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Billboards will not change minds: BNP

  • Published at 05:51 am August 5th, 2013
Billboards will not change minds: BNP

Firing a broadside at the government for hanging billboards in the city displaying its successes, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the move would not help the regime change people's minds.

"While coming from Uttara, I saw many billboards describing the government's development activities. Neither campaigns, nor new strategies will work as people have already taken their decision to say goodbye to this regime," he told a protest rally.

Referring to the regimes of Ayub Khan and HM Ershad, the main opposition spokesperson said they could not prevent their falls even though they publicised decades of development. "This government will have to face the same fate."

Fakhrul said the government could not do anything for the country's development. "Instead, it has destroyed the economy with its misrule and corruption."

He also advised the Awami League-led grand alliance government to step aside, taking the overall circumstances into consideration.

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal Jagannath University unit organised the rally at the Jatiya Press Club protesting the indecent remarks made against BNP's Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman by the Prime Minister and her son.

Fakhrul countered junior law minister Quamrul Islam's remarks about his body language, saying: "There is no need to observe our body language. Rather, try to understand the people's body language. The people's body language is against you."

Earlier at a discussion at the same venue, Quamrul criticised Fakhrul for talking about the Prime Minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy and said: "Mirza Fakhrul's body language is indecent and ugly. You please talk in a decent manner."

He also urged the party leaders and activists to be united to launch a vigorous movement after Eid-ul-Fitr to force the government to accept their demand for restoration of the caretaker government system.