Ruling Awami League (AL) on Saturday accused the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of hatching anti-state conspiracies to destroy the country.
“Overthrowing the government is not the lone goal of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, but their main target is to destroy the country,” said presidium member Abdur Rahman while addressing a peace rally on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.
The BNP has also been holding rallies throughout the country protesting the recent price hike of essential commodities and demanding restoration of the caretaker government provision for a credible general election.
Rahman said the BNP’s dream of reviving the caretaker government system would not be fulfilled as the AL would not accept any anti-constitutional demand.
“The elections must be held in line with the constitution and we want to have a strong opposition in the polls,” he said.
Another presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak urged the BNP to follow democratic path by shunning anti-state activities.
“The government can no way be unseated without elections. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been taking the country forward while the BNP has been carrying out arson attack in the name of movement,” he said while addressing the rally in Mohammadpur.
Addressing a rally in Mirpur-1, AL joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim said that the leaders and activists of the party are ready to take any challenge for the sake of the country’s democracy.
He called upon the public to be on alert for those who have burnt people to death, destroyed the state property and made communal attack.
Hinting at the BNP, he said, “Do not try to play ducks and drakes with the fate of people. We’re ready to deal with any challenge to uphold the democratic process.”