PM decides to eliminate opposition for unilateral polls: BNP

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:16, Sep 06,2018 | Updated: 16:15, Sep 06,2018


Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. -- New Age file photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina had taken decision to eliminate opposition across the country to hold 'voter less unilateral' general elections.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party's central office made the remarks.

He claimed that so far over 1500 leaders and activists of the party were arrested across the country in two weeks.

1,200 cases were filed accusing 11,000 mentioning names while accused 80,000 without naming, he said.

Rizvi said the party's leaders and activists across the country had to choose hiding life leaving houses and families.

He said uniformed and plainclothes police raided the residences of BNP leaders every night saying, the law enforcers were misbehaving with family members in the name of search apart from arrest and filing cases unabatedly.

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