BNP Standing Committee Member Abdul Moyeen Khan on Sunday warned that people will not leave streets until the government steps down. He said this while addressing a brief rally prior to a scheduled road march in Bagar Bazar area in Trishal of Mymensingh on Sunday morning. “Today we have taken to the streets, take oath…we won’t leave the streets until our leader Begum Khaleda Zia is released and the government now in power without people’s mandate quits,” he said. BNP leader's house 'vandalised' in Chattogram's Mirsharai The BNP’s senior leader claimed that the people of the country expressed no-confidence in the government and they (govt) don’t have right to stay in power. “The sooner they quit power; the better it will be for the country.” Another standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan said the movement will intensify in the coming days. “Because people want to live, the poor people of this country have no way to live anymore. People will not be able to survive amid such hike in prices of essentials. ” ‘PM lied about Khaleda Zia out of political vendetta’: Fakhrul “ So you(people) have to topple the government and establish a caretaker government once you want to exercise your franchise, lead a better life and live with dignity.” BNP arranged the road march demanding resignation of the government, dissolution of the parliament, elections under neutral government, formation of new election commission and release of Khaleda Zia. No escape if next election is rigged: Amir Khasru Earlier, the party held a similar road march in Sylhet on September 21, on September 23 in Barishal and on September 26 in Khulna . Chaired by Mymensingh south district unit BNP President Dr Mahbubur Rahman Liton, party’s Joint Secretary General Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, Treasure Rashiduzzaman Millat, Organizing Secretary Syed Emran Saleh Prince and Assistant Organizing Secretary Shariful Alam, among others spoke at the brief rally. Downfall of govt is inevitable: Nazrul Islam Khan
Miscreants vandalised the house of a local BNP leader in Chattogram’s Mirsharai upazila on Friday night. The victim leader is Shahidul Islam Chowdhury, convener of Mirsarai Upazila BNP unit. A group of youths attacked Shahidul Islam’s house around 9 pm on Friday, Zahidul Islam Chowdhury, younger brother of the victim, alleged on Saturday. The criminals also vandalised lights, CCTV cameras and furniture of the house during the attack, he claimed. Upazila BNP convenor Shahidul Islam Chowdhury said that the attack was carried out by the ruling party men who were afraid of the ongoing movement of BNP. “My house was attacked several times and set on fire before. So, we are not afraid of these”, he added.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the prime minister has lied about Khaleda Zia out of political vendetta. The BNP secretary general made the remarks while responding to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's statement in an interview with Voice of America at the “Sramik-Karmochary” convention on Saturday afternoon. Also read: Khaleda Zia has been kept captive to remain in power: Fakhrul “Sheikh Hasina spoke to VOA today. She is completely lying,” said Fakhrul. “There is no corruption case against Khaleda Zia. The money that they say is Tk 2.33 crore has now gone over Tk 8 crore... It's in the bank. Begum Khaleda Zia has been detained with false cases so that she cannot do politics only because of political vendetta,” he said. Also read: Assassination threat made against PM at BNP rally: Fakhrul slammed for ‘sharing stage’ with threat issuer Blaming the government for the critical health condition of Khaleda Zia, who is undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital, the BNP secretary general said, "This government is unjustly imprisoning her in a false case and pushing her to death without giving her a chance to be treated." "This government is a terrible monster, a looter, a government like ‘borgis’. They are smuggling wealth abroad and building gardens. And in my country, people are helpless and hungry,” Fakhrul continued. Urging the workers to unite, he said, "This working class has fought for democracy in the past. I believe that the workers will play a leading role this time.” "In Sha Allah, our victory is certain. We will be able to resign this government and free the country's leader Begum Khaleda Zia." Also read: Govt is letting big powers to make Bangladesh a battleground for their supremacy: Fakhrul The convention was jointly organized by Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal and Sammilik Sramik Parishad on the road in front of Ideal School and College in Motijheel to fulfill the one-point demand of “Commodity Price, Wage Commission, National Pay Scale, Minimum Wages, Labour Situation and Resignation of the Government”. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal leader ASM Abdur Rob and Nagorik Oikya President Mahmudur Rahman Manna, spoke at the programme, among others.
