RAB has arrested Maulana Rafiqul Islam Madani, popularly known as ‘Shishu Bakta’, on charges of provocative and arrogant remarks against the state and creating chaos. Major Raisul Azam, deputy director of RAB’s law and media branch, confirmed the matter.kalerkanthoMeanwhile, Allama Mamunul Haque, the joint secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam, posted a status on his Facebook ID on Wednesday afternoon demanding his release.”I have confirmed that Maulana Rafiqul Islam Madani is under the protection of RAB,” he wrote in the status quo. I demand his immediate release!Meanwhile, Azizul Haque, the organizing secretary of Hefazat-e-Islam, has demanded the release of Rafiqul Islam after his arrest.
When a section of the BNP has gone too far to push Jamaat away from the 20-party alliance, another section of the party has thwarted it; Such a situation has been going on in the BNP for several months. A decision taken at the last meeting of the BNP standing committee last Saturday was reported to have been thwarted. And the finger of blame is being raised against a member of the standing committee for this incident.
It is learned that in the wake of the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the deaths of several leaders, it was decided that the members of the 20-party alliance would issue separate statements from their positions. The main reason for such a decision was to separate or keep Jamaat out of the BNP’s program and thus gradually break the alliance and create a new context for greater unity. In a virtual meeting that day, the party’s acting chairman Tareq Rahman agreed on a strategy to keep Jamaat away. In his decision, several members of the standing committee said in the meeting, ‘Alhamdulillah. In that case, the work is done. ‘
But on Saturday, March 26, the joint statement of the 20-party alliance was sent to the media. This means that Jamaat is in the BNP-led alliance. The statement was signed by BNP standing committee member and coordinator of the 20-party alliance Nazrul Islam Khan. Not only that, he sent the statement to the BNP’s party pad. It is learned that the BNP has been fighting over the issue for two days. Because almost all the members of the standing committee were upset to see the statement in the media on Sunday. The matter was immediately reported to Tareq Rahman in London. He asked BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and several senior members to resolve the situation knowing the incident properly. He also told several members that it was completely against the party. It is learned that Tareq Rahman also raised such a question while talking to the leaders about who he would trust if the senior leaders acted outside the party’s decision.
Meanwhile, senior leaders in Dhaka expressed their anger over the incident during a telephone conversation on Sunday. Some even say that if the decision of the highest policy-making forum of the party is reversed in this way, what is the benefit of discussion or politics! Several leaders informed Tarique Rahman and party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul about the matter. However, sources close to Fakhrul said that he was as surprised and embarrassed as others.
However, Mirza Fakhrul did not agree to speak to Kaler Kantha on the issue for fear of creating division within the party due to the presence of the secretary general. Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, members of the party’s standing committee, refused to speak for the same reason. However, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, a member of the standing committee, admitted, “It was decided to issue a separate statement from the 20-party alliance in protest of the killings.” If given in that way, more parties and statements would be published by everyone. But Nazrul Bhai may not have been able to organize. ‘Another leader of the party said on condition of anonymity,’ Nazrul Islam Khan has some technicalities in that incident. He also has to manage in various ways. ‘
However, Nazrul Islam Khan avoided the question of how the joint statement went to the media outside the decision of the standing committee. “Any decision taken by the party is communicated to the media by the party,” he told Kaler Kantha on Monday evening. Personally, I can’t say. ‘
On the contrary, he said, “The decision to issue a separate statement was taken by the 20-party alliance. Didn’t. And if I am in the BNP standing committee, I will not be able to say that. ‘After trying at least 10 times in two days on Sunday and Monday, it was possible to talk to Nazrul Islam Khan. He also questioned why the journalists are writing these things with such enthusiasm.
It is learned that Nazrul Islam Khan talked to the members of the 20-party alliance and took their opinion only about the statement. He did not say anything to anyone separately. It is learned that Nazrul Islam Khan took the decision to issue a joint statement alone. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion inside and outside the BNP about his ‘special weakness’ regarding Jamaat.
LDP secretary general Redwan Ahmed, a partner in the alliance, told Kaler Kanth, “Nazrul Islam Khan has only called and commented on the statement. We don’t know if it is individually or collectively. ”
Jamaat-e-Islami’s assistant secretary general Abdul Halim told Kaler Kanth, “We are aware of the 20-party statement. Nothing more is known than this. ‘
Although the BNP did not support the strike called by Hefazat, the Jamaat-e-Islami gave moral support. The BNP is also discussing this separate position of Jamaat.
Earlier in January, the BNP decided to hold a separate program at a meeting of the standing committee, but in the end it turned out to be futile. On January 14, Nazrul Islam Khan suddenly organized a memorial meeting in Dhaka with some allies of the 20-party alliance including Jamaat. It is learned that there was still a negative reaction in the BNP. Some, however, suspected that Tareq Rahman may have consented to his arrangement. In the meeting held under his chairmanship, Jamaat Secretary General Mia Golam Parwar referred to Bangabandhu as the architect of independence.