BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday (January 01, 2023) said the implementation of the 10 points to oust the Awami League government is the main challenge for their party in the year 2023.
"Our challenge in the coming days is to implement the 10 points. We also must free our leader (Khaleda Zia) and bring Tarique Rahman back to the country to give him the opportunity to do politics freely,” he said.
Speaking at a rally, the BNP leader also said they will have to have all the arrested party leaders and workers, including Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and standing committee member Mirza Abbas, freed from jail.
“To do this, the current government has to be removed from power as soon as possible. So, we must get united and move forward with courage to implement the 10 points and bring about a change through it,” he observed.
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Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal arranged the rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club marking its 44th founding anniversary.
Earlier on December 10 last, BNP announced a 10-point charter of demands, including the resignation of the Awami League government and the restoration of the election-time caretaker government system, to restore democracy in the country.
Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said Bangladesh has been passing through a critical time as democracy, the main spirit of the Liberation War, is now destroyed.
He said the country’s people will oust the Awami League government through a united movement to establish a pro-people government. “We’ll build the country based on the 27-point outline of our party when a government is established. The darkness will end inshallah.”
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The BNP leader said their party together with the country’s people, especially the students, will create a history by bringing a change in the government through simultaneous movement.
Slamming the government for what he said its repressive acts, he said Awami League will no longer be able to cling to power by suppressing the opposition leaders and activists and arresting and sending them to jail.
“You (govt) could not suppress our movement despite resorting to various repressive acts. People have already taken to the streets and you won’t be spared this time,” the BNP leader observed.
2023 to be the year of patriotic people’s success:
Earlier, BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy said 2023 will be the year of success for patriotic people.
“Our goal is to achieve success… we hope that the year 2023 will be the year of success for the patriotic people of Bangladesh. This will also be the year of getting the final result of the movement for the restoration of democracy,” he said.
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The BNP leader came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths together with the leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave, marking the founding anniversary of the party’s student body.
Gayeshwar said the students played a key role in everything the nation achieved since the Language Movement in 1952.
He said the people expect that the students will also now play the main role in restoring democracy and a pro-people government in the country. “We hope that the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal will meet that expectation of people.
“The spirit of restoring democracy and protesting injustice can never be suppressed,” the BNP leader said.
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