Swechchhasebok Dal leader’s ‘threat’ to PM sparks social media anger

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A recent veiled ‘threat’ by BNP Volunteer Front leader Abdul Qader Bhuiyan to stage a 1975 rehearsal ostensibly against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has caused a social media storm with a number of pro-Liberation activists who lamented the statement as a pointer to a greater purpose. to stir up unrest ahead of the inauguration of the highly anticipated Padma Bridge.

While top BNP leaders were reportedly reluctant to apologize for the “violent threat”, a number of Awami League activists also spoke of the involvement of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman in the assassination of Father de the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Nation who wiped out almost all of his family members on August 15, 1975.

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A former chairman of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, Abdul is the current Secretary General of the Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebok Dal Party Volunteer Front.

In the aftermath, when officially tipped off by a junior officer about the massacre by a group of disgruntled army officers, Zia replied “and so, the vice president is here”, as evidenced by a report by BBC Bangla, AL activists said.

Citing the report, several activists took to social media, primarily Facebook, alleging the BNP’s long track record of cruelty to root out its rivals.

In reference to a number of assassination attempts against Bangabandhu-Sheikh Hasina’s daughter, some Facebook posts have referred to the involvement of Tarique Rahman, now the party’s acting chairman, behind the horrific grenade attack. against Hasina in 2004.

A court order convicted Tareq and his cronies, including some radical elements behind the evil plot.

‘Like father, like son,’ reads an article elaborating Zia’s case on the infamous compensation order to protect the Bangabahdu killers and later how the grenade attackers were allowed safe passage on demand of Tareq, eldest son of Zia, from the country in 2004 when the BNP was in power.

Meanwhile, sounding the alarm at the statement, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader also issued warnings urging party leaders to remain vigilant against such attempts.

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