“The government has targeted Jamaat to split the (BNP-led) 18-Party Alliance. But this will not work. No one can split the 18-Party Alliance,” the BNP leader said.
He further said: “The Jamaat is called war criminal when the party joins us (BNP), but the party isn’t call war criminal when it joins the Awami League. When the Awami League in association with the Jamaat waged movement (against the BNP government) in 1996 and took part in (autocratic ruler) HM Ershad’s one-party election (in 1997), they (Jamaat) weren’t called war criminals.”