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Mirza Fakhrul: AL plotting to keep BNP away from election

  • Published at 12:21 am August 20th, 2018
File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

The senior BNP leader voiced strong resolve to participate in the upcoming national election

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that the ruling party was again “plotting” to keep BNP away from the next general election by “creating chaos” in the country.

“Awami League doesn't want BNP to join the polls. They are trying to put obstacles in the way of BNP's participation in the election by repeatedly talking about 1/11-like conspiracy,” he told reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman's grave with leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal, marking its 38th founding anniversary.

Fakhrul voiced their party's strong resolve to join the next general election overcoming all the obstacles, and freeing party chief Khaleda Zia from jail, UNB reported.

“We must install a pro-people government through the next election,” he added.

He alleged that the ruling party had been on a plot to create a chaos in the country to foil people's efforts to restore democracy in the country.

Referring to Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader's remark that BNP had started hatching conspiracies to create a dangerous situation like 1/11 one in the country, Fakhrul said BNP had no necessity to do it.

“BNP has no relation with the 1/11 (political changeover). BNP is not in the driving seat now as the steering is in Awami League's hands. They have the experience of 1/11 as they are its beneficiary,” Fakhrul said.

He further said the ruling party was talking about the emergence of another 1/11 like situation involving BNP with an “evil motive”.

Fakhrul criticized the government as Eid holidaymakers are going through immense sufferings in tailbacks on major highways on their way to their native homes.

He also came down hard on the government for arresting the students involved with quota reform or road safety movements, and demand the government release all of them before Eid.