Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) observed December 30, the day that the 11th parliamentary election was held, as ‘black day’ by holding protests all over the country.
As part of the countrywide programme, BNP Dhaka north and south city units organised a protest rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital with south city unit president Habib Un Nabi Khan Sohel in the chair.Speaking at the programme, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that the government had arranged a ‘farcical’ election by using the state machinery.
“Looting has started in Bangladesh. We want to get rid of it. Awami League has destroyed the electoral system completely.” He called on all the political parties of Bangladesh to unite to ‘restore’ democracy.
“We’ll install a people’s government after ensuring resignation of the incumbent government by waging a united movement,” he said.
Mirza Fakhrul further said the government would be compelled to resign and form a caretaker government for a free and fair election.
BNP leaders said the party also held protest rallies in different districts and metropolitan headquarters throughout the country on the day. Besides, party leaders and activists wore black badges while black flags were hoisted atop the party’s unit offices.