'The people of Bangladesh will defeat this evil force'
People “disguised as freedom fighters” are banding together with the BNP and the Jatiya Oikya Front ahead of the election, claimed Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader.
"The people of Bangladesh will defeat this evil force," he said after paying homage to freedom fighters at Shaheed Muktijuddha Mausoleum in Feni on Sunday, reports UNB.
Quader accused the BNP and Oikya Front of "joining hands with sinister forces" after realizing that they would not win the December 30 polls.
In Noakhali, Quader said there were two political forces in the country. "One is in favour of Liberation War and democracy led by Sheikh Hasina. The other is the evil communal force defeated in 1971. It has gathered in the Oikya Front under the BNP leadership," he said.
'BNP responsible for Noakhali violence'
The Awami League leader blamed the Oikya Front for electoral violence. He claimed that the alliance had engaged in "provocative activities" after failing to gain popular support.
"The BNP plotted the Noakhali attack to create unrest," he alleged, replying to a question. "They also vandalized the Awami League election office and shops."
Four people, including Barrister Mahabub Uddin Khokon, reportedly suffered bullets injuries after Awami League and BNP activists clashed in the Sonaimuri municipality on Saturday afternoon. Thirty-six more people were injured.