HISTORY IS THE NEW BATTLEGROUND


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HISTORY IS THE NEW BATTLEGROUND

15editoped1Subir Bhaumik

A furious war of words continues between the BNP and the Awami League, with each contesting the other’s version of history

Ziaur Rahman was the first president of Bangladesh, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman an “illegal prime minister” — with an Awami League government in power since January 2009, such claims sound like blasphemy. But this is exactly what the senior vice-chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Tarique Rahman, wants all to believe. He is the eldest son of the late General Ziaur Rahman, the country’s first military dictator, and his widow, Begum Khaleda Zia, now the BNP chairperson. He emerged as the real centre of power during his mother’s last term as prime minister between 2001-2006, although controversies over his reported excesses continue to be a talking point.

For the last six years, however, Tarique has been living in London since he was…

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One Response to HISTORY IS THE NEW BATTLEGROUND

  1. Enayet Mowla says:

    I believe that two sensible people at the opposite ends of a table can agree upon something and I do believe that honestly. But it is people like this Tareq jumping around brandishing a borrowed sword and claiming impossible claims, there can never be any solution, not ever.

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