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Hanif: Top BNP leaders engaging in corruption

  • Published at 03:15 pm March 19th, 2019
Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif
File photo of Awami League's acting general secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif

He also said BNP had become a party of criminals

Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said BNP's grass roots leaders are resigning from the party due to the failure of central leaders and their corruption.

He made the remarks on Tuesday at an event marking the sixth death anniversary of former president Zillur Rahman, at Dhaka’s Bailey Road.

He said: “BNP's top leaders are engaged in corruption. They also have great failures. Grass roots leaders are resigning from their posts because of the central leaders’ corruption and failures.”

Saying that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman had destroyed Bangladesh’s election system, the senior Awami League leader said: “Like Ziaur Rahman, now BNP is also trying to destroy the election system through conspiracy.”

He also said: “BNP has become a party of criminals.”

Mohammed Zillur Rahman, former Awami League president, died on March 20, 2013.

He was Bangladesh’s third president, after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Ziaur Rahman, who died while still in office.

But he is the first president of Bangladesh who died of natural causes, not assassination.

Hanif expressed his gratitude to Zillur Rahman, saying that he saved Awami League during the 1/11 crisis when it’s president, Sheikh Hasina, was jailed.