Will move towards greater movement from Dhaka rally, says Fakhrul
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the government is trying to push the country towards instability and uncertainty by creating a chaotic situation over their party’s rally in the capital on December 10.
Speaking at a press conference at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office, he also said from the ruling party leaders’ ‘unguarded’ comments on foiling the rally it seems that there will be a war in the capital on December 10.
The BNP leader, however, warned that the country's people will never accept any attempt to thwart a peaceful democratic program. “People will make this rally a success by braving all barriers.”
“BNP has been moving forward with its programmes very responsibly in a peaceful and democratic manner enduring all obstacles, attacks and repressions. But the ministers and leaders of the unelected government have indulged in a nefarious plot to foil the BNP’s mass rally in Dhaka by inflaming the situation with their irresponsible and provocative statements,” he said.
Fakhrul said BNP’s Dhaka rally will be held as part of the divisional programmes of the party’s ongoing movement for the restoration of democracy.
“The people from all walks of life will join the rally to push for their just demands and raise their voice for the restoration of democracy by foiling all the evil plans of the government,” the BNP leader said.
He alleged that the government has been arresting BNP leaders and activists and implicating them in false cases centring the December-10 rally.
“This government is creating such an atmosphere centring the rally as if there will be a war in Dhaka on December 10. But we’re clearly saying that this is part of our 10 divisional rallies that we have announced earlier and the Dhaka rally will be our last scheduled programme,” the BNP leader said.
He said their party will announce their next course of action and will move forward towards a greater movement with their demands from the Dhaka rally. “This is not our final rally or the final programme of our movement. This is our general and peaceful democratic programme.”
“Awami League leaders and activists are deliberately trying to create chaos as they experience the nightmare of losing power every moment since they have got isolated from people. Out of that fear, they are threatening us by using all the state machinery…are you the government of goons or mafias? If so, announce it clearly, and then we won’t consider you a democratic political party,” Fakhrul said.