Unite to begin anti-govt movement: BNP

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:13, Oct 21,2020


Bangladesh Nationalist Party vicechairman Mohammad Shahjahan on Tuesday called on the people to get united to wage a movement against the Awami League government.

While addressing a human chain formed in front of Jatrabari High School in Dhaka, Shahjahan said that the Awami League government would not fulfil the demand of the people, because the government assumed power without public mandate and it had no commitment to the voters.

Jatrabari thana BNP organised the programme demanding the cancellation of the result of Dhaka-5 by-election held on Saturday.

BNP held countrywide protests rejecting results of three by-elections that have been held recently.

Shahjahan complained that ruling party leaders and activists had manipulated the by-elections through stuffing ballot boxes, casting multiple votes for a candidate and intimidating voters. 

Joint general secretary of BNP Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal said that the Awami League had failed to introduce good governance in the country.

The whole country is engulfed in corruptions and the government fails to stop rape and repression against women as in most of the cases the ruling party men are involved, Moazzem Hossain said.

Chaired by Jatrabari thana BNP president Anwar Hossain Sarder, joint secretary general of the party Habib Un Nabi Khan Sohel, BNP candidate for Dhaka-5 by-election Salauddin Ahmed and central leader Rafiqul Alam Majnu spoke at the human chain.

BNP chairperson’s media cell member Syrul Kabir Khan told New Age that leaders and activists hold protests in most of the upazilas, except some upazilas where they were reportedly obstructed by ruling party activists.

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