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Fakhrul: Working to wage a movement

  • Published at 08:23 pm November 22nd, 2019
web-File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir
File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka tribune

Fakhrul said he believes the current government will be ousted soon as fascism cannot last for a long time

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged  that current government  is worse than any previous autocratic regimes.” 

He said that at a discussion organized by Jatiyatabadi Swechchasebak Dal at the Supreme Court Bar auditorium, to mark the BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman’s 54th birth anniversary, reports UNB. 

“Many people say the current government is an autocratic one, but calling this government an autocratic one is an understatement. Ershad was an autocrat, but the situation was way better than it is now. Ayub Khan was a dictator, but the situation was not as bad as it is now where democracy is just a word,” he said.

Speaking at the discussion, the BNP leader further said, “It’s a fascist regime where one person is all in all, no-one else has any say. We’re trying to unite people. We’ll create a mass movement with the united efforts of all people, irrespective of their party and opinion, to free Khaleda Zia and democracy.”

Fakhrul said he believes the current government will be ousted soon as fascism cannot last for a long time.

He called upon BNP leaders and activists to get united forgetting all the confusion and misunderstanding among them to gain huge strength to ‘restore’ democracy dislodging the current government.

The BNP leader claimed that their party chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail only for raising voice in favour of the country and democracy.

He alleged that though ministers and MPs get bail after being convicted in cases like Khaleda’s, she is not being granted bail for political reasons.

Fakhrul compared the government with the main character of noted playwright Selim Al Deen’s drama ‘Muntasir Fantasy’ as it is eating up everything of the country.

“This government has started eating up everything. I saw Semil Al Deen’s nice drama Muntasir Fantasy where the main character Muntasir eats up whatever he sees out of his uncontrollable hunger. They (govt) are now acting like Muntasir and eating up everything, including casino and mega projects. They’re now playing with the prices of essential items like onion and salt,” he observed.

The BNP leader said the government’s main target is to hang onto power by any means and amass wealth and money through plundering. “They siphon off their money and keep their family members abroad as they have no to time to think about people.”

He said people want this government to go immediately as they are fed-up with its ‘misrule’.