BNP senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday alleged that the government has let loose law enforcers like "hyenas" against its leaders and activists out of fear of facing public wraths.
“The Illegal political forces are always sacred of facing public wraths. They get terrified with the loud voices of people. That’s why they've let loose the law enforcement agencies like hyenas to foil BNP’s different programmes,” he said.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, Rizvi also said the government is shedding the blood of opposition activists through attacking political programmes of the opposition by law enforcers at different parts of the country.
He accused the government of establishing its control over every constitutional institution from the Election Commission to the judiciary by appointing people who hold the spirit of Awami League. “The entire nation has been colonised by the government by placing its own people everywhere.
The BNP leader said the government has obliterated democracy and snatched the civic and voting rights of people by usurping power.
“They (govt) are using the state machinery to brutally suppress the democracy-loving dissidents. The same way, they’re now using its cadres and police force to obstruct BNP programmes across the country,” he observed.
The BNP leader said police and the ruling party cadres resorted to various repressive acts to foil their rallies arranged for protesting the hike in daily essential in Dhaka’s Savar, Patuakhali, Magura and Jhalakati.
He said police attacked their party’s peaceful rally on Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Savar without any provocation. “They charged batons on our leaders and activists, leaving at least 15 of them injured.”
He said their party’s around 50 leaders and activists were injured in Patuakhali as police and the ruling party activists attacked their rally there.