Mirza Fakhrul puts utmost importance in army deployment in order to protect democracy and ensure impartial election
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday demanded the immediate deployment of army with magisterial power for ensuring proper election atmosphere.
"We've long been talking about deployment of army in the national election. We now demand that the army be deployed immediately with magisterial power," he said.
Fakhrul came up with the comment while speaking at an election rally at Barungaon under the Sadar upazila in Thakurgaon, on Thursday morning.
The BNP leader said a change in the current regime is imperative to protect democracy in the country. "Awami League will cement its one-party rule if it retains power. So, cast your vote for the Sheaf of Paddy to bring a change in the government."
He alleged that the government has failed to ensure public welfare as it indulged in killing, enforced disappearance and repressive acts by police.
Fakhrul said their party wants a peaceful and credible election, but the ruling party 'cadres' are attacking their candidates and their supporters at different parts of the country during electioneering.
"We'll free Khaleda Zia and restore good governance in the country by winning the election," he said.
The senior BNP leader also said they will create jobs, give the unemployed youths allowances and ensure free education for girls up to the tertiary level, if their party is voted to power.
He also promised that they will create a new ministry for the welfare of Hindu, Buddhist and Christian community members if the BNP returns to power.
On Thursday, the BNP leader also spoke at a public rally in the Ruhia upazila as part of his back to back campaigns in Thakurgaon.
In his speech, Fakhrul stated that, the ruling party is spending money broadcasting programs where the people are thanking the prime minister over her successful years running the office.
"But it is not what the general people are actually thinking; they do not want to see the prime minister back in office again."
He claimed that the upcoming polls will be different from the 2014 election. The people will rise up and protest if they are restricted in exercising their right to vote.
He also expressed grief, by saying that their right to campaign is being obstructed, which points to the fact that the playing field is not leveled and this cannot be allowed to continue.