Leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) yesterday called upon all democratic political parties and forces to get united to restore the country’s democracy.Addressing a discussion meeting organised by the BNP to mark the Independence Day, they reiterated the party’s call to hold national elections afresh through talks.
The party leaders demanded carrying out judicial probe into the incident of cyber heist of Bangladesh Bank’s reserve money and questioned as to why BB governor is not arrested despite he resigned from his post taking the responsibility of the incident.
BNP acting secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who presided over the meeting, put emphasis on the need for establishing a pro-people government by restoring the democracy.
“All nationalists, democratic parties and forces have to get united and join the movement to restore the democracy,” he said.
Terming the prevailing situation abnormal, he said many incidents like child killing and rap are being taken place leave the country into ruin.
Referring to killing of college student Tanu after rapping her, Fakhrul said it was not an ordinary matter since it took placer at secured area.
He called upon the people specially the women leaders to rise up to protest against the rap and the murder.
The BNP leader said game of democracy has begun in the country and the government claimed that there is a beautiful democracy in the country.
“Such an Election Commission has been formed that only approves the wishes of the government,” he said.
He accused the government of distorting the history of the war of liberation to establish that it was only the Awami League which only fought in liberation war.
Barrister Moudud Ahmed claimed that BB’s reserve money was not hacked but it was stolen.
“A judicial probe committee led by a former Chief Justice should be formed to investigate into the matter,” he added.
The meeting was held at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh auditorium.
Standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Maj (Retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed, Kallyan Party chief Maj Gen (Retd) Syed Muhammed Ibrahim and Ishtiaque Aziz, among others, also addressed the meeting.