Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Wednesday said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia should not talk about dialogue until she apologises to the nation for burning people to death in the name of movement.
The ruling party leader was addressing a press briefing after a joint meeting with the party’s associate bodies at the AL president’s Dhanmondi political office in the city.
The meeting, presided over by AL presidium member Obaidul Quader, decided to shift the Suhrawardy Udyan rally, marking the homecoming day of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to January 11 from January 10 due to Biswa Ijtema.
“Now, she’s talking about dialogue and peace. But, she has not yet apologised to the family members of those killed during the so-called movement. She should have begged the nation’s pardon as people don’t like to hold talks with the killers,” he said.
Addressing a public rally on Tuesday, Khaleda Zia urged the government to engage in talks to find out a solution to the country’s problems and restore democracy.
About the Jamaat’s January-7 hartal protesting the Supreme Court verdict upholding the death sentence of its chief Matiur Rahman Nizami for his war crimes, Hanif said people as well as the government would not tolerate any subversive acts to save war criminals, according to UNB. -Mithun