BNP to face new political crisis after 21 Aug verdict

first_imgObaidul Quader file photoAwami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will face a political crisis after the verdict of the 21 August grenade attack is announced as the BNP ‘is directly involved with the incident’.The road transport and bridges minister said this after paying homage to former Awami Mahila League president Ivy Rahman at the Banani graveyard.Ivy Rahman, also the wife of late Bangladesh president Zillur Rahman, was among the 24 killed in the attack.Obaidul Quader said BNP is trying to make a fuss as the verdict on the 21 August grenade attack case is nearing and they want to save the murderers.”The verdict will be announced soon. It makes everyone in the country happy except BNP men since they are behind this,” he said.Twenty-four people, including the then president of Awami Mahila League Ivy Rahman, were killed and over 500 others wounded in the gruesome attack on 21 August 2004 in front of Awami League central office on the Bangabandhu Avenue.Earlier on Tuesday, prime minister Sheikh Hasina also said there is no doubt that BNP, its chief Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman were involved in the brutal attack.last_img

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