A new student alliance named ‘Anti-fascist students’ solidarity’ was formed with a view to establishing voting rights, against terrorism and occupation on campuses, universal education and democratic state in the country. Under this banner, 15 student bodies formed the front through a joint declaration at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in Segunbagicha area on Friday. BNP’s student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal General Secretary Saif Mahmud Jewel announced the alliance on behalf of the representatives of the students’ bodies. He said, “I’m simultaneously announcing an active student organisation in the name of ‘anti-fascist students’ solidarity’ to form a greater student movement on nine points –chart including establishing voting rights.” Read: 14-party alliance to hold rally in capital on Monday The demands included improving the quality of education, forming a national translation organization to build the education system through mother language, learning of merit and ability and creating employment, recognizing all races constitutionally, holding students’ council elections, ensuring co-stay of all student organizations in educational institutions. Their demands also included endorsing 31 point anti-government demand, release of Khaleda Zia and abolishment of Cyber Security Act. The students’ bodies are Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, Chhatra Federation, Chhatra Adhikar Parishad, Chhatra League (JSD), Gonotantrik Chhatra Dal (LDP), Nagorik Chhatra Oikya, Jagpa Chhatra League, Chhatra Forum (Gono Forum Montu), Bhasani Chhatra Parishad, Jatiya Chhatra Samaj (Kazi Zafar), Jatiya Chhatra Samaj (BJP-Partha), Jagpa Chhatra League (Khandaker Lutfar), Chhatra Jamiat Bangladesh, Biplobi Chhatra Sanghati and Rashtra Reform Movement. Read: Leftists in AL-led alliance on state visit to China Three coordinators elected from the alliance are JCD Acting President Rashed Iqbal Khan, Student Federation President Mashiur Rahman Richard and Chhatra Adhikar Parishad General Secretary Ariful Islam Adib. JCD leader Jewel will perform duty as spokesman of the alliance while central presidents and general secretaries of the all organizations as members of the central coordinating council. Read more: BNP-Jamaat is an alliance of killers, don't vote for them: PM Hasina at London reception
BNP Secretary General Mirza Farkhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that party Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been kept captive as it will be difficult for the government to remain in power once she is freed. The democracy of the country will remain freed and voting rights of people won’t be snatched away once Begum Zia remains out of jail, he said. Fakhrul came up with the remarks while addressing a rally organised by Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal demanding release of Khaleda Zia, withdrawal of all cases against Tarique Rahman and resignation of the government at the party’s central office in Nayapaltan on Friday afternoon. He said Khaleda Zia, who fought for democracy throughout her life, has been kept captive. Read: No escape if next election is rigged: Amir Khasru “The government will approve the appeal placed by her family for taking her abroad for an advanced treatment,” he hoped. Fakhrul said Friday’s event by the Mohila Dal has added further courage when the people of the country have woken up against this fascist government. Mothers and sisters are not safe from the repression of the government and they have been detained in the name of cyber security act. They are being beaten to death for upholding truth through writeups, he alleged. Read: Downfall of govt is inevitable: Nazrul Islam Khan Addressing the suffering of the people caused by price hikes, the BNP leader said nobody is abiding by the government-fixed prices and Awami League’s syndicate is all-pervasive. Urging the people to be united to overthrow the government, he said that the independence of the country will vanish once the government comes to power further. Chaired by Mahila Dal President Afroza Abbas, BNP standing committee Member Selima Rahman, chairperson’s adviser Afroza Akter Rita, Publicity Secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anee and the party’s leader Helen Zerin Khan, among others, spoke at the rally. Read more: Govt has turned Bangladesh into ‘Hirak Rajar Desh’: Abbas
BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, who has been undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka, was transferred to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) from a cabin on Friday afternoon. "Khaleda Zia was transferred to the CCU in the afternoon as per the recommendation of her medical board,” said her personal physician AZM Zahid Hossain. The 78-year-old former prime minister has been suffering from various ailments, including liver cirrhosis, arthritis, diabetes, kidney, lung, heart, and eye problems. Read: Rizvi calls on govt to take immediate action to save Khaleda Zia The BNP chairperson has been hospitalised since August 9. Last week, she was transferred to the CCU from the cabin twice due to her deteriorating physical condition. On the other hand, her younger brother Shamim Iskander appealed to the Home Ministry for permanent release to take her abroad for an advanced treatment. Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said that the appeal was forwarded to the Home Ministry and a decision regarding the appeal will be given soon after scrutinising it.Since her conditional release in 2020, the BNP chief has been receiving treatment at the hospital under a medical board headed by cardiologist Prof Shahabuddin Talukder. Read: Khaleda Zia taken back to cabin from CCU Khaleda was sent to the Old Dhaka Jail after a lower court sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018. Later, she was found guilty in another corruption case the same year. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government temporarily freed Khaleda Zia from jail through an executive order suspending her sentence on March 25, 2020, with the condition that she stays in her Gulshan house and does not leave the country. Read more: Application must be submitted to Home Ministry to allow Khaleda Zia to go abroad for better treatment: Law Minister
