BNP's senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has alleged that the government is conspiring to create a communal division in the country to fish in troubled waters.
The BNP leader made the allegation at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office on Tuesday referring to a recent statement of Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, reports UNB.
"Obaidul Quader recently said a communal plot is on in the name of national unity, and the situation will be horrible if BNP comes to power. It indicates a plot has been launched by the government to create a communal division," Rizvi said.
The BNP leader further said, "The ruling party is trying to create a chaos in society by destroying the communal harmony to fish in troubled waters."
The BNP leader said when the communal unity and harmony are very strong in society, the Awami League general secretary suddenly came up with such a comment in a planned way to push people to the path of communal division.
"We think the government is trying to make a communal provocation to destroy social stability in Bangladesh," Rizvi said.
He said the days of this government are numbered, no matter what plots it hatches. "The government must quit and hold a fair election as it is a demand of the mass people."
He alleged that the government has arrested their party's over 400 leaders and activists over the last two to three days centring their its founding anniversary.
The BNP leader strongly protested and denounced the arrest of their party men, and demanded the government release them immediately.