BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has condemned the police intervention at a meeting at Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President ASM Abdur Rob’s home.
Rob hosted a dinner for leaders of several political parties and civil society representatives on Thursday evening, reportedly discussing the possibilities of forming a political alliance.
Police barged into Rob’s Uttara home during the meeting but were turned back after the host told them it was a social gathering.
“The ruling government has crossed all limits to establish its one-party misrule. That’s why they are obstructing the political, social and religious organisations from holding not only the outdoor gatherings but the indoor ones,” Khaleda said in a statement on Saturday.
She said police obstruction at Rob’s home proves that the state has become inhumane and anti-people.
“Social crimes have been increased as the police were given license to oppress the opposition party,” Khaleda alleged.
Mentioning that police intervened the meeting at Rob’s house with an “evil intention”, the former prime minister said the objective of such an action was to create panic in the society so that no one can raise voice against the government.
People are now more united and organised against the autocratic rule of the government, Khaleda said, adding that “the day is not too far when people will force the government to step down.”