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Fakhrul: Spirit of Liberation War defeated by Dec 30 polls

  • Published at 08:29 pm January 22nd, 2019
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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at an interaction with local BNP leaders and activists in Thakurgaon town on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The ruling party is violating the constitution and destroying the democratic future of Bangladesh, says the BNP leader

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that Bangladesh and the country’s democracy had been killed through the December 30 general election.

"BNP did not lose in this election. It is the Awami League that lost; the people’s freedom lost and the spirit and values of the 1971 Liberation War lost through this election," he said at an interaction with local BNP leaders and activists in the Thakurgaon town on Tuesday afternoon.

“If the state becomes oppressive, the unarmed general people cannot do anything. That’s is why I am saying over and over that the Jatiya Oikya Front did not lose in the election, the spirit of the Liberation War did,” he added.

Fakhrul, who is also the spokesperson of political platform Oikya Front, said the ruling party was violating the constitution and destroying the democratic future of Bangladesh.

Claiming 2.6 million people were accused in 98,000 false cases across the country, he urged the people to raise their voices to save the country, basic rights and democracy.

"We have said that a fair election is impossible under the Awami League and the current Election Commission. It has been proven through the polls.

”Our [BNP] decision to boycott the 2014 general election was right. The Election Commission is a paper tiger," he said.

The senior BNP leader again called on the government to scrap the results of the 11th general election and organize fresh polls.

The Awami League won the December 30 polls in a landslide, amid allegations from the opposition of massive vote rigging, and formed the government for a third consecutive term earlier this month.