Indictment against Tarique

BNP stages protest

Staff Correspondent

14 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday formed human chains throughout the country in protest at indictment against party’s acting Chairman Tarique Rahman and issuance of warrant for his arrest in a sedition case.

As part of the nationwide programme, BNP’s Dhaka south city unit arranged a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club with its president Habib un Nabi Khan Sohel in the chair.

Addressing the event, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that the Awami League government has established a ‘reign of robbery’ by engaging in widespread ‘plundering and theft’ even amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“You’re now plotting to plunder more public money through vaccine import,” he said.

“When India is charging $2.4 for each dose of vaccine, the government is going to sell it to Bangladeshi people for $5,” he said.

Mirza Fakhrul said the government thinks it can ‘suppress’ the patriotic and democracy-loving people through ‘repressive acts and false cases’, but it is not possible as they are capable of defending their rights.

BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu and chairperson’s adviser Amanullah Aman spoke, among others.