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Fakhrul slams Quader's arms stockpiling allegation

  • Fakhrul describes Quader’s remark as terrible
  • Accuses govt of trying to thwart movement
Update : 25 Jul 2023, 09:50 PM

Trashing the ruling party's allegation of the BNP stockpiling arms along the border, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Alamgir on Tuesday said it is a fresh plot to foil the anti-government movement and Thursday's grand rally.

“They (govt) have started a new plot to stop the rise of the people and the political movement to restore democracy. Mr Obaidul Quader said in a meeting that the BNP is accumulating weapons along the border to create anarchy in Bangladesh,” he said while speaking at a discussion with lawyers. 

Fakhrul said the ruling party leader made the “terrible” remark when the people are waking up and starting their final movement to establish their rights.

“They (Awami League) are trying to hatch a new conspiracy. We would like to make it clear that you will have to bear the responsibility if you use weapons against people again. The people will also give a reply to it,” he warned.

Fakhrul said their party's grand rally in the capital slated for Thursday will be held in a peaceful manner. "This rally cannot be thwarted by resorting to any conspiracy and unleashing violence,” he pledged.

He urged authorities to take all necessary steps so that the BNP could hold the rally peacefully.

Or else, he warned, the government and the authorities will be held responsible if anything bad happens centring on the grand rally.

Bangladesh United Lawyers Front arranged the program at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.

Earlier in the day, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader at a views-exchange meeting said the BNP is “preparing to foil the election through violence.”

“The Awami League wants a free, fair and peaceful election. But the BNP, which does not believe in public support, is stockpiling firearms to contest the election," he said.

Fakhrul called upon lawyers to join the ongoing democratic movement of the opposition parties to free the country and its people from misrule. “The people of Bangladesh have to fight another war like the Liberation War to build a welfare state. Let us all move forward towards that goal.”

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