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BNP to announce programs following Aug 21 case verdict

  • Published at 11:58 pm October 9th, 2018

He called upon BNP leaders and activists to stay prepared for any type of program announced by the party

The Senior Joint Secretary General of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Ruhul Kabir Rizvi hinted that their party will announce action programs after reviewing the verdict of“August 21 Grenade Attack” cases which will be delivered on Wednesday, UNB reports.

Addressing a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan headquarters he said "We'll give our reaction after observing tomorrow's (Wednesday's) verdict. But whatever we do, it'll be peaceful." 

“We will not announce any program which will make the people suffer,” he added. 

He also called upon the BNP leaders and activists to stay prepared for any type of program announced by the party.

Rizvi urged their party leaders and activists to remain alert as the government may try to shift the blame on them by carrying out “Subversive Acts” as the ruling party did in the past.

"I call upon our leaders and activists not be misguided by any act of provocation by the government, and make the party's to be announced program a success staying alert," he further mentioned.

The BNP leader feared that a “farcical” verdict at the behest of the government can be given in the “August 21” cases as the current regime has been making various efforts to implement its blueprint.

He alleged that people are being deprived of justice due to the government's political “Pressure and Influence” on the lower courts.

The Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 is set to deliver its verdict on Wednesday morning in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.

BNP’s Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman with two former ministers, Abdus Salam Pintu and Lutfuzzaman Babar and former top police and intelligence officials of the then BNP-led four-party alliance government are among 49 accused in the cases.