BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Sunday said Awami League is now sensing the smell of a ‘1/11 like dangerous’ situation as the party was behind such a conspiracy in 2007.
“It’s usual that you (AL) smell the emergence of 1/11 as you were behind it. You’d brought the 1/11 by creating anarchy in the country by openly killing people with oar and sticks,” he said.
Nazrul, a BNP standing committee member, came up with the comment while speaking at a discussion arranged by Youth Forum, a pro-BNP platform, at the Jatiya Press Club demanding the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and the party’s other arrested leaders.
On Friday, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said BNP has started hatching conspiracies to create a dangerous situation like 1/11 in the country.
Reacting to Quader’s comment, the BNP leader said their party is still on a peaceful movement at the directives of its chairperson Khaleda Zia. “Obaidul Quader has started getting the smell of the 1/11 as we only observed a programme wearing black badges.”
He said people know it very well who had created the 1/11 and legitimised the activities of the military-backed 1/11 regime.
The BNP leader said the government has kept Khaleda, who has a unique record of wining all the 23 constituencies she has contested so far, in a ‘false’ case.
He warned that people will not sit idle if the government does not release the country’s ‘the most popular’ leader Khaleda. “People will take to the streets in the days to come against the current regime.”
Describing the government as an autocratic one, Nazrul said their party will ensure its fall through a strong mass movement.
“Now it’s not possible to say the exact time of such a movement. Amid the despotic rule of the current regime, students waged movements seeking quota reform and safe roads. The same way, we’ll create the mass movement soon to have Khaleda Zia freed from jail,” he said.