Dhaka, Sept 17 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury on Tuesday said their party is going to intensify the movement for having its Chairperson Khaleda Zia freed from jail.
“Khaleda Zia’s release, restoration of people’s voting rights and freedom of speech are now interlinked. People will get back their rights if she is freed,” he said.
Speaking at a human-chain programme, the BNP leader further said, “We’ve been on a movement and it’ll continue until our leader Khaleda Zia is freed. We’ll intensify the movement to take her back to democracy-loving people.”
Jatiyatabadi Tanti Dal arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club, demanding Khaleda’s release from jail.
Khosru, a BNP standing committee member, said the current government is only indulging in plundering while different state agencies are now running the country.
“The country is not being run by politicians, and this practice must be stopped. People won’t accept it,” he observed.
The BNP leader said the government has now become dependent on the state agencies as it has got isolated from people.
He said their party will surely rebound as it has been doing politics in favour of democracy, people and their rights. “But it’ll be difficult for Awami League to get public support as it rigged votes and snatched people’s rights.”
Khosru said BNP has become a very stronger party now as its leaders and activists did not left the party despite being subjected to serious repressive acts over the last one decade. “They (BNP leaders and activists) have now become like solid gold enduring repression, harassment and facing false cases.”
He warned that Awami League must be accountable to people someday for its ‘misdeeds’ and ‘misrule’.