The recent-past information minister and head of Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal (National Socialist Party), Hasanul Haq Inu had directly thrown challenge on the ruling Awami League and had even mocked the party. According to information, on November 8, 2017, while speaking at a public rally organized by Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal, Hasanul Haq Inu said, “You [Awami League] might be worth 80 paisa [cents], but your worth is not equal to 1 taka. If Ershad [Gen Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Chairman of Jatiyo Party], Dilip Barua [chief of Samyabadi Dal] Menon [Rashed Khan Menon of Worker’s Party] and Inu [Hasanul Haq Inu] unite [with Awami League], then our total worth will be 1 taka. If we leave your side, Awami League will have to meander meaninglessly in the streets. You [Awami League] won’t even have the might to come to power for the next 1,000 years.”
It may be mentioned here that, Hasanul Haq Inu succeeded in becoming a Member of Parliament in 2008 only by using the image and popularity of Awami League. In all of the previous general elections, his security deposits were forfeited as his party Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal’s popularity in Bangladesh is almost zero.
Ever since Hasanul Haq Inu was included in the cabinet as the Information Minister, he was secretly trying to further strengthen Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) and even had tried to get the members of Awami League join JSD. The Information Ministry had gone into the grips of JSD and Hasanul Haq Inu was using the state-owned Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar as the party-mouthpieces of Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal.
Seeing the Information Ministry gone into the control of Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal, members of the ruling Awami League had turned extremely furious and were openly expressing their anger.
It is alleged that following the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family members, Hasanul Haq Inu had expressed total solidarity with the killers of Bangabandhu, rode on a military tank and had danced expressing joy.
Ever since the independence of Bangladesh, Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) was actively trying to unseat Bangabandhu and were continuing countrywide brutalities on the leaders and activists of Awami League. Hasanul Haq Inu was reportedly one of the masterminds behind the abduction plot of Samar Sen, Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh. The party is vehemently against India and totally inclined towards China.