BNP's hunger-strike, Khaleda to join at Press Club Sunday

BNP’s hunger-strike, Khaleda to join at Press Club Sunday


Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will observe mass hunger strike across the country today (Sunday) protesting the killing, forced disappearance and abduction and fling of false cases against party senior leaders including chairperson Khaleda Zia and vice chairman Tarique Rahman.
As part of he programme, Dhaka city unit f BNP will stage mass hunger strike at the National Press Club from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
BNP chairperson and former premier Khaleda Zia will join the huger strike at the Press Club.
BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi disclosed this at a press conference at party headquarters at 11:00am.
He said the hunger strike programme would also be observed at district and upazila levels.
The BNP leader alleged that different law enforcing agencies and ruling party cadres are carrying out forced disappearance and killing at the direction of the government.
The government is resorting to state terrorism across the country to resist their opponents, he said.
He called upon the party leaders ad activists t make the hunger strike programme a success.
BNP leader Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anny, Sramik Dal president Anwar Hossain and Shirin Sultana, among others, were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, addressing a joint meeting of city unit of BNP Mirza Abbas said Bangladesh has turned into a blood-stained filed.
“There is no security for anyone in the country. The number of abnormal death is more than normal death,” he said.
Criticising the prime minister for accusing BNP of carrying out secret killing, the BNP leader said she made the remarks to cover the real killers.
“The people know who are involved with this misdeed. The AL has to take the responsibility of anarchy prevailing in the country,” he added
Dhaka City unit of BNP organised the joint meeting to discuss strategies and plan to make Sunday’s hunger strike programme as success.
Dhaka city BNP convener Sadeque Hossain Khoka, who presided over the meeting, said the normal process of power transfer should be kept unhindered.
In a reference to the prime minister, he said, “Keep the normal process on for handover of power. Don’t block it. If you do, the power transfer will take place in an unusual way. And if it happens, the consequences will not be good.”
He was speaking at a joint meeting of the party held at the party’s Nayapaltan central office to make BNP’s mass hunger strike on Sunday a success.
Khoka termed the incumbent government a monster government and urged the prime minister not to use the RAB as Rakkhi Bahini and keep them aloof from politics.
He also said she as the home minister had failed to tackle the situation in Narayanganj and that she had to bear the responsibility for it.
Juba Dal president Syed Moazzem Hossain Alam, Secchasebok Dak leader Mir Sharafat Ali Sapu, Sramik Dal leader Anwar Hossain, Chhatra Dal leader Bajlul Karim Chowdhury, among others, were present on the occasion. – Staff Reporter


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