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AK Khandker unmasked AL failures during LW: BNP

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Staff Reporter
Sharply criticizing Awami League for its role during the Liberation War, BNP senior leader MK Anwar on Saturday said AK Khandker has revealed the historical truth that the party did not take the leadership during the war but ‘killed thousands of freedom fighters’.
“AK Khandker has unmasked the failures of the Awami League leadership during the Liberation War. It’s a document as we’ve been claiming for the last 42 years that Ziaur Rahman proclaimed independence,” he said.
Anwar, also a former minister, made the remarks while addressing a discussion at the National Press Club.
Jatiyatabadi Sechhashebak Dal arranged the program marking the 7th ‘Jail Release Day’ of BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, living in England since 2008.
Referring to the recent book written by AK Khandker, titled ‘1971: Bhetore Baire’, BNP stalwart said the Awami League had no preparation for the war of independence, he said. How can the party now claim that it had led the war of independence?” he questioned.
The party that killed thousands of freedom fighters has no authority to put freedom fighter like AK Khandker in the dock, he said.
Anwar further alleged, “In fact, there is no functional government and democracy in the country other than corruption and terrorism.”
He hoped that BNP will be able to topple the Sheikh Hasina government as per its deadline.
Chaired by Sechhashebak Dal president Habibunnabi Khan Sohel, the program was also addressed by journalist Shawkat Mahmud.

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