Dhaka, Nov 3 (UNB) – Calling upon all to consolidate the national unity, Jatiya Oikyafront Chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday warned that no one will be able to suppress the country’s people and annihilate democracy.
“Repeated attempts had been made over the last 47 years to destroy democracy, but no one could do it. I recall all that …no one had been able to destroy democracy and won’t be able to do it in the future, too,” he said.
Speaking at a discussion, Dr Kamal further said, “If anyone thinks we’re hapless people and they can rule us and exploit us as per their whim, they are wrong. The Banglaee nation proved it during the 1971 and also after 1975 that those who deceived them they had to pay a heavy price for such mistakes.”
He also warned that no one can suppress the Bangalees who defeated the Pakistani occupation forces and forced them to surrender to them.
Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) arranged the programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh marking the Jail Killing Day commemorating the assassinations of four national leaders inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975.
As per the constitution signed by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Dr Kamal said people are the owner of the country. “The owners have the right and some responsibilities as well. We can’t sacrifice the national interests to protect any party or individual’s interests.”
Mentioning that the national will observe the 50th anniversary of its birth three years later, he called upon all to get united to complete the unfinished tasks of Bangabandhu and materialise the dreams of freedom fighters.
Kamal Hossain hoped that KSJL president Abdul Kader Siddiqui will be there with Oikyafront with the goal of building the country as dreamt by freedom fighters.
Speaking at the programme, Kader Siddiqui praised the leadership of Kamal and said the Oikyafront has already achieved its victory after forcing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to hold talks with its leaders. “Kamal Hossain is now the top most leader of the Oikyafront. I think he is also now unofficially the main leader of the entire nation.”
He said it was true that Kamal Hossain could not win any polls barely 12 or three days back. “But now he can win the election from any seat of the country.”
Kader Siddiqui also said Awami League will not even get 19 seats if any fair election is held in the country.
He also said now the government is not in a good position as it was forced to sit with BNP leader in talks though they had been saying they smelled the odour of ‘burn bodies’ from them.
Kader Siddiqui said Bikolpa Dhara President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury was supposed to join the programme, but he finally declined to be present here as Kamal Hossain was made the chief guest.