Muktijoddha Supreme Command Council on Thursday described the pledges made in BNP’s Vision 2030 as ‘hollow’ saying that it is an attempt to mislead the nation since most of the initiatives promised in the document has already been taken by the incumbent government.
“They (BNP) made an effort to mislead the nation making a gimmick with some cheap and hollow promises for the freedom fighters in their Vision 2030,” Muktijoddha Supreme Command Council convener and former secretary to the government Md Rashidul Islam told a media briefing at the Jatiya Press Club in the city.
Reading out a written statement in presence of several other leaders of the Council, Islam said: “The facilities which have been promised in BNP’s Vision 2030, has already been implemented by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government.” He said the BNP pledged to appoint freedom fighters to run the Freedom Fighter’s Welfare Trust and welfare institutions, if they came to power but the fact remained that “freedom fighter officers and employees were fired from these institutions without any reason”.
Freedom fighters Mahbub Uddin, Bir Bikram, former chairman of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Kendriya Command Council Principal Abdul Ahad Chowdhury, KM Farhad Hossain, Mohammad Abdul Haque, Altab Hossain Mollah, Salauddin and Minhaj Uddin were present on the occasion, among others.
“Sheikh Hasina’s government has recognized war heroines as freedom fighters. Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly to meet the fundamental rights of freedom fighter,” the freedom fighter said.