AL worse than 1/11 caretaker govt: BNP
Kabir Humayun: BNP yesterday alleged that the incumbent Awami League government is worse than that of 1/11 army-backed caretaker government as it has snatched all the basic rights of people and political parties.
“The illegal 1/11 government had imprisoned our leader (Khaleda) through conspiracy. But she forced that regime to withdraw the state of emergency and free her. The current fascist government is worse than them (1/11 regime),” said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the party, reports The Daily Star.
He made the allegation after offering at a milad mahfil at party’s Nayapaltan headquarters, marking party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s 74th birthday.
Fakhrul also urged party leaders and activists to carry out a movement, even if they have to risk their lives, to force the government to free their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
Citing the repression of the government, he said, “The government brutally repressed the students’ non-political movement. Students are being arrested and picked up. Even, girls are not spared.”
The only way to get rid of the current situation is to wage a strong movement, the BNP leader said.
“As a political party, it is our duty to restore democracy, people’s rights and free Khaleda Zia,” he said.
Khaleda has been behind the bar since her conviction in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case by a lower court on February 8.