Politics will be free of militants, zealots, bigots: Inu

DHAKA – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said today that the country’s politics would be free of militants, zealots and bigots, reports BSS.

He was speaking at a seminar on “Current Politics” organized by the Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF) at the National Press Club.

Explaining further, the minister, said many people were skeptical when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took up the war crimes’ trial, but she has done it despite the doubts.

It is the same regarding militants, zealots and bigots like the “Tamarind hujurs” and “Fire arsonists”, he said. They, too, would be taken to task and the country would be made free of them, he added.

Regarding Khaleda Zia, he said, she was our ally in the democratic struggle in the ’80s and she did not have to carry the liability of illegal seizure of power or military rule of her husband. But she cried in court and justified all that and more.

Inu said sustainable politics was a precondition for sustainable economic development.

“I want a country free of militants, zealots and bigots. So that the future generation could live in peace and prosperity,” he said.

He further said that the challenges of the current situation were to free the country of militants, zealots and bigots and that no amount of pleading would legitimize them in a democracy. “Khaleda was trying to do just that by forming an alliance with them,” he said.

“We’ve to repeat the message as Bangladesh was a new democracy,” the minister said.

He said that holding an election on time, freeing the country of militants, zealots and bigots and ending the “musical chair” game of Freedom Fighters and Razakars had to end if there was to be endurable peace in the country.

“I ask why Razakars in free Bangladesh; Why poverty in a free country,” he said.