Dhaka – Leaders of the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, an ally of the ruling Awami League party, have urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to stop her party leaders’ remarks attacking the ally.
They made the call Tuesday, a day after AL general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam condemned the JSD role in the post-liberation Bangladesh, at a demonstration in Dhaka to keep the unity among the alliance members.
The JSD arranged the demonstration in front of Jatiya press club to protest a death threat served to party chief Hasanul Huq Inu, also the information minister in Hasina’s cabinet, by unknown people.
Responding to the remarks by Ashraful Islam, former vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Anwar Hossain said that such remarks will widen the gap among the alliance of the progressive forces.
“You need to stop your minister and it’s up to you whether you want the unity cemented or not,” Hossain told Hasina at the rally.
“You (Sheikh Hasina) are talking about unity and your party mates are ‘mud-slinging’, he said. “We cannot accept it.”
Ashraful Islam on Monday accused the JSD of creating an atmosphere for the assassination of Bangladesh’s founding president of architect of the country’s independence Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975.
General secretary of the left-leaning party, Shirin Akhter said that the comment by a senior ruling party leader came at a time when her party led by Hasanul Huq Inu had started campaign against the fanatics.
She accused Ashraful Islam of trying to break the unity among the progressive forces.
JSD vice president Shahidul Islam, Dhaka metropolitan co-ordinator Nurul Akter and joint general secretary Shawkat Raihan was also spoke on the occasion.
Referring to Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu, Ashraful Islam said that Awami League might have paid for indicting a minister from among those who tried to create divisions after the liberation of the coucntry.
Meanwhile, Jatiyo Party lawmaker Kazi Firoz Rashid on Tuesday’s parliament sitting accused JSD for murdering 2 million Awami League activists after the war of liberation.