Take to streets for restoring democracy: BNP

Pub: Friday, November 8, 2019 9:10 PM   |   Upd: Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:21 PM
 
 
 

Sheersha Khobor Dot Com

Senior leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday called upon its leaders and activists to organise patriotic people of the country and to take to streets for restoring democracy.

Addressing a discussion at Mahanagar Natyamancha in Dhaka marking the November 7 which BNP observes as National Revolution and Solidarity Day, they alleged the government destroyed all the democratic institutions and the country’s independence and sovereignty was now threatened.

They termed the government ‘unelected’ one alleging that no election was held on December 30, 2018 as the government snatched away the people’s vote on the night of December 29, 2018.

They alleged the Awami League government did not believe November 7 as National Revolution and Solidarity Day, as they did not believe in multi-party democracy which BNP founder Ziaur Rahman introduced by assuming power through civil-military revolution.

They alleged the country lacked democracy in 1975 as the then ruling party introduced one party rule officially and almost same situation was prevailing now as the country was witnessing the same one-party rule ‘unofficially.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir termed the government as fascist and said, ‘We all have to be united and take to streets to free country’s democracy and Khaleda Zia and to establish our rights…. We will be able to unite all the democratic forces, take to streets to establish people’s government by ousting this fascist government.’   

He alleged the government’s corruption had reached so high that they were now nabbing their small fries to hide the big fishes. ‘The government wants to make the country a non-functional one in a planned way.’

BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain stressed the need of ousting the government through tough movement to restore democracy and freeing Khaleda.

Another standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said Khaleda was not getting bail due to government’s interference and that the people were now fed up with government’s corruption and misrule.

Terming the spirits of the war of independence and November 7 the same, standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy alleged the government does not believe in the spirit of liberation war.

Criticising the BNP leaders who left the party recently, he said ‘They lost their patience. You have left to continue with your trade and businesses… Let them go.’

BNP standing committee member Selima Rahman, vice-chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu and joint secretary general Habib-un Nabi Khan Sohel, among others, also spoke.

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