BNP on Friday hoped that people will be able to restore democracy in the country by defeating fascism and autocracy in 2016, reports UNB.
"We hope, it'll be possible to restore democracy in this New Year -2016. A new vista of democracy will be initiated in this year by defeating fascism and autocracy, and people will achieve this victory," said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder late President Ziaur Rahman's grave along with leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), marking its 37th founding anniversary.
Fakhrul said restoring the lost democracy and people's voting rights is BNP's main challenge in the New Year. "We think people's hopes and aspirations will be materialised through restoring democracy and voting rights."
A munajat was offered at Zia's grave seeking salvation of his departed soul.
Later, JCD leaders and activists took a vow raising their hands to restore the glory of their organisation and democracy in the country.
Earlier in the wee hours on Friday, the JCD leaders and activists along with BNP leaders and, including BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi cut a cake at BNP's Nayapaltan central office, marking the founding anniversary.