BNP blames govt for attack on students

Staff CorrespondentStaff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 04,2018 | Updated: 23:58, Aug 03,2018


Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. — UNB file photo

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday bashed the government for instigating attack on school students, who took to the streets in protest against the death of two of their fellows in a recent road accident, and for ongoing anarchy in the country’s transport sector.
BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told a news briefing at the party’s central office in Dhaka that a couple of minister were provoking the transport workers to go on work abstention over the issue.
Rizvi claimed that ‘Juba League and Chhatra League’ goons, assisted by police, swooped on the students and beat them in several areas in the capital on Thursday after home minister Asaduzzaman Khan in a speech predicted possible ‘conspiracy and sabotage’ to unstable the government.
The BNP leader claimed that the government deliberated the sabotage to foil the movement of students as it had committed sabotages in the democratic movements earlier.
Rizvi congratulated the students for exposing the key problem of the country to people, saying that the students had shown that the present ‘illegal’ government failed to solve any problem.
He said people should get united and join the ongoing movement to oust the government.
Rizvi strongly condemned attack on a reporter and a cameraman of a private television channel by ‘Chhatra League’ and ‘Juba League’ activists on Thursday.

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