BNP on Wednesday dismissed the ruling party’s allegation that BNP is doing politics over the quota movement.
Speaking at a human chain programme, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir rather accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of making a U-turn on her promise to revoke the quota in public jobs.
“We would like to clearly say we’re not doing politics over quota or our leader Khaleda Zia’s health condition. We’re only presenting the truth before people as it’s our duty as a major political party,” he said.
Bangladesh Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club demanding unconditional release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her better treatment.
Fakhrul said unemployed youths were on a movement with their justified demand for reforming the quota system. “Out of her anger, the Prime Minister in parliament promised to abolish the quota. Now she has made a U-turn saying she can’t go beyond the High Court order.”
He said there is an observation of the High Court about freedom fighter’s quota, not any order. “You (PM) are talking about court only when it will go in your favour.”
He said the government has become so arrogant that it is not providing treatment to a ‘three-time’ elected Prime Minister and a popular leader, Khaleda Zia and kept her in solitary confinement in jail.
The BNP leader said the government is making ‘false’ statements that Khaleda Zia’s health condition is good. “But you’re not allowing her physicians and family members to meet her. You’ve kept us and the nation in dark about her health condition.”
He demanded the government immediately ensure better treatment of Khaleda.
About upcoming three city polls, Fakhrul alleged that the government is making a ‘mockery’ in the name of election.
He warned the government that people are getting ready and united to put up a strong resistance against it.