Published:  07:24 PM, 09 September 2019

BNP supported Ershad’s government: Hasan Mahmud

BNP supported Ershad’s government: Hasan Mahmud


Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia supported the government of HM Ershad in 1982 and took various facilities from it.

“Begum Khaleda Zia took two homes and Tk 10 lakh from Ershad. If she had not accepted the government, why did she avail of the facilities?” he said.

Hasan Mahmud was speaking at a press briefing before attending a meeting of the “National Implementation Committee for Celebration of Bangabandhu's Birth Centenary”.

He said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir got angered and is telling lies after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina disclosed the unpleasant truth in parliament. 

“BNP leaders are doing politics with Khaleda’s health. They’re defaming Begum Khaleda and exposing their political bankruptcy through it,” the minister said.

He also alleged that Ziaur Rahman and Khaleda Zia not only gave shelter to Bangabandhu’s killers but also established them politically. “BNP helped them go abroad. Even they gave them jobs in foreign embassies. Ziaur Rahman passed the indemnity bill in parliament halting the path of trial of the killers.”

The minister said Khaleda provided the killers with the scope to hoist national flag on their cars. 

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