“I asked my pilot to let me drop into Bangladesh by parachute many times but he was not so willing.”
during his recent visit to Bangladesh.
"In all my travels I have never yet been received in a carpet of flowers like today," he told journalists.
“If the ministers and lawmakers eat up everything, what will be left for the other leaders and workers.”
CHOWDHURY TANVIR AHMED SIDDIQUI
standing committee member Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
“It is not logical that a militant's wife will have to face charge only because she is the wife of a militant.”
state minister for home affairs
about the trials of religious militants.
“There is no need for me to become prime minister but we need national reconciliation.”
whose party won the elections amidst a call for boycott
by the opposition parties.
“We cannot sit with Jamaat to discuss reforms.”
SAIFUDDIN AHMED MANIK
about the main opposition alliance's reluctance to Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to discuss electoral reform.
The JI actively opposed Bangladesh's independence; some of its leaders, including the incumbent Industries Minister Matiur Rahman Nizami, formed several paramilitia groups that carried out acts of genocide against innocent Bengalis during the country's liberation war in 1971.
“If the 14-party opposition can have their leaders in the committee, why can't we?”
ABDUL MANNAN BHUIYAN
BNP Secretary General.
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