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Gayeshwar: Ziaur Rahman can't be erased from history of Bangladesh

  • ‘Ziaur Rahman was not reader of War of Independence script but announcer’
  • ‘Making Bangabandhu great is not possible by undermining Zia’
Update : 29 Mar 2024, 06:14 PM

BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy said on Friday that the history of Bangladesh can't be written without Ziaur Rahman, founder of the opposition party.

“The history of Bangladesh without Zia will not be complete, as he has taken a place in history for his contribution and work for the nation," he said.

Gayeshwar said this at a discussion titled “Ziaur Rahman’s Role in the War of Independence and Today's Bangladesh” at the Jatiya Press Club.

The BNP leader said Zia's life and his contribution to the country can't be discussed in one or two hours. His dedication to the country was unprecedented.

“Ziaur Rahman's name and fame in the country are well known. He remains permanently in the hearts of the people for his work, which will never fade and is not possible to be wiped out by anyone," the BNP leader said.

Gayeshwar said how brave Major Zia was as a medium-range army officer as he revolted against a powerful regular Pakistani army. There is not a single person in the Awami League who understands Major Zia’s courage.

Ziaur Rahman was not the reader of the War of Independence script but the announcer, and he called upon the masses to join the liberation war, he added.

“Making Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman great is not possible by undermining Ziaur Rahman. No one in the country uses unpleasant words about Bagnabandhu," said Gayeshwar.

When people in the country were awaiting to join the war of independence, Ziaur Rahman's declaration influenced them, and they participated, he added.

Gayeshwar said Zia could understand the people's language and minds.

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