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AL govt established edn as a right: Matia

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Staff reporter Claiming that only the Awami League government has established education as a right, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Sunday said criticisms of the education system do not go with those who did not do anything for it. “Mistakes might happen while working. However, if there’s any mistake, there’s a way to correct it. The criticisms of the education sector do not suit those who didn’t do anything for it,” she said pointing to BNP. Matia Chowdhury, also an Awami League presidium member, was addressing a commemorating discussion on two former presidents of Ganatantri Party -- Ahmadul Kabir and Nurul Islam. Ganatantry Party organized the program at the National Press Club. The minister also claimed that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman had introduced a filthy politics in the country through bringing Ghulam Azam back home from Pakistan with a Pakistan passport. “This also gave rise to militancy.” She also blamed Ziaur Rahman for the current situation of the country’s student politics. Speaking on the occasion, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon expressed the determination that the ongoing war crimes trial must continue despite mounting pressure from abroad. NAP president Pankaj Bhattacharya and general secretary of Ganatantry Party Nurur Rahman Selim, among others, spoke on the occasion with Ganatanry presidium member Engineer Kamrul Ahsan Khan in the chair.