Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said BNP has relied on Dr Yunus and took shelter on his issues after failing to create move-ment.
“The progress of a country does not happen by those persons who relied on others, do the politics of kill-ing and burning people alive and destroy public properties. The countrymen don’t believe the political party which was born with killing and blood,” he said.
The minister was uncovering the book ‘Bedonatur 1975 Auguster Shaheedder Alaekhya’, a research book of Dr Jebunnessa of Jahangirnagar University at the National Press Club.
Dr Hasan said, “With due respect to Dr Yunus, I would like to say that none is above the law whether he or she is a Nobel laureate or president or prime minister. Hussain Muhammad Ershad was in power for nine years in anyway. But he also served in jail, he added.
He said Begum Khaleda Zia was prime minister and she is also being punished. The trial of the US for-mer president Donald Trump is going on while many Nobel laureates have been tried and served in jail.
“Dr Yunus is a Nobel laureate. Is he above the law?” he posed a question.
The information minister said it is the misfortune of the nation that those who seized power through blood and formed political party and got some votes in the country. Even in 1970, some votes were cast against Awami League. Their generation remains till now, he added.
Dr Hasan said Ziaur Rahman formed his party after uniting all the persons who were anti-independent and reactionaries. Now his party is vocal and visited to the foreigners day and night, but there is no ben-efit to visiting foreigners as no one supports the caretaker government and neutral government, he point-ed out.
Dhaka University former vice chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique presided over the meet-ing.
Sultana Nadira, MP, AL Advisory Council Member Professor Farzana Islam, Professor Hashem Khan, martyr Colonel Jamil’s daughter Afroza Jamil, martyr Sheikh Russel’s classmate Professor Gitanjali Ba-rua, cultural personality M Hamid, JPC general secretary Shyamol Datta, and Bangladesh Asiatic Socie-ty President Mahfuza Khanam, among others, addressed the function while journalist Ihita Jalil conduct-ed it.