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Progress stopped after Bangabandhu’s murder: PM

MNA National Desk: Ruling Bangladesh Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday has said that the 1975 murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led to Bangladesh being overwhelmed in a political conspiracy that stopped progress.

She made the remark at a rally in Suhrawardy Udyan for honoring the homecoming of the nation’s father.

“If Bangabandhu was alive, Bangladesh would have become a developed nation in 25-30 years, and everyone could have lived in peace and harmony with progress,” she said.

PM arrived at the public rally premises at 3:25pm. Senior Awami League officials took the stage along with her.

She also said the trial of her arch-enemy Khaleda Zia will one day be held in ‘people’s court’ for “patronizing war criminals, militants and terrorists”, reported news agency.

“The people of the country will put them on trial someday….their trial will be held in ‘people’s court’,” she added.

Hasina mentioned that Khaleda had made “war criminals” her ministers, but those “war criminals” were later awarded capital punishment for their crimes against humanity during the liberation war.

After noon, Awami League activists began marching towards Suhrawardy Udyan with flags and banners from various parts of the capital for the rally.

AL leaders Sajeda Chowdhury, Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Mohammad Nasim, Matia Chowdhury, Bahauddin Nasim, Sujit Roy Nandi, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq and Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokan also spoke at the rally.

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