Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Awami League President, Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her party did not refuse to acknowledge anybody’s contribution in the War of Liberation. “Although, the nation achieved its independence under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Awami League has never refused to acknowledge anyone’s contribution in the war,” she said.
The meeting was held to mark the historic Mujibnagar Day. The Awami League (AL) and its front organisations observe the Mujibnagar Day on April 17 every year since 1972. The Provisional Government of Bangladesh was formed and took oath on April 17, 1971 at the mango orchard at Baidynathtala a bordering village under Meherpur district. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was in Pakistani prison, was made the President of the Provisional Government, while Tajuddin Ahmed was elected as the Prime Minister and Syed Nazrul Islam the Acting President. The Provisional Government of Bangladesh was later known as the Mujibnagar Government and Badynathtala as Mujibnagar. Both were named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after the Liberation War.
Photo: Courtsey The New Nation, Bangladesh.