On 10th April 1971 in Mujibnagar, elected parliament members of 1970’s election from East Pakistan formed Bangladesh Government. The cabinet took oath on 17th April at liberated area in mango grove of Baidyanathtala (Bhoborpara) Meherpur, Kustia [Present Name is Mujibnagar] . This government took all policy decisions with respect to liberation war.
The country Mujib returned to was scarred by civil war . The number of people killed , raped , or displaced could be only vaguely estimated . The task of economic rehabilitation , specifically the immediate goal of food distribution to a hungry populace , was frustrated by crippled communications and transportation systems . The new nation faced many other seemingly insurmountable problems inhibiting its reconstruction . One of the most glaring was the breakdown of law and order.
Mujibnagar , formerly known as Baidyanathtala is a town in the Meherpur District of Bangladesh. It is a common reference for the government in exile formed by the leaders of the Awami League, who were leading the guerrilla war for the independence of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) from Pakistan in 1971. The Mujibnagar government is recognized as the first official government of Bangladesh