Quit power, hold fresh election

Fakhrul asks govt

Staff Correspondent

13 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Quit power, hold fresh election

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has raised a question whether there is any difference between the ruling Awami League and the then Pakistani occupying force.

“You (Awami League) are staying in power unjustly. I don’t see any difference between you and Pakistani occupier force. They (Pakistan) had occupied power forcibly by killing people. Now you are killing, repressing people and staying in power forcibly, in the same style,” he said.

The BNP secretary general made the comments, as the chief guest, while addressing the inaugural session of the national council session of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal, front organisation of the party, at Mohanagar Natya Manch in Gulistan of the capital on Friday morning.

Addressing the programme, Mirza Fakhrul asked the government for handing over the power after resigning and arrange fresh general election under a new election commission.

About BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, he said though she is not house-arrest as she is not allowed to go abroad for treatment.

Besides, Fakhrul also demanded release of the party leaders and activists including Khaleda Zia and withdrawal of their cases filed against them including the party acting chairman Tarique Rahman.