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Step down to resolve crisis

Fakhrul urges govt

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 August, 2023 12:00 AM
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Step down to resolve crisis

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that resignation of the government and handover of power to a non-party caretaker government is the only way to resolve the longstanding political deadlock of the country.

“Our one point is that the government has to resign and parliament will have to be dissolved. It is the only way to resolve the crisis. There is no alternative to holding election after shifting power to the caretaker  government and reconstitution of the Election Commission,” he said.

Mirza Fakhrul came up with the statement while addressing a human chain held in front of the party’s central office in Nayapaltan of the capital on Tuesday.

BNP’s Keraniganj south thana unit arranged the programme in protest against what they said an attack on party standing committee Gayeshwar Chandra Roy during their Saturday’s sit-in programme at key points of the capital.

“We will realise our demand through justified movement. We’re determined to carry out our movement, taking people with us,” he added.

Awami League has destroyed the state, democracy and people’s rights, he said, adding that the ruling party is using the state machinery, law enforcement agencies, administration and the judiciary.

“Awami League is itself terrorists. That’s why they have turned the country into a terrorist state. Awami League’s face has been exposed in the incident of repression on Gayeshwar Chandra Roy while many of our party men were also beaten and suffered bullet wounds,” the BNP secretary general said.

He claimed that the ruling party has become afraid after seeing the grand public rally of BNP in the capital on July 28 when a huge number of leaders and activists occupied the streets,” he added.

BNP leaders Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, Khandaker Abu Ashfaq, Dr Dewan Salauddin Babu, Aparna Roy and Shahidul Islam Babul also spoke at the programme.

Addressing a press conference at the BNP headquarters, Fakhrul said they have apprehended that party acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zobaida Rahman may be given punishment through ‘so-called’ trial as part of the government’s blueprint.

“If anything is done unjustly, the people will lose their confidence in the judiciary,” he added.