Don’t be frustrated

Fakhrul asks party men

Staff Correspondent

20 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday urged the party leaders and activists not to be frustrated in the current situation of the party.

‘Don’t be frustrated. I do not want to hear words of frustration. The BNP is not ended and the party always stands at the crisis of the country,’ he said.

The BNP leader came up with the remarks while speaking at the launching ceremony of a book featuring the political life of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at the Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium in the capital.

Shato Nagorik Committee organized the lunching of the book titled ‘Khaleda Zia: Tritiyo Biswer Konthaswar’. Former Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Professore Emajuddin Ahmed and poet Abdul Hye Sikder edited the 860-page book.

Mirza Fakhrul also said many attempts have already been made to destroy the BNP.

In the programme, BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said it is not possible to have freed Khaleda Zia without effective movement.

Trashing various media reports, standing committee member of the party Moudud Ahmed said their party will not back off from its decision of not sending the party MPs-elect to parliament.

“It is out of question, our six MPs-elect won't join parliament. Our party has a decision that our elected members won’t take oath. We’ve also decided to convey them (MPs) our stance,” he said.

The BNP leader further said the party standing committee members together with its acting chairman Tarique Rahman took the decision about not joining parliament. “There’s no reason to retreat from this stance.”

He also said they will continue their legal battle to release Khaleda Zia from jail.

‘She would have been granted bail had the court been independent. We couldn't ensure her bail only because of political reasons. So we’ll continue to put in our best to free her. But I think there’s no alternative to waging a movement to have her freed from jail.”