Restoring democracy and releasing Khaleda Zia BNP’s main challenge : Fakhrul
Shafiqul Islam (Shafiq)
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that restoring democracy and releasing Khaleda Zia is the biggest challenge for the BNP now. Today people are deprived of the right to vote. Elections do not take place; the Election Commission has become a completely obedient institution. The entire administration and judiciary has been factionalized. In the overall sense, a disguised one-party dictatorship has been established here.
He said this while handing over a wreath at Ziaur Rahman’s shrine in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on the occasion of BNP’s 43rd founding anniversary. Top leaders of the party, including Mirza Fakhrul, went to Zia’s shrine with a small number of leaders and activists as there was a ban on rallies in the vicinity of the parliamentary constituency.
They stood in silence for a while and offered special prayers for the forgiveness of Zia’s soul. Later, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir answered the questions of the journalists. Asked whether there was Ziaur Rahman’s body in the grave, he said, I think it is difficult for us to answer these questions. Inferior people give birth to inferior offspring and, thus, propagate their inferiority.
Mirza Fakhrul said the BNP has fallen to 44 years today after 43 years of struggle. Now the big challenge in front of the BNP is to restore democracy in the country and free Begum Khaleda Zia, the uncompromising leader of democracy.
Today we have false cases against 35 lakh people, more than 500 of our leaders and workers have gone missing, thousands of leaders and workers have been killed, yet the BNP is undoubtedly standing on its own two feet today, he said. The BNP is doing its job even within a limited range.
Later, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also laid a wreath at Ziaur Rahman’s shrine. The party’s volunteer affairs secretary Mir Sarafat Ali Sopu and Dhaka district general secretary Khandaker Abu Ashfaq were present at the time. Dhaka City North-South BNP and Juba Dal also presented wreaths separately.