Dhaka – BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the anti-Awami League sentiment is developing across the country and the party will face its existence crisis if the people’s demand is not met.
“Awami League will face its existence crisis soon after dissolution of the parliament on October 24. The people are prepared to ensure stepping-down of the government through intensive movement after the Eid,” he warned.
“Final round game has already been started. Only seven days are left for step-down of the ruling Awami League. We have no alternative but to win the game,” he observed.
Mirza Fakhrul, the opposition spokesperson, was addressing a joint meeting organised by the Dhaka City Unit BNP at Bhasani auditorium in the capital on Monday afternoon.
He said obstruction may be created on the way of holding the 18-party’s public meeting in the capital on October 25. There is no alternative before the opposition but to march forward, he said.
“Our party chief will announce our last course of action from the rally. We will have to throng the street making the antigovernment movement a success,” he added.
Alamgir said the people have turned against the Awami League due to its repressive activities on the people.
“We wanted to sit across the table to overcome the crisis over non-party caretaker government issue. But the government has denied us the path of peaceful general election,” he blamed.
He criticised the government for its claim that the country will turn into a militant state if BNP comes to power. The government is engaged in activities to mislead the people in the country and abroad spreading propaganda against BNP politics, he alleged.
Awami League wants to hold the national poll keeping BNP aside form the election process and so it did not reach a consensus with opposition over election time CG provision, he blamed.
Awami League will meet its fag end if betrays the people at the time out its departure. It will not be allowed to flee the country without meeting the peoples’ demand to hold the next general election under a non-party CG oversight, he warned.
Addressing the same programme, BNP vice chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka asked his party men to be equipped with sharp weapon to face the anti-movement elements on the streets on October 25.
“We don’t want to take arms in our hand first but will pay befitting replay if anyone launches attack on us on that day,” he said adding that we will stage our rally on October 25 in the capital but permission is yet to be given. I expect that the permission will be given immediately.
The government wants to take control in the capital after October 25. We want to launch a tough movement in a bid to smash Awami League forces. He asked the members of law enforcement agencies not to take roles against people.
We will take action against those law enforces who will take anti-people role during our movement over CG issue,” he said sounding a not of caution.
City BNP leaders Abdus Salam among others spoke at the programme.