Ruling party Awami League suspects that conspirators are trying to use regional issues to destabilize the government before the national polls. Top leaders and policy-makers of the party are claiming that powerful opposing forces are targeting the government from regional fronts after failing to make an impact with national issues.
The conspirators are allegedly targeting the conflicts in the hills to plot against the government. The party leaders are assuming the murder of Rangamati’s Naniarchar Upazila Chairman Shaktimaan Chakma and the killings in the hilly areas is part of the conspiracy against them. Several leaders have claimed BNP is involved in this scheme.
Awami League policy-makers admitted that there is conflict in the hilly areas. According to them, the conspirators are trying to intensify the issues and use it against the ruling party. They are using the subject of “unrest in the hills” before the national polls to create turbulence among the public.
Sources informed that intelligence surveillance has been strengthened at the hilly areas. The government will address this issue soon.
Policy-makers at Awami League said there are issues between United People’s Democrat Front (UPDF), Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS), Jana Samhati Samiti (MN Larma) and the newly established UPDF Ganatantrik.
UPDF is being accused of murdering Shaktimaan Chakma, who was the Vice President of Jana Samhati Samiti (MN Larma) and Tapan Jyoti Chakma, who was the President of the newly established UPDF Ganatantrik.
Tapan Jyoti Chakma was murdered on his way to Shaktimaan Chakma’s funeral. Four more were killed along with him.
Ruling party leaders said the situation at the hills is improving day by day. The people in the hilly areas are starting to get the benefits of the peace treaty. Land commission is being implemented as well.
Many people in the nation and abroad are not happy about these improvements. Domestic forces are allegedly conspiring to deter these developments. Overall, the situation at the hilly areas is becoming troublesome. The murders in the area are a part of this plot, said Awami League leaders and policy-makers.
They also said that detective branches are working to find the people associated with inciting violence. The government will take appropriate action against them once they are found.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said: “Several government organizations are working on this issue. We are investigating the matter to find out more. We will take action soon and resolve the issue.”
Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said: “We think that domestic and foreign forces are directly and indirectly fuelling these incidents. They are targeting the hilly areas and committing murder to create unrest.”
The ruling party’s Organizing Secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said: “The murders are part of a plan to create turbulence among the people in the hills. Political and international anti-government forces are trying to use the regional issue to conspire against the government.”
This article was first published on banglatribune.com