BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said the implementation of the 10 points to oust the Awami League government is the main challenge for their party in the year 2023.
"Our challenge in the coming days is to implement the 10 points. We also must free our leader (Khaleda Zia) and bring Tarique Rahman back to the country to give him the opportunity to do politics freely,” he said.
Speaking at a rally, the BNP leader also said they will have to have all the arrested party leaders and workers, including Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and standing committee member Mirza Abbas, freed from jail.
Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal arranged the rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club marking its 44th founding anniversary, reports UNB.
“To do this, the current government has to be removed from power as soon as possible. So, we must get united and move forward with courage to implement the 10 points and bring about a change through it,” he observed.
Earlier on December 10 last, BNP announced a 10-point charter of demands, including the resignation of the Awami League government and the restoration of the election-time caretaker government system, to restore democracy in the country.
Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said Bangladesh has been passing through a critical time as democracy, the main spirit of the Liberation War, is now destroyed.
He said the country’s people will oust the Awami League government through a united movement to establish a pro-people government. “We’ll build the country based on the 27-point outline of our party when a government is established. The darkness will end inshallah.”
The BNP leader said their party together with the country’s people, especially the students, will create a history by bringing a change in the government through simultaneous movement.
Slamming the government for what he said its repressive acts, he said Awami League will no longer be able to cling to power by suppressing the opposition leaders and activists and arresting and sending them to jail.
“You (govt) could not suppress our movement despite resorting to various repressive acts. People have already taken to the streets and you won’t be spared this time,” the BNP leader observed.