BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Friday said that the August-21 incident was not limited to a big plot to assassinate Hasina (current PM). This incident was mainly used as a political weapon to bury the leadership of the nationalist forces.
Speaking at a milad mahfil-cum discussion, the BNP leader said, “The real culprits are still alive and safe. They’re there both in the country and outside of it, and there’s no reason for the government’s intelligence agencies to be unaware of that. Since it’s a matter of political calculation, the facts will never come out.”
He said the entire politics has been endangered with an effort to suppress the truth with lies regarding the incident. “The August-21 incident could be an arrangement for bringing the 1/11 (army-backed) like regime.”
The BNP leader also said BNP and its chairperson Khaled Zia have become the victims of 1/11 while Awami League and Sheikh Hasina are beneficiaries of it.
Dhaka district unit BNP arranged the programme in memory of its former president and party vice-chairman Abdul Mannan who died on August 4 last at a city hospital, reports UNB.
Gayeshwar, a BNP standing committee member, said the August-21 incident was aimed at making the state and the then government unstable and embarrassed.
He said had Khaleda and Tarique been involved in the incident, people would have unseated them from power at that time. “But not a leaf even moved and there was no voice from people as they could realise that such misdeed couldn’t be committed by a democratic government.”