BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Thursday said people have got desperate to get rid of the misrule of the Awami League government through a strong street movement.
“The bare face of the government has got exposed to the country’s people despite its huge campaign (of development). People are losing their patience and they want an action to take to the streets for ensuring the fall of this regime,” he said.
Speaking at a rally, the BNP leader also said ousting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the only way to get rid of the current miserable situation in the country.
“But she (PM) won’t resign as long as she has breath. So, we must remove her from power. We now need direct action to take back Bangladesh by toppling Hasina. I urge all to prepare for that,”
The Dhaka south and north units of Jatiyatabadi Swechchasebak Dal arranged the rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club protesting indecent remarks by a ruling party leader against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman.
Gayeshwar, a BNP standing committee member, said, the government gave various bizarre promises to turn Bangladesh into a developed country like Singapore. “In reality, they now turned Bangladesh into Azimpur by trying to make it Singapore.”
He said the government earlier bragged about producing 26,000MW of electricity, although the country needs 11,000MW of electricity. “Now we’re not getting 11,000MW of electricity. But lakhs of crores of taka were plundered in the name of quick rental power plants and the money was siphoned off abroad. The cost of the Padma Bridge was estimated at Tk11,000 crores, but we still don't know how much money has been spent on the construction of this bridge.”
The BNP leader criticised Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal for his comments that contestants in elections should stand with a rifle or a sword if someone comes with a sword and, said it is tantamount to inciting terrorism.
“If we can take swords and rifles in our hands, then we won’t wait till the election as we can oust you before that," he said.
The BNP leader said the CEC made such a comment to terrify people and thus keep the polling stations free from voters during the next election. "Don't think he (CEC) made such a comment unwary incautiously.”