রোববার, ০৩ মার্চ ২০২৪ , ১৯.ফাল্গুন.১৪৩০

Staff Correspondent

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BNP’s movement still on, fresh programme in the works : Rizvi

BNP’s movement still on, fresh programme in the works : Rizvi
Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, file photo

BNP senior leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Saturday (13 January) said their party is formulating fresh programmes to gear up the movement demanding a fresh election under a non-partisan government.

"Surely, we're (thinking of) various programmes...our leaders are sitting almost every day...we'll inform you once our programmes are finalised," he said.

Speaking at a press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan central office, the BNP leader also said their party is still continuing its movement with various programmes. "We have the political parties with us... we have issues to talk to them... we will talk to everyone and formulate the fresh programmes, and then inform you."

He said that the ruling party is now celebrating by forming a government with illegal entities. "Such a festival of the ruling party will one day be the festival of the people through their (AL's) defeat and through their fall."

The BNP leader said that the ruling party is rejoicing by depriving the people of their right to vote by conducting one-sided elections, just as ferocious and bloodthirsty animals like wolves and lions catch prey and feast on it.

"The pleasure they take in preying on people will one day lead to dire consequences for them. On that day the people will be victorious," he warned.

Rizvi said people's justified movement for justice and democracy will never go in vain. "It is a record of history and it is a testimony of history. The people are not defeated...evil forces can restrain the wave of people for a while but they won't be able to stop it.

He alleged that their party's jailed leaders and workers have been staying in a suffocating atmosphere as the prisons have become Hitler's concentration camps.

"The highest level of oppression has been applied there (in jails), taking away all basic human rights of (the prisoners belonging to the opposition parties)," the BNP leader said.

He also claimed jailed senior BNP leaders, including its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Standing Committee members Mirza Abbas and Amir Khosru Mahmud

"The highest record number of people died in custody in a few weeks. Sheikh Hasina's jail is only comparable to the brutal persecution of Hitler's concentration camps," the BNP leader observed.

He said the dummy government felt the warmth of illegal power by unleashing the law enforcers against the common people, but the farmers, labourers, day laborers and low-income people are going through serious ordeals due to shivering cold, especially in the northern part of the country.

"I call upon the rich people and the leaders and workers of BNP to stand by the helpless people," Rizvi said.