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Fakhrul finds AL, Covid both ‘monsters’

09 Jun 2021 21:18:39 | Update: 09 Jun 2021 21:18:39
Fakhrul finds AL, Covid both ‘monsters’
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File photo

Describing both Covid-19 and Awami League as ‘enemies’ of the country, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday urged their party leaders and activists to prepare for a "victory" against the “two devils”.

"There’re now two enemies in the country. Awami League is the enemy on one side and Corona is another enemy on the other. These two monsters are destroying everything we have. That’s why we’re being hindered. But we’ve to win and overcome all the barriers,” he said.

Fakhrul made the remarks while speaking at a discussion at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office jointly arranged by Zia Smriti Pathagar and Jatiayatabadi Prakashana Sangstha, marking party founder Ziaur Rahman’s 40th death anniversary.

He called upon the party leaders to get organised to achieve success through a struggle. "There’s no shortcut to achieve a success. When you’ve to fight, you’ve to be fully equipped. We’ve to fight until we achieve the success.”

He said the current government will not easily quit as it has become a ‘dictator. “They know they won’t be able to win any election. So, they’ll play a game and drama in the name of elections, controlling everything as they did in 2014 and 2018.”

Fakhrul slammed his ruling party counterpart Obaidul Quader for what he said spreading lies against BNP and its leaders. “He (Quader) has been carrying out a false campaign like Goebbelsian propaganda.”

The BNP secretary general said, "Goebbels was the propaganda minister of the Nazi fascist Hitler in Germany during the Second World War. Like him, Hasan Mahmud (Info minister) has been lying fluently and calmly. He doesn't say it loudly and angrily, giving an impression that he’s not lying. This is called Goebbelsian propaganda.”

He urged BNP leaders to present the facts and real history before the new generation to counter the ruling party’s “false” campaign against Zia and his party.

Fakhrul also advised party activists to read books more to know about their party founder Ziaur Rahman and the country’s Liberation War alongside reading the books written by Rabindranath Tagore and national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.