Dhaka – Stating that it will not be possible to demoralise their leaders from reaching out to people by making attacks on their motorcades, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday hinted that their chairperson Khaleda Zia will embark on some other district tours soon to drum up public support.
The BNP will take part in the next general elections under any adverse situation, said standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Friday.
“We will join the next elections no matter whatever the situation is at the time of ballot and whatever repression is carried out on us,” he said while speaking at a discussion meeting at Jatiya Press Club.
The BNP leader, however, expect that a mass revolution will take place if the government does not come to a consensus before the national elections.
Swadhinata Forum, a pro-BNP platform, organized the meeting protesting the attack on BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s motorcade during her four-day trip to Cox’s Bazar.
“This government will be bound to reach a consensus with the BNP. The government must accept the BNP’s demand for poll-time supportive government,” he said.
He warned that there would be no election if the BNP does not take part in it. Thus, the government must hold the polls ensuring that the BNP to join it,” he added.
Referring to the attacks on Khaleda’s motorcade, he said the ruling quarters carried out the attack only to halt advancement of the BNP chairperson.
The BNP leader said the advancement of the BNP cannot be thwarted and the chairperson would again embark on such tour.
The government’s repressive acts broke the tolerance of the people and now they have not alternative, he said.
He claimed that the AL during it 10 years in power has proved it as a terrorist organization
Presided over by Abu Naser Rahmatullah, president of the organisation, the meeting was also addressed, among others, by BNP vice chairman Shawkat Mahmud, Abdus Salam, Habibur Rahman Habib and Barrister Mahbubuddin Khokan.
The BNP had boycotted January 5, 2014, elections protesting the elections were held under the ruling Awami League and the government did not fulfil BNP demand for holding it under a caretaker government.
The BNP is now demanding holding of the next elections under an election time supportive government.
The government, however, says that the next would be held under the present government in accordance with the constitution.
Meanwhile, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a press conference said that they sought permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on November 8 to mark the National Revolution and Solidarity Day.
He alleged that the government is trying to realize confessional statement from the BNP activities in Feni forcibly in the case of attacking Khaleda’s motorcade.
Earlier on Thursday, the party chalked out a 10-day programme to observe the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day,’ marking what it said the civil-military ‘uprising on November 7, 1975’. – Staff Reporter