Vol. 5 Num 289 Sun. March 20, 2005  

Unite to press for reform in caretaker system
Inu calls upon pro-liberation parties in Rangpur

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President Hasanul Hoque Inu yesterday called upon pro-liberation political parties to intensify the agitation to compel the

government to reform caretaker government laws to ensure fare and free election.

The head of government is trying to divert people's attention from the issue by saying that some foreign countries are trying to interfere in Bangladesh's internal affairs.

The government is vehemently opposing proposals for reform in the caretaker system. This proved they are conspiring to cling to power anyhow. If they really want a fair election, they must agree to the reform proposals, he told a big public meeting at Jahaj Company point in the town. The government is leading the country towards a confrontational politics, which may make the next general election uncertain, said.

He earlier addressed two meetings Mithapukur and Maderganj.

Such abrupt statements on so-called foreign interference has raised questions among the people, Inu said.

"How they can raise the question after coming to power through conspiracy with some foreign countries?"

Inu bitterly criticised the government for price hike of essentials, law and order situation and alleged corruption by the ruling party men.

"This government has closed down many industries and mills including the Adamji Jute Mills to open Bangladesh's market for foreign goods.

He also criticised the government for signing the TIFA and SOFA accords.

He alleged that the government is also sheltering so-called Islamists who are actually doing harm to the religion. "They have declared that they will bring about an Islamic revolution in the country but the government do not take any step against them", Inu said.

None of criminals behind bomb and grenade blasts have been caught because the government is sheltering them, he alleged.

Those who spoke at the meetings included JSD Joint Secretary Najmul Hoque Prodhan, Organizing Secretary Rezaul Karim and party leaders Karim Shikder, Dr. Ekramul Hoque Swapan and Sakwat Ranga.

A partial view of the crowd at the public meeting addressed by JSD President Hasanul Hoque Inu at Rangpur town yesterday. PHOTO: STAR