Senior Reporter: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has called for national unity, forgetting all “dilemmas and contradictions” to form a “people’s movement” to overthrow the government.
He said in a discussion meeting on Thursday afternoon that the country is now in a ‘crisis’ and it is not only the crisis of the BNP but the crisis of the ‘whole nation’.
“To get out of this crisis, the whole nation must unite and fight against it. There is BNP, there are all patriotic political forces, there are political parties, there are individuals, we have social organizations, there are professional organizations, everyone has to be united today.
“We have to unite and remove this horrible monstrous government and establish a people’s government, a people’s parliament. I would like to call on you to forget all our dilemmas and unite, and through unity, we will create a strong mass movement. ”
Criticizing the present Awami League government, Mirza Fakhrul said, “Today, they (the government) want to establish a one-party system of government and a vassal state in the same way by putting a wrapper of democracy in a very planned manner and talking about democracy.”
Commenting that the people of this country have never accepted injustice, the BNP secretary-general said, “I believe very much, and I am hopeful that it will never be possible to defeat the people of Bangladesh in this way. This government must step down and hand over power to the people. ”
The conference was organized by the Association of Engineers, Bangladesh at the National Press Club on the occasion of the second anniversary of the death of BUET student Abrar Fahad.
Regarding Abrar’s murder, Mirza Fakhrul said, “Abrar’s death is not an isolated incident. There is a conspiracy going on to make Bangladesh a kneeling state through a far-reaching plan. We have to get out of that conspiracy. Let’s unite, let’s go to that struggle. ”
Condemning the arrest of expatriate journalist Konak Sarwar’s sister Nusrat Shahrin Raka, the BNP general secretary said, “Konak Sarwar escaped torture and saved his life and took refuge in the United States.” From there he publishes some truths through his channel.
That is why this vindictive government is torturing her sister. Kanak’s sister, who is not involved in politics in any way, is a housewife, a mother of three, who was arrested today. Not only the arrest, but he has also now been remanded. ”
In the last few years, Mirza Fakhrul has alleged that many BNP leaders and activists have been ‘tortured in the same manner.
Shawkat Mahmud of BNP, AZM Zahid Hossain, Principal Selim Bhuiyan, M Abdullah of Federal Journalists Union, Member of National Journalists Union, Kader Gayani of Dhaka Journalists Union Abdal Ahmed, BUET Chhatra Dal convener Asif Hossain Rachi spoke.
Secretary General Hasin Ahmed, former President Mia Muhammad Qayyum, and agriculturist Professor Golam Hafiz Kennedy were also present on the occasion.