Veteran politician Abdur Razzak remembered

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DHAKA Dec 23, 2019 (BSS) – Speakers at a discussion here today said former Awami League (AL) general secretary Abdur Razzak was an honest and dedicated politician who played vital role in every transitional period of the Bengalee nation through his entire life.

They came up with the remarks while addressing a mourning discussion organised by ‘Abdur Razzak Smriti Parisad’ to mark his eighth death anniversary at Dhaka University TSC Auditorium in the evening.

Vice Chancellor of World University of Bangladesh Professor Abdul Mannan Choudhury chaired the discussion meeting.

“Abdur Razzak led Chhatra League following the ideology of Bangabandhu. As Awami League general secretary, he also followed the ideology of Bangabandhu and led party leaders-workers in all movements including the anti-autocracy movement,” said AL advisory committee member Amir Hossain Amu.

He said Razzak was a good organizer and activist-friendly leader and for this reason he was made Chief of Awami Volunteer Core during the Liberation War.

“Today’s youngsters should have to know about the life and works of this dedicated leader . . . you (young leaders) must know about the way Razzak did politics for the welfare of the people,” said the senior AL leader.

Tofail Ahmed said Abdur Razzak became a frontline organizer of AL after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 and as a close aide of Bangabandhu, he followed the ideal and works of Bangabandhu throughout his life.

“Razzak was an honest leader who was respected by all for his good behavior . . . students were attracted to him because of his personality and good behaviors, said Tofail.

Former Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said Abdur Razzak had played a key role in organising the Liberation War as a leader of the then AL and its student wing Chhatra League. Abdur Razzak had worked for establishing the rights of the people until his death, he added.

Razzak was a progressive political thinker who always tried to remove discrimination and to establish equality in all spare of the society, said the JaSaD president.

Bahalul Majnu Chunnu, chief editor of private television channel ‘Ekattor TV’ Mozammel Haque Babu, Mukul Bose, Abdur Razzak’s son Nahim Razzak, MP, and president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Al-Nahean Khan Joy also spoke at the memorial discussion.