Airing an apprehension that there can be a plot to foil their sixth national council, BNP senior leaders on Friday warned that they will strongly resist if any such move is taken.Talking to reporters while visiting the council venue at the Institution of Engineer, Bangladesh (IEB), they also said they will use the latest technology for ensuring the security of their programme.
On Wednesday night, the party got permission from the IEB authorities to hold its council on March 19 at the venue.
“We’ll resist if the government or anyone else tries to obstruct our council. We’re collecting preliminary reports of the intelligence agencies whether there is any plot to foil our programme,” said BNP standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah.
He said there will be many mobile security teams of the party in and around the council venue who will allow the guests having invitation cards to enter the venue. “The latest technology will be used to ensure security.”
The BNP leader said they will seek the cooperation of the government in ensuring security and sending a bomb disposal unit to the programme.
Tough the venue space is not enough for accommodating their party councillors and guests, he said they will make it a success as they did in the past.
Another BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy also feared that the government may make an evil design to foil their council. “When an unelected and repressive regime is in power, we can’t shrug off any possibility of obstruction until the council is end.”
Gayeshwar said their party’s many devoted leaders and activists are being subjected to repressive acts across the country. “Many leaders and activists are in jail while many more on the run. But, the absconding leaders will join the programme braving all the odds and obstacles.”