Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday alleged that the government imprisoned the party chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to keep the BNP away from the next general election.
He said this while he was addressing a rally held at Registrar Math in Sylhet city in the afternoon as chief guest.
Demanding immediate release of the party chairperson, he said Awami League government is dreaming of holding another election like the January 5.
Mosharraf said the dream of holding one-party election will not be fulfilled if the BNP participates it.
For this reason, Khaleda Zia was kept in the prison to keep the BNP away from the next general election, Mosharraf said.
He also demanded deployment of army in the upcoming national election.
He also alleged that the incumbent government has destroyed the main three pillars of the country - law, judiciary and executive.
He said the international quarters have already termed the AL-lead government as autocratic.
He further said, ‘the history says no autocratic government can stay in power indefinite period so the present AL-led government will not be able to stay in the power so long.
BNP standing committee members Mirza Abbas, Moyeen Khan, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, vice-chairman Mohammad Shahjahan, Barkat Ullah Bulu, chairperson’s adviser Zaynal Abedin Faruk, publication secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Any, organising secretary Sakhawat Hossain Jiban and assistant organising secretary Dildar Hossain Selim, among others, addressed the programme.
The city BNP president Nasim Hossain presided over the programme that was also addressed by the leaders of different units of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar and Habiganj of the division.