Fakhrul senses plot to keep BNP away from election

Published: August 19, 2018 17:17:14 | Updated: August 19, 2018 20:43:38


The ruling party is again 'plotting' to keep BNP away from the next general election 'creating a chaos' in the country.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the comment on Sunday while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman's grave, marking the 38th founding anniversary of Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal.

"Awami League doesn't want BNP to join the polls. They're trying to put obstacles in the way of BNP's participation in the election by repeatedly talking about 1/11-like conspiracy," he said, reports UNB.

Fakhrul voiced their party's strong resolve to join the next general election overcoming all the obstacles and freeing their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. "We must install a pro-people government through the next election."

He alleged that the ruling party has been on a plot to create a 'chaos' in the country to foil people's efforts to 'restore' democracy in the country.

Referring to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader's remark that BNP has started hatching conspiracies to create a dangerous situation like 1/11 one in the country, Fakhrul said BNP has no necessity to do it.

"BNP has no relation with the 1/11 (political changeover). BNP is not in the driving seat now as the steering is in Awami League's hands. They've the experience of 1/11 as they're its beneficiary," he said.

Fakhrul said the ruling party is talking about the emergence of another 1/11 like situation involving BNP with an 'evil motive'.

Fakhrul criticised the government as eid holidaymakers are going through immense sufferings in tailbacks on major highways on their way to their native homes.

He also came down hard on the government for arresting the 'innocent' students involved with quota reform or safe roads movements, and demand the government release all of them before the eid.

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