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BNP threatens to launch oust-govt movement

  • Published at 08:53 pm November 29th, 2019
WEB_BNP Standing Committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
File Photo: BNP Standing Committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain Collected

'We would like to say we’ll wage a one-point movement to oust the autocratic and fascist regime of Sheikh Hasina if Khaleda Zia is not released on December 5'

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has warned that their party will launch a one-point oust-government movement if its chairperson Khaleda Zia is not freed on bail on December 5 next.

“If we see Khaleda Zia is not freed on bail on December 5, we’ll understand it might not be possible to free our leader (on bail) due to the Prime Minister’s interference,” he said.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said: “We would like to say we’ll wage a one-point movement to oust the autocratic and fascist regime of Sheikh Hasina if Khaleda Zia is not released on December 5.”

Charfashion-Manpura Jatiyatabadi Forum, Dhaka, organised the program at the National Press Club demanding the withdrawal of the ‘false’ cases filed against Khaleda Zia and its acting chairman Tarique Rahman.

Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said they will not have any alternative other than to wage a movement if they do not get justice from the apex court.

On Thursday, the Appellate Division deferred the hearing on KhalBNPeda’s bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case till December 5.

The court also asked the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University to place Khaleda’s health reports before it by December 5.

Mosharraf urged BNP leaders and activists to get ready to have Khaleda freed from jail through a movement.

He criticised the government for taking steps to hike in power tariffs, saying the main motive behind the move is to plunder public money.

“The government has increased power tariffs eight times since it came to power. This time they proposed hiking the power price by 23.27 percent to plunder public money and inflict suffering on people,” the BNP leader observed.

He also alleged that the ruling party business syndicate is making a quick buck by raising the prices of essential items by creating artificial crisis; all due to the government’s poor market monitoring system.