Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor of a Bengali daily newspaper Amar Desh, has compared the movement to free BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia from imprisonment, with the 1971 Liberation War.
He made the comparison at a human chain held in front the National Press Club in Dhaka, on Tuesday. The program was organized by Sommilito Peshajibi Parishad.
Addressing the demonstration, Mahmudur said: “Khaleda Zia must be freed from incarceration by overthrowing the incumbent government through movement, which is the second Liberation War.”
He also called upon all to make BNP’s movement a success.
Terming the government as a middleman for a neighbouring country, Mahmudur said: “Khaleda Zia has been incarcerated in an abandoned prison, and an illegal government has imprisoned her.”
He added: “This government is destroying the future of the children and the youth by leaking question papers, so the future generation cannot lead the country. Why should not we call the government seditious?”
Mahmudur also claimed that depositors now fear keeping their money in the bank.
“The banks have no money, as all the funds have been transferred to Swiss banks,” he added.
Claiming that the ruling party has build a mountain of ill-gotten cash, Mahmudur said that everyone from the prime minister to the ministers should be sent to jail for corruption.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com