BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Saturday said their party senior leaders’ decision to cancel their Rangamati, Chittagong tour after being attacked by ruling party men was not the right one.
“I can’t accept the return of our senior leaders shelving their plan to go to Rangamati following the attack on our secretary general’s motorcade. We must reach our destination braving all the hurdles and attacks,” he said.
Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “We’ll neither be able to carry out a movement nor fulfill people’s aspirations if we retreat from our decision due to government’s obstructions. We must overcome all the barriers to be created by our opponents to ensure our victory.”
Jatiyatabadi Projonmo ’71 arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club demanding the release of BNP’s detained leaders, including Barkatullah Bulu.
Gayeshwar, a BNP standing committee member, urged his party colleagues to be courageous to make their all the programmes, including rallies, a success despite the denial of permission by the government to hold those.
On June 18, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and some other party senior leaders were injured as local Awami League supporters allegedly attacked their motorcade at Isakhali in Rangunia upazila, Chittagong on their way to hillslides-hit Rangamati.
About the next general election, Gayeshwar said no more election will be held under Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh.
He said BNP did not make any mistake by boycotting the January-5 election as the country’s 98 percent people supported it refraining from casting their votes.
Rather, the BNP leader said, Awami League committed crimes by holding a unilateral and voter-less election.
He came down hard on Awami League general secretary for questioning BNP’s capacity to wage a movement, saying Obaidul Quader is not a leader of such a stature to mock BNP. “Even, his party men get ashamed the way he talks like actors.”