BNP vice chairman Maj (Retd) Hafiz Uddin Ahmed yesterday alleged that the government is conspiring to remove the mazar of late President Ziaur Rahman from Sher-e-Bangla Nagar out of its political vengeance.“It will also hurt the people if the mazar of Ziaur Rahman is demolished. We condemn the government move,” he told reporters yesterday.
Hafiz’s comments came after news item was published in a Bangla daily yesterday that the government has taken decision to remove all the structures including the mazar of Ziaur Rahman built in the Sangsad Bhaban complex outside the design of architect Louis I. Kahn.
The retired army official said there is no elected government in the country and the present government is controlled by police force.
“They do not bother about the feelings of the ordinary masses. The ruling Awami League has given licence to police arrest opposition leaders and activists,” he added.
Hafiz claimed that the law and order situation has been deteriorated in the country. “Enforced disappearances, killings and repressions against women and children have increased many folds,” he said.
He regretted that an elderly leader like MK Anwar has been languishing in jails implicating him in “false cases.”
“The government with all its repressive measure would not bale to survive,” he said.
Asked whether the BNP would take part in the local government polls under party symbol, he said decision in this regard would be taken after the return of party chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Replying to a question, he said the government would be forced to quit through movement if its fails to respond the proposal of Kaleda Zia to hold a national dialogue to resolve the current political impasse.
Meanwhile, BNP standing committee member Brig Gen (Retd) ASM Hannan Shah at a discussion meeting yesterday said the people are fade up with repression unleashed by the government.
He alleged that the ruling party has turned into a haven of terrorists and people are suffering from sense of insecurity.
Jatiyatabadi Zia Samaj Kallayan Parishad organised the meeting at the Press Club to mark the revolutionary and solidarity day.