PM: Zia considered AL as his main enemy

Zia grabbed the state power by violating the constitution, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said military dictator General Ziaur Rahman wanted to erase the name of Awami League after the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu as he [Zia] considered the party his main enemy.

The premier made the statement when leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies came to her Ganobhaban residence this morning on the occasion of her 33rd Homecoming Day, BSS reports.

“General Zia was appointed army chief by Khandakar Moshtaque and he was made the president and army chief simultaneously as he forced the then president Justice ASM Sayem to step down at gunpoint,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said: “After becoming president, Zia wanted to destroy the signs and spirit of the War of Liberation side by side with erasing the name of Awami League.”

Senior Awami League leaders including Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, Begum Matia Chowdhury, Obaidul Quader, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Advocate Sahara Khatun, Syed Ashraful Islam and PM’s Advisor HT Imam were present, among others.

The prime minister said Zia grabbed the state power by violating the constitution.

“The country witnessed frequent coups during his [Zia’s] rule and he killed sector commanders of the War of Liberation one after another,” she said.

Source: Dhaka Tribune


  1. Hasina is inventing things to discredit BNP in all fronts. She should be involved in giving security to the normal street people. Rather her Al and the other wings have been murdering and abducting people they do not like. Recent killing of the politicians in Narayanganj was done under the direction of her Presidium member Maya Choudhury and his son. They used RAB to kill for money. AL was always a party of thugs and this is their strength. Sheikh Mujib was the purveyor of thugs right from the India days till he died. AL since then kept that profile and is a terrorist organization if there is a proper investigation done on their leadership and thug leaders like Maya Choudhury. It is not going to happen and talking about it useless if the people do not rise up and finish AL forever. This woman is a psychopath and an impersonator. Bangladeshi people are stupid and they listen to her trash. She should be tried in the international court of justice for the atrocities she has committed under her command. She is given a boost by her sycophants who relentlessly keep bullshitting about her false glories and polishing her bad deeds into glittering diamonds. She is a criminal just like her party is.


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