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Govt scripting new drama to divert BNP’s movement: Fakhrul

UNB . Dhaka
24 Nov 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 24 Nov 2022 00:12:29
Govt scripting new drama to divert BNP’s movement: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government has been preparing the scripts of new dramas to divert their pro-democracy movement to a different direction.

“We’ve seen many incidents, many ups and downs, and repressive acts, loss of lives, enforced disappearances, murders and false and fictitious cases. We’re seeing now that they (AL) are talking about arson violence. We’ve also seen a new drama of snatching militants from the court premises,” he said.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader also said the government has been writing the new drama scripts with an ‘evil’ political motive. “Their main target is to divert the movement that has begun with the core demands of people to a different direction.”

Nagorik Oikya arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club.

Fakhrul said the government has also started indulging in the old game of filing fictitious cases against BNP leaders and activists as part of its move to suppress the opposition.

He said a case was filed by police against 150 people of BNP for hurling a crude bomb at Karwanbazar, but no one saw taking place such an incident there. “The witnesses also know nothing about it as there was no sound of an explosion.”

The BNP leader said already 96 such cases have been filed against 4,500 identified and 10,000 unidentified accused belonging to BNP.

He said the ruling party invents new strategies when the election time comes to cling to power in one way or another.

Fakhrul said a strong movement is the only way to get rid of the current situation. “The only way to remove this regime is forging unity of the people and wage a movement for holding a credible and neutral election.

“A new parliament and a new government will be formed through that election and thus a scope will be created to materialise the dreams of the people,” he hoped.