Many steps need to be taken to move forward…History will decide what was right or wrong.”
“The Awami League and JSD are united on principle. We are together in movements, in the elections and in the government,” he said.