• Friday, Jan 28, 2022
  • Last Update : 03:32 am

Rizvi: Govt imprisoned Khaleda to hold 'midnight election'

  • Published at 03:12 pm April 26th, 2019
web-BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi s
File photo of BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Collected

He made the comments at a protest rally held with demands of BNP Chairperson Khaleda's release on Friday

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was imprisoned so the government could conduct its "midnight election", BNP Senior Joint Secretary General, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, has claimed.

"Khaleda Zia was jailed under false charges, using state powers and by intimidating the court, so the government could carry out the polls at midnight," Rizvi said, after holding a protest rally in front of the BNP central headquarters in Naya Paltan, Dhaka, on Friday.

The rally - held with demands of Khaleda Zia's unconditional release and proper medical treatment - started and ended in front of the central headquarters, after circling the Nightingale intersection.

"This election was won by law enforcement officers stuffing ballot papers under the cover of darkness," Rizvi said at the rally. 

Rape and murder of women have risen due to the unaccountability of the current government, Rizvi claimed. "Recently, Nusrat Jahan Rafi became victim to a horrific crime because of the government's misrule."

People fear for the safety and security of their lives because of the misrule, he added. 

"When a politically connected person commits a crime, all is excused; yet, the opposition party leaders who stand for justice are regularly persecuted," Rizvi said. "Their ultimate destination is the jail."

Dhaka north city unit BNP general secretary Ahsan Ullah, Office Secretary, ABM Razzak, Kafrul BNP unit President Aktar Hossain Zillu, BNP leader Delawar Hossain Dilu, and others were present at the protest rally.  

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail