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PM slams Khaleda for destroying dignity of Martyrs

22 Feb, 2017 19:21:06

Staff Correspondent:Coming down heavily on Begum Khaleda Zia and her party colleagues for stepping onto the main platform at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay homage to language martyrs, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said through this misdeed, they annihilated the dignity of the Shaheed Dibosh.

"They made money and owned property through committing plundering and corruption, snatching food from the mouth of the poor and playing ducks and drakes with their fate. So how they would show tributes to our culture, language, tradition and the great victory of the Liberation War?" she questioned.

"There is no place for independent Bangladesh in their mind as it remains in Pakistan, 1200 miles away from Bangladesh. That's why they get up onto the altar of Shaheed Minar and they don't know where the wreaths are placed," she added.

The premier was speaking in a discussion in the Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh auditorium at Farmgate in the city here this afternoon. Bangladesh Awami League organized the discussion on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day.

Deputy Leader of the House and Senior AL Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, AL Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed, Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury and Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, former Bangla Academy director general Dr Syed Anwar Hossain, drama personality Ramendu Mazumdar and ex-principal of Badrunnesa Girls' College Merina Jahan took part in the discussion, while eminent Poet Nirmalendu Goon recited a poem on the occasion.

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