Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq today said BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman instigated the students those raised the anti-quota protest.
"There was clear evidence that the movement was patronized by others. Tarique tried to turn the anti-quota protest into a movement to free BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia," the minister said.
He came up with the observations while addressing a rally organized on the occasion of inaugurating a road being built in the name of Freedom Fighter Rashidul Alam (Anis) by district administration in Kushtia this noon.
"The aim of this movement might have been an honest one, but later it turned motivated and BNP tried to take to the street through this movement," he added.
Awami League advisory council member Rashidul Alam, district Awami League president Sadar Uddin Khan, senior vice president Haji Robiul Islam and general secretary Asgar Ali were present on the occasion, among others.-BSS