Tarique Rahman began work on ‘Digital Bangladesh’ in 2001: Fakhrul

Showers praises on party acting chairman on birthday

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:29, Nov 19,2019


Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that the party acting chairman Tarique Rahman began the works of Digital Bangladesh in 2001, much before the government claimed their success in this field.

‘Nowadays, we hear the word “digital Bangladesh”. The ruling party claim that they, especially the prime minister’s (Sheikh Hasina) son (Sajeeb Wazed Joy), had advanced it most. But, Tarique Rahman began this. He began this in 2001,’ Fakhrul said while addressing a discussion marking Tarique Rahman’s 54th birth anniversary.

Bangladesh Chhatra Forum and Uttaranchal Chhatra Forum organised the discussion at Supreme Court Bar auditorium.

‘Tarique Rahman made database by storing each and every information in computer….. All those were destroyed through 1/11 conspiracy,’ he said.

He hailed the leadership of Tarique Rahman, saying that he had ‘breathed a new life’ into the party.

He congratulated Tarique on the eve of his birthday and wished him long life. ‘We take a vow on this day to free our leader Khaleda Zia and restore democracy at any cost.’

The BNP leader alleged that the government did not find any involvement of Tarique in corruption despite its frantic efforts over a decade. ‘But he was convicted in false cases forcibly. Our leader Khaleda Zia has also been kept in jail the same way.’

He called upon party leaders and activists to get united under the leadership of Tarique to establish a pro-people government by ousting the current autocratic and repressive one.

Tarique, born on November 20, 1965, has been working as party acting chairman since his mother and party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s imprisonment on February 8, 2018.

On September 11, 2008, Tarique Rahman went to London for treatment, and he has been living with his family there since then.

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