Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that the yet-to-be-executed killers and conspirators involved in the August 15 massacre of 1975 are still working to oust her government as the country heading towards another national election.
“They are still continuing their conspiracies. I know all of them (conspirators),” she said, adding she has all the information about who is doing what.
The premier said this while the newly elected board members of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society paid a courtesy call on her at her official residence Ganabhaban.
She mentioned that the conspirators were out on their mission before 2014 and 2018 elections. “Now that the next election is coming nearer they are very much active.”
Hasina wondered how the conspirators would gain by ousting her government. But one thing, she said, is certain that the people will be the sufferers.
She recalled the brutal killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most members of his family on August 15, 1975.
“The killers even did not spare Russel (her 10-year-old brother),” she said in an emotion-choked voice.
“How could they do this!,” she said expressing her utter disbelief.
She said that killers Noor, Dalim, Ziaur Rahman and Khandaker Mustaque used to frequent the residence of Bangabandhu at 32 No Dhanmondi.
“They killed my father, mother and other close relatives. By this killing they could not bring any welfare for the country and its people, rather the condition of mass people plunged into a dark era,” she said.
Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana survived the carnage as they were abroad at that time.
The PM said she is one of the family members still “alive and in power.”
She explained why the conspirators are still active against her.
“Many don’t like that I’m attaining success for the country and have elevated Bangladesh’s status as a developing nation,” she said. “I know that they are very much vibrant in their activities,” she added.