Published:  03:36 AM, 13 September 2019 Last Update: 03:39 AM, 13 September 2019

Govt to annihilate opposition: BNP

Govt to annihilate opposition: BNP

Shrugging off Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's remark that Awami League does not believe in the politics of vengeance, BNP has alleged that the government is working to eliminate the opposition parties in a planned way.

Party's secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the allegation while addressing a press conference after a joint meeting of the party and its associate bodies at BNP's Nayapaltan central office in the city yesterday.

Mirza Fakhrul said, "I think there's hardly any party in the world like BNP which had to endure so much suffering for establishing democracy. Over 26 lakh leaders and activists of our party have been made accused in around one lakh cases while  over 500 others made disappeared and several hundred have been killed."

He further said, "But it's unfortunate that the Prime Minister told parliament yesterday (Wednesday) that BNP wouldn't have survived had Awami League done the politics of vengeance. She exactly tried to mean that they're working to wipe out our existence. They're working in a planned way to eliminate not only BNP, but also all the opposition parties and dissidents."

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister told parliament that her party does not believe in the politics of killing and vengeance. "Had we done so, there wouldn't have been the existence of BNP in this country because no-one other than us was more subjected to killing, repression and torture by BNP."

Fakhrul alleged that their chairperson Khaleda Zia has been subjected to political vengeance of the government. "She's not getting bail, though she deserves to have it."
The BNP leader regretted that it is now not maintained by the court that all are equal in the eyes of law due to politicization.

He said though the other co-accused of Khaleda Zia in different cases have been granted bail by the court, the BNP chief has been denied it.The BNP leader also said the lower court now cannot take any decision independently without the instruction of the Law Ministry.


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