BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday hoped that the country will get rid of both coronavirus and ‘autocracy’ in the new year, 2021.
“We greet all on the occasion of the English New Year. We hope Bangladesh will be freed from both coronavirus and autocracy in 2021,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave, together with leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, marking the organisation’s 42nd founding anniversary, reports UNB.
He said they took a fresh vow on the first day of the new year to completely free Khaleda Zia from jail and ‘restore’ democracy in the country.
The BNP leader urged the political parties to forge a greater unity to ensure a mass upsurge against the government.