A Bangladesh free of discrimination has not yet been formed: GM Quader

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader has said that even though 50 years have passed since the victory, a non-discriminatory Bangladesh has not been formed yet.

“Today we are celebrating the golden jubilee of independence,” he said. But for the purpose for which 3 million people of our country gave their lives, 2 million mothers and sisters lost their dignity, have we been able to fulfill their expectations?

GM Quader said this while addressing a rally of the Jatiya Party at Jurain Rail Gate in Dhaka on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of victory in the war of liberation.

The Jatiya Party chairman said, “We have been discriminated against in various ways by West Pakistan.” The Bengali nation could not accept it. But after 50 years of independence, are we seeing an end to inequality in West Pakistani style? Inequality in our country has not been eliminated.

GM Quader, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, alleged that all the governments that came after the Jatiya Party lost power were partisan. Now the Jatiya Party is facing various obstacles in taking part in the elections.

He further said that this is the UP election and by-election of the National Assembly, others are not participating here, we are participating in these elections. But our candidates are not being allowed to stand, they are being tortured in various ways.

GM Quader said, “In Sirajganj, our candidate has been beaten and his clothes have been torn.” We have received news that one of our candidates has been pressured to withdraw his nomination.

He said that there is inequality between rich and poor. You see a class of people smuggling thousands of crores of rupees abroad, creating mountains of wealth at home and abroad. And in this country poor people do not eat, unemployment problem is increasing day by day. Electricity, gas, and water bills are being increased. So many people have given their lives for freedom, we have not got the benefits.

Jatiya Party Co-Chairman Abu Hossain Babla presided over the meeting while party presidium member Saifuddin Ahmed Milon and Dhaka Metropolitan General Secretary Zahirul Alam Rubel addressed the gathering.