BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that the government has resorted to a repressive path to ‘free’ the country from its opponents.
“The government is filing false cases against our leader Khaleda Zia…there’s no opposition leader who is not facing at least 10-15 cases. The motive behind filing the false cases is to make the country free from politics and opposition party,” he said.
Speaking at a discussion, he also said ‘false’ cases are being filed against opposition men to make sure that the country will only be run by a ‘single party, Awami League’.
Bangladesh Nationalist British Law Students’ Association arranged the programme at the Supreme Court Bar auditorium.
Fakhrul said the current ‘authoritarian regime’ has put the country into a deep crisis by ‘annihilating democracy and imposing its misrule’.
He renewed his party’s call for a dialogue to overcome the crisis through a national consensus.
Mentioning that BNP has no aim to go to power, Fakhrul said, “We want to ensure a proper election system through which power can be handed over in a peaceful way. We also want to protect people’s voting rights so that a representative government is formed.”
He also criticised the government for what he said blocking the release of Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman by showing him arrested in a fresh case. “The move was taken to keep him in jail and harass him with a political motive.” – UNB