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Fakhrul blaming India over MP’s death not justified: Quader

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Published: 21:23, 22 May 2024

Fakhrul blaming India over MP’s death not justified: Quader

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Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday (22 May) said there is still confusion over the disappearance of the Jhenaidah-4 constituency MP, who was brutally killed in Kolkata, India. In this situation, he said the BNP secretary general's statement blaming a friendly country is not justified.

He said this at a meeting at the Awami League central office at Bangabandhu Avenue. Awami League's Cultural Affairs Sub-Committee organized the meeting titled 'Progress of Smart Bangladesh, Rich in Cultural Diversity'.

“India is our friend, it is okay. When an MP goes for treatment, he does not inform the Indian government. And the security issue is seen only if the appropriate authorities are informed," he said.

“But if they are an enemy state, how can Salahuddin, your MP be safe for so long? No one killed him, no life was lost. Why are you slandering a friendly country? It is not appropriate to make such a statement,” the AL leader also said.

“The Awami League government does not bother about the sanctions imposed by those who deny Israel's genocide in Gaza. Those who are killing 35,500 people indiscriminately by bombing and shooting them indiscriminately. What Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is doing now is worse than Hitler. Isn't it genocide to target and kill children? The President of the United States says that Israel did not commit genocide,” the minister said.

“Those who deny genocide and give us sanctions or visa policies, we don’t care about them. The army follows its rules. Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina is not the person to spare anyone who commits a crime,” he added.

Awami League Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, State Minister for Cultural Affairs Nahid Izhar Khan, former state minister KM Khalid, film actor Ferdous and other members of the sub-committee were present at the meeting.