Fakhrul vows to continue anti-government movement

| Updated: February 07, 2023 21:12:14

Fakhrul vows to continue anti-government movement

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said that they are determined to make their movement successful by fighting against imprisonment and oppression.

He was speaking at a discussion meeting of BNP marking the party's founder Ziaur Rahman's birth anniversary in the capital's Ramna, reports UNB.

He also vowed to fulfil their 10-point demand. "We must force this government to resign and of course we will force a national election by dissolving Parliament and forming a new Election Commission through a new caretaker government."

"That's why we have to carry forward the ideals of the former president Ziaur Rahman. We have to move forward with his extraordinary courage, his wisdom, his foresight."

Regarding the assets owned by Bangladeshis abroad, Fakhrul said the new leaders of the ruling party Awami League (AL) are purchasing these properties abroad after looting the people's assets.

"Most Bangladeshis bought houses abroad, especially in London. They are the new Awami Leaguers who have looted the country's wealth and are buying these houses," he added.

He said, "People all over the country know that you (AL) are looting the assets."

The BNP leader also denounced the government's move on mandating Bijoy Keyboard for all mobile phones. He said this 'Bijoy Keyboard' is owned by Mustafa Jabbar, who is the Minister of Post, Telecommunication Information Technology.

"It is a rule that a minister can never involve his company in any profitable work of the government. In this case, they are doing such things publicly with official announcements."

Earlier in the day, the leaders and activists of BNP along with the general secretary paid tribute to Zia's grave in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

The party has announced a 10-day programme marking Ziaur Rahman's birth anniversary from January 17.

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