Dhaka, Bangladesh
'Bangabandhu served jail for 4,682 days for independence'

'Bangabandhu served jail for 4,682 days for independence'

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman served jail for 4,682 days for independence of the country as well as the freedom of Bangalee nation, reports BSS. "Bangabandhu inspired and gave the leadership to the Bangalee nation for independence of Bangladesh," he told a discussion as the chief guest at Jatiya Press Club in the city. Jatiya Press Club organised the discussion titled "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: National and International Conspiracy" on the occasion of the 42nd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day. Prime Minister's Media Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar, Awami League Advisory Council Member Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, former state minister for information Professor Abu Sayeed, ex-DUCSU vice-president Mahfuza Khanam, vice president of the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) and acting editor of the Daily Jugantar Saiful Alam, vice president of the JPC Azizul Islam Bhuiyan, president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Manzurul Ahsan Bulbul and general secretary of the JPC Farida Yeasmin also spoke at the discussion. JPC President Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman chaired the discussion. Tofail, also an Awami League Advisory Council member, said Bangabandhu used to think everybody as his family member and he never believed that conspiracy would be hatched against him. "His popularity reached at unlimited stage and for that reason he fell into the heinous conspiracy from home and abroad," the minister said. Tofail said that the Father of the Nation struggled throughout his life for the welfare of the Bangalee nation. "The vested quarter at home and abroad who could not accept Bangladesh's independence started conspiracy and killed Bangabandhu and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15", he said.

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