Historic Mujibnagar Day today

Staff Reporter :
Mujib nagar012_pic-9 (610 x 430)The nation observes historic Mujibnagar Day today in a befitting manner commemorating the formation of the provisional government in exile named “Mujibnagar Government” constituting Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the President during the War of Liberation in 1971.
On this day in 1971, the provisional Bangladesh government in exile named “Mujibnagar Government” was constituted with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the President, Syed Nazul Islam as vice president, Tajuddin Ahmed, Prime Minister, Khondokar Mostaque Ahmed, Foreign Minister, M Mansur Ali, Finance Minister and AHM Quamaruzzaman Home and Relief Minister. This core cabinet steered the liberation war to the victory on December 16 that year.
In the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was arrested after declaration of country’s independence on the night of March 25 and kept in a jail in the then West Pakistan during the whole period of liberation war, Syed Nazrul Islam was chosen as the acting president of the provisional Bangladesh government.
The Mujibnagar Govt led the war of liberation in 1971 and freed the country from the clutches of the Pakistani occupation forces on December 16 the same year fighting a nine-month-old war.