BNP on Wednesday said Feni Awami League leader Azharul Haque spilled the beans on the attack on their Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Cox's Bazar-bound convoy, UNB reports.
“The Feni district unit ruling party leader spilled the beans yesterday (Tuesday). There's now no doubt that Awami League MP Nizam Hazari is the mastermind of the incident. People also realised it earlier while now they (AL leaders) themselves are talking about it,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office, he also said, "It's now proved that Nizam Hazari carried out the attack on the BNP chairperson's convoy as part of a plan made by the government high-ups. It's not possible to keep the cat in the bag for a long time… It’ll surely come out of the bag."
Earlier on Tuesday, Azharul Haque, a member of the ruling party's Feni district unit, said their party MP Nizam Uddin Hazari was behind the attack on BNP chairperson' Khaleda Zia's Cox's Bazar-bound convoy last month.
"The recant attack on BNP chairperson's convoy was planned one. The vehicles of DBC, Channel i, Ekattor and Boishakhi TV, Prothom Alo and The Daily Star were damaged after targeting those selectively. Nizam Hazari did it with his cadres to take revenge for filing news reports against him," he told a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club.
On October 28, some unruly youths attacked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's convoy near Mohammad Ali Bazar in Feni Sadar on her way to Cox's Bazar to visit Rohingya camps.
The attackers damaged a good number of vehicles, including microbuses of Channel i, DBC, Ekattor, and Baishakhi Television, and beat several newsmen and leaders and activists of BNP who were coming with Khaleda Zia to Cox's Bazar.
Referring to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader's comment blaming BNP for the attack, Rizvi said whether Quader would not be ashamed of following Azharul's assertion about the incident. "How the other Awami League leaders who also tried to shift the blame on BNP will hide their face now?"
He also alleged that Nizam Hazari turned Feni into a sanctuary of terrorism with his cadres.