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AL doesn’t believe in politics of killing: Tofail

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Staff reporter
Trashing BNP’s allegation that Awami League is a killer party, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said the ruling party is a democratic party as it always promotes democracy.
“Awami League doesn’t believe in the politics of killing…Awami League believes in democracy…Sheikh Hasina doesn’t believe in the politics of killing. If she does so, she could have annihilated the killers of Bangabandhu instead of holding their trial under the existing laws of land,” he said.
Tofail, also a member of Awami League advisory council, said this while addressing a photo exhibition program organized by Awami Jubo League at Shilpakala Academy in the city.
Earlier in the day at a press conference, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, “Awami League is a killer party and its president Sheikh Hasina is a killer, too. Her hands are stained with the blood of several hundred innocent youths of the country.”
Tofail said BNP’s plan, before the January-5 election, was to turn the country into Thailand with a view to destroying the country’s democracy. “The plan failed due to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s firmness.”
The veteran Awami League leader observed that BNP will not be able to wage any anti-government movement as they have got alienated from people.
Tofail Ahmed alleged that the August 21 grenade attack was carried out by the conspirators to complete their unfinished task.
“The defeated forces of the Liberation War killed Bangabandhu along with his most family members to take revenge. But Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana escaped it as they were abroad. “To finish the unfinished task, the August 21 grenade attack was carried out.”
The plan to conduct the grenade attack was taken at Hawa Bhaban, claimed the minister adding that the ‘Jodge Miah’ drama was staged to push the incident into another direction.
Awami Jubo League general secretary Harun-or-Rashid, among others, addressed the program held with its chairman Omar Faruk Chowdhury in the chair.