Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB) - Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad on Tuesday said that the people of the country like to see JP in power as they are waiting to cast their votes for 'Plough', his party’s poll symbol.
Ershad made the claim while speaking at a meeting with the senior leaders Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish held in the city’s Banani area.
He also urged the JP leaders and activists to work for victory facing all conspiracies.
Ershad also asked the party men to work with sincerity.
Jatiya Party Secretary General ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar, Presidium member Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, Sunil Shubho Roy, Major (retd) Khaled Akhter and Shafiqul Islam Sentu were present at the meeting.
Besides, Senior Nayeb-e Ameer Maulana Ismail Nurpuri of Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish was present there with others members of the party.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB) - The High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed and its law affairs secretary Sanaullah Miah in three separate cases filed with Hatirjheel and Khilgaon Police stations.
An HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Kashefa Hossain passed the order after the BNP leaders surrendered before the court and prayed for bail in the cases.
Of the cases, two was filed with Khilgaon Police Station against Sanaullah Miah on September 20 on charges of preventing police from discharging their duty and the other was filed against Moudud with Hatirjheel Police Station on October 1 for “instigating” subversive activities.
Barrister AKM Ehsanur Rahman, who stood for the BNP leaders, said the HC granted them bail until the submission of the charge-sheets in the cases.
Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – BNP on Monday called ‘delirium’ Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment that the ‘poor presence’ of people in the party’s Suhrawardy Udyan rally exposed its unpopularity.
“The Awami League general secretary said the poor presence of people in BNP’s rally has proved that its popularity decreased. It’s his delirium out of frustration seeing the presence of huge people in the rally,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
He came up with the remarks while speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
Rizvi alleged that police arrested their party’s around 400 leaders and activists on their way to and from the Suhrawardy Udyan rally. “Despite the government’s various obstructions, huge people joined the rally, making the government scared.”
He criticised the government for arresting their party leaders and activists, saying it will not be able to suppress the party with its repressive acts.
The BNP leader said such arrest from a peaceful programme will only encourage their party men to put up a strong resistance against the government.
He demanded the government immediately release the arrested party leaders and activists.
Rizvi, on behalf of party acting chairman and secretary general, greeted BNP leaders and activists for making their rally a success with their spontaneous presence.
Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Monday said their party will be there in the frontline of a movement to be launched under ‘Greater Unity’ platform to force the government to hold a credible national election.
“We’re saying from BNP’s side we’re not only willing to forge a greater unity, but also want to remain in the frontline of the movement to be launched by the unity. We’ll take part in all the action programmes on the streets,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the comment while speaking at a discussion arranged by Sammilita Chhatra Forum at the Jatiya Press Club, demanding the release of Khaleda Zia and other detained BNP leaders.
Nazrul, a BNP standing committee member, said their chairperson Khaleda Zia called for forging a greater unity in 2016 to realise various demands, including the resignation of the government, holding the polls under a non-party administration, dissolution of parliament and deployment of army.
“We now see left political parties Jukta Front and Dr Kamal Hossain’s Oikya Prokriya are also making the same demands. Since our demands are identical, we can certainly carry out a struggle together.”
The BNP leader said all the political parties, except the ruling party and its some allies, social organisations, Sujan, TIB and Ain o Salish Kendra are of the same opinion that it is not possible to hold the national election in a fair and credible manner under a partisan government.
“The administration, police and court can’t protect the government since people have taken their position against it,” he warned.
Nazrul urged the people of all walks of life to get united and take to the steers to foil the government’s any plot to hold a ‘farcical’ election like the January-5, 2014 one.
He said their party wants to join the next polls as it believes change of power through polls. “But we’re not interested in taking part in any farce or game in the name of an election.”
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Sunday said the government must restore people’s voting rights by holding the next election under a non-party administration.
“Democracy in the country will be ruined if the misrule returns. That’s why we call for forging a unity,” he said.
Speaking at a youths’ rally, the BDB chief further said, “No threat will work and the polls must be arranged under a neutral government and people’s voting rights will have to be restored.”
BDB's associate body 'Projonmo Bangladesh' arranged the programme at Chairmanbari field in Banani.
B Chowdhury, also the chairman of Jukta Front, urged the government to take the responsibility of people and voters coming out of the politics of power. “Try to ease the sufferings of people and their agonies.”
He said this is not fair that it is only the ruling party will speak up and hold rallies as per their whims gaging the voice of other parties. “It’s an undemocratic practice and misrule. This is not democracy, its’ a deception with people. It can’t be continued.”
Narrating various scams in different finical sectors, including the banking one, the Jukta Front chief said the current regime is the ‘most corrupt’ one.
B Chowdhury, also a former president, said corruption will be removed from the country, and Bangladesh will turn into a happy and prosperous one as the youth have woken up.
He alleged that the government has stood against people’s unity and as the ruling party leaders are talking about resisting it.
Accusing the government of politicising the administration, the BDB chief urged the government officials, including law enforcers, to play a neutral role during the election.
He urged the youth to get united to thwart any kind of plot. “No conspiracy will work if the youth remain united.”