BNP condemns attack on Bernicat, finds no offence in Khasru’s conversation

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:55, Aug 05,2018

 
 

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. — Focusbangla file photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday condemned the attack on the vehicle of US ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat and accused the ruling party people for the incident.

The party also demanded immediate action against those involved in the incident.

Speaking at a press conference at the party’s central office at Naya Paltan, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also strongly condemned the incident saying that it is tantamount to attack the USA.

‘Bernicat is the representative of the USA. The attack on the US ambassador is tantamount to the attack on that country,’ he said.

Fakrul also regretted that the attack will badly harm Bangladesh image in the international arena. ‘We demand the government immediately identify Awami League cadres who carried out the attack and met out exemplary punishment to them. We also strongly protest and denounce the attack.’

On reported telephone conversation of BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Mirza Fakhrul said there is no offence in the telephone conversation. ‘He asked people to take part in the protests and the entire nation is sympathized to the protests. What’s wrong with urging someone to take part in the protest?’ he said.

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