Friday, 29 September, 2023

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AL govt plans to eliminate oppn

Says Fakhrul

AL govt plans to eliminate oppn

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the incumbent Awami League government has planned to eliminate the opposition politicians from the field ahead of the next parliamentary election.

“The government is now set a horrible plan. We heard that 1,350 cases have been marked to give verdict before the Jatiya Sangsad polls. All the cases are politically motivated and opposition leaders, including BNP are accused in these cases,” he said.

The BNP leader came up with the statement while addressing a press conference at the party central office of Nayapaltan in the capital.

Mirza Fakhrul also alleged that the ruling government is implementing a plan to overcome the next general election unilaterally as they sensed their defeat.

“It is their motive that if the opposition leaders are imprisoned and punished then they (ruling party) can hold the election as per their wish,” he said.

In his speech, Fakhrul also protested and condemned the cases filed against the BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman and conviction of party standing committee member Iqbal Hassan Mahmud Tuku and Dhaka city north unit convener Amanullah Aman.

Meanwhile, speaking at general meeting of a faction Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Wednesday, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said elections can never be free, fair and credible under the Awami League government.

“A truth has now been established in Bangladesh that elections can never be fair, free, and acceptable under this government. People here can never express their opinions and exercise their right to franchise freely if the Awami League government remains in power,” he said.

The BNP leader alleged the government has already snatched the people’s freedom of expression and voting rights to cement its power.