PM insulted nation at UNGA: BNP

Staff Correspondent

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday alleged that the prime minister Sheikh Hasina in her address to the UN General Assembly had insulted the nation.
‘Her speech violated the manner of state diplomacy and civility,’ the BNP’s joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said at a press briefing in the party’s central office.
The prime minister on Friday in her address to the 68th session of the UNGA said the BNP during its 2001-2008 rule had unleashed terror outfits and anti-liberation forces that made attempts on her life several times.
Rizvi said the prime minister had made ‘false’ allegations against BNP in the international forum as she was in the ‘habit’ of delivering ‘hate speeches’ against the party.
He questioned why the prime minister was silent on the question of war crimes trial when she had formed ‘coalition’ with them in 1996-2001.
Referring to the killings during the Awami League’s rule, the BNP leader alleged that the ruling party was harbouring terrorists.
‘Who killed tailor Biswajit Ghosh? Who killed Baraigram upazila chairman Noor Hossain Babu in broad daylight? Why did not you (PM) name the terrorists in your speech?’
Rizvi said that while bringing ‘false’ allegations against the BNP, the prime minister had insulted the people of the country.
BNP’s finance secretary Abdus Salam, secretary of religious affairs Masud Ahmed Talukder and assistant office secretary Asadul Karim Shahin, among others, were present.

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