Govt hatches conspiracy to relocate Zia’s grave: Fakhrul

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Dhaka, December 2: BNP has alleged that the government has started hatching a conspiracy to relocate the grave of late President Ziaur Rahman.

“The government has started hatching a conspiracy to relocate Ziaur Rahman’s grave,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir after paying tribute to the former president at his grave in Dhaka on Friday.

“The government is trying very consciously to erase the names of main heroes of the liberation war, particularly Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman, who had proclaimed the War of Independence. But, it would never be possible to erase his name from the hearts of people of Bangladesh,” he said at the founding anniversary of Jatiyatabadi Muktijuddher Projonmo Dal.

The BNP leader observed that bringing the original design of Jatiya Sangsad prepared by Louis I Khan by the government suddenly was nothing but a ‘conspiracy’ which aimed at erasing Ziaur Rahman’s name. “But, it would never be successful,” he said.

In 1973, Kahn designed the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, built on 200 acres of land, which is a part of an 800-acre citadel of 1600-acre capitol complex in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

Criticising the role of the present Election Commission, he said BNP does not believe that fair and free election is possible under the present EC. “Therefore, we are demanding Army deployment during the upcoming Narayanganj City Corporation election,” he added.

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