BNP: Khaleda-Tarique to run country from December 10

The BNP leader said that no election will be held in the country under a partisan leadership

Senior BNP leader Amanullah Aman has said that the country will be administered under the leadership of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting Chairman Tarique Rahman from December 10 this year. 

Pointing to party leaders and activists, the BNP leader said: “Get ready, a new program will be announced. Entire Bangladesh, including Kanchpur Bridge, Tongi Bridge, Mawa Road, Aricha Road, Teknaf to Tentulia and Rupsha to Pathuria will be blocked.”

He was speaking at a discussion in Dhaka on Saturday, marking the 43rd founding anniversary of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ulema Dal.

Urging the party leaders and workers to get ready to sacrifice their lives, he said: “If necessary, we will be martyrs but no election under Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh will be allowed.”

“We will return home after ensuring the removal of this government,” he added.

He said that the incumbent government is in power without any elections and is an illegal one. He said that Sheikh Hasina has no right to be in power as she has not been elected by the people. 

Amanullah Aman, an advisor to the BNP Chairperson and also convener of Dhaka north BNP, also said that if an election is held under the current government then the country will witness a repeat of the 2014 and 2018 polls. 

He said that different political parties have taken to the streets so that such an election is prevented. 

Issuing a warning, the BNP leader said that no election will be held in the country under a partisan leadership.  

Speaking at the same program, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said that ousting the current government is the only option for overcoming misrule and protecting Bangladesh and its people.

“There is only one way left for us. That way is one of removing this government because they have already proved that they have done the most damage to Bangladesh," he was quoted as saying by UNB.

The BNP leader made the remarks at a discussion at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) organized by Jatiyatabadi Ulema Dal to mark its 43rd founding anniversary.