Country's existence to be at stake if movement fails: BNP

Country’s existence to be at stake if movement fails: BNP


BNP’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Tuesday said the existence of the country would be at stake, if the ongoing movement of BNP to protect the democracy and rights of the people fails.
“The movement for democracy becomes harder to wage when a fascist government grabs the power. This struggle may take time to succeed but won’t fail. People will realise their democratic rights through struggle,” he said while addressing a discussion meeting at Jatiya Press Club.Bangladesh Democratic Movement, a social organisation, arranged the meeting with its president HM Harisul Haque in the chair.
The BNP leader observed that it is possible to have democracy and development in the country if the ruling Awami League is out of power.
He emphasised the need to unite country’s 160 million people under the leadership of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to what he said force fascist government out of power and restore democracy and peoples rights.
“The BNP is carrying out the movement to ensure holding a participatory election under a non-partisan government. The movement will succeed,” he said.
He rejected allegation made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina against Khaleda Zia that BNP did not take part in the poll as they wanted emergence of military rule and said his party never favoured the military rule.
Fakhrul alleged that the ruling AL is changing the definition of democracy as they said democracy is not needed for development. “whatever democracy they are speaking about is the regimented democracy,” he added.
He also alleged that the AL had a role in every military rule in the country.
The BNP spokesperson claimed that the country is being run by Rapid Action Battalion and Police not by government and there is no accountability of law enforcers.
Chairman of Islami Oikya Jote Abdul Latif Nezami, secretary general of NAP Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan and secretary general of Bangladesh Democratic Forum Rafiqul Islam, among others, also addressed, on the occasion. – Staff Reporter


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