Govt will have to face ouster movement: FakhrulNew Age Online
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has cautioned the Awami League-led government that it will face a one-point oust-government movement after Eid if it does not concede to the demand of election-time non-party government.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said if good sense prevails with the government it will accept the opposition’s demand for holding the next general elections under a non-party neutral caretaker government.
Otherwise, he threatened that the government would have to face ‘one-point’ movement after Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid is likely to be celebrated on August 9 depending on the sighting of the moon.
Fakhrul made the remarks while talking to reporters on the premises of the grave of late president Ziaur Rahman, founder of BNP, in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.
Earlier, the BNP acting secretary general along with leaders and activists of Doctors Association of Bangladesh, a platform of BNP-leaning physicians, placed wreaths and offered fateha at Zia’s graveside to mark the 24th founding anniversary of DAB.
Asked about ruling AL‘s claim that they erected billboards, highlighting government’s achievements, to counter falsehood spread by BNP, Fakhrul said people have ‘already seen through their lies’.
He said people have given their verdict on the government in five city corporation elections.
He said, ‘there is not any sector where the government has not failed.’ He added the incumbents have caused major harm to democracy.
Fakhrul said the current movement to protect people’s voting rights would be intensified in the days ahead. He claimed that people in the recent five city polls have given their verdict to hold the next general elections under a non-party caretaker government.
DAB president Abdul Aziz and secretary general AZM Zahid Hossain were among others present at the programme at Zia’s graveside.
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