BNP standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury said on Thursday that the democratic countries are keeping a closer watch on Bangladesh regarding next elections. "In the upcoming election, anyone attempting to manipulate the process will face severe consequences," said the BNP leader while addressing a rally organised by Dhaka district BNP at Aminbazar in Dhaka. Also read: Next polls will be held as per constitution: Obaidul Quader The BNP leader also demanded unconditional release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and resignation of the Awami League government. "They are being warned time and again that those involved, whether directly or indirectly, in election fraud, cannot escape the consequences," Khasru, a BNP standing committee member, said. “Everyone is becoming increasingly concerned. While they may appear courageous outwardly, their inner resolve is far from steadfast." Also read: Conspiracy can’t foil next elections: Hasan Mahmud Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s selfie with US President Joe Biden, he said: "While all the world leaders have already returned to their respective countries following the United Nations General Assembly in Washington, the Prime Minister of our unelected government is still in Washington." “You can imagine how dire the situation is! Even the simple act of taking selfies isn't yielding results,” he said adding, “the international community has now realised the true colour of Awami League." Also read: Election won't stop even if BNP doesn't join: Salman F Rahman During his address, the BNP leader called for the resignation of the government. “Election must be conducted under a neutral government [so that] the nation can have an elected government and parliament that will be answerable to the people," Khasru said. Presided over by Dhaka district BNP president Khandaker Abu Ashraf and moderated by Dhaka district BNP general secretary Ripon Roy, the rally was also addressed by BNP standing committee member Selima Rahman. Also read: Downfall of govt is inevitable: Nazrul Islam Khan
Not only the people of the country but also the democratic world does not want to see this government in power anymore, said BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday."The downfall of this government is inevitable,” said Nazrul. Also read: Govt will fail to suppress opposition movement: Nazrul Islam Khan"Our movement is for one-point demand and our demand is legitimate. We are with the people, and the people are with us. This government will fall. Those who are participating in the movement for its downfall will one day take pride in saying that they brought down this government,” he said at a programme organised to demand the resignation of the government at Gabtoli Bus Terminal in Dhaka.Dhaka North BNP organised the programme. Also read: Some people have become rich through ‘mega corruption’, says BNP leader NazrulBNP Standing Committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan attended the programme as the chief guest."In such a situation, even if all the democratic parties in the country come together, they cannot allow any election to be held under this government. The current situation in the country has brought the people to the brink. The rising prices of commodities have pushed them against the wall,” said Nazrul."History testifies that BNP can establish democracy, and in the future, BNP will also be able to do so,” he said. Also read: Govt making a joke about constitution: NazrulNazrul said democracy would be established under the leadership of Tarique Rahman.The programme was presided over by Acting Convener of BNP Metropolitan North Unit Farhad Halim Donar and moderated by Member Secretary Aminul Haque,The programme was addressed, among others, by BNP Standing Committee member Selima Rahman.
The government has turned the country into ‘Hirak Rajar Desh’ and it will meet the same fate as Hirak Raja, said BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas on Tuesday. “Bangladesh did not become independent to establish anyone’s one-party rule. Bangladesh became independent to ensure democracy, freedom of speech and right to franchise. It’s not a kingdom of any king or queen and not to turn a ‘Hirak Rajar Desh’,” he said. The BNP leader came up with the remarks while addressing a road march programme of the party at Jhenaidah bus terminal. Rizvi calls on govt to take immediate action to save Khaleda Zia The BNP road march started at 11:45 am from Jhenaidah town and will end at Khulna via Jashore and Magura. He also urged the leaders and activists of BNP to get prepared to topple the government. Abbas also said that the health condition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is critical. The BNP leader alleged that the government has made the country bankrupt through money laundering. “When we raise our voice, the law enforcement agencies arrest us and sent to jail. These will not be tolerated in an independent country,” he said. BNP postpones Aminbazar rally after denied permission Once the amount of Bangladesh’s defaulted loan Tk 21,000 crore and now it stands at Tk 109 thousand crore. “People want to know where this money has gone?” he added. Earlier on September 18, BNP announced a 15-day programme till October 3, including road marches, as part of their ongoing one point-movement demanding resignation of the government. US sanctions made govt lose its sanity: Fakhrul The programme was extended by two days till October 5 on Thursday.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday called on the government to take immediate action to save Khaleda Zia or they will be held accountable. "She's a woman and a former prime minister. Take action now to save her without delay. Otherwise, the government will have to take responsibility," he said. Also read: Govt has nothing to do about Khaleda’s treatment abroad: Law Minister The BNP leader said this after visiting BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia along with the party's health affairs secretary Dr Rafiqul Islam at Evercare Hospital on Monday afternoon. Coming out of the hospital, Rizvi said, "Khaleda Zia's health condition is critical. The doctors are asking to take her abroad because after doing their best here, they realise that she needs better treatment." Also read: Khaleda Zia taken back to cabin from CCU At that time, Rizvi sought prayers from the countrymen for Khaleda Zia's recovery. Confirming the matter, Dr Rafiqul Islam said that her condition has been very bad in the last few days. She is under the doctor's special observation. Also read: Khaleda Zia now taken back to cabin from CCU