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Moyeen Khan: BNP getting ready to wage movement to free Khaleda

  • Published at 08:46 pm April 5th, 2019
Khaleda being taken to jail
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken to the Old Dhaka Central Jail from BSMMU Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

BNP Standing Committee member Moyeen Khan made the announcement while speaking at a discussion

BNP senior leader Abdul Moyeen Khan on Friday said their party is getting ready to wage a movement together with the people to free their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

BNP Standing Committee member Moyeen Khan made the announcement while speaking at a discussion organized by Nagorik Andolon Forum at Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU), reports UNB.

"We must free our leader Khaleda Zia from jail. Many people are telling us to take to the streets with masses. We are preparing for that," he said.

He said the party is now working to strengthen its organizational capacity by involving more people. 

"Our movement will not be successful if 10 of our people die in police and RAB firings on the streets. We need adequate strength to fight against the autocratic regime, and we will surely achieve that."

The BNP leader urged his party colleagues to mobilize public support both at home and abroad to create an atmosphere for the release of Khaleda Zia.

He criticized two Gono Forum MPs -- Sultan Mansur and Mokabbir Khan -- for taking oath as MPs of what he said a “fake” parliament.

"There is no scope to work for people and democracy in the current parliament which is not formed with people's elected representatives. Those who think they [MPs] will raise voice in parliament in favour of people are living in fool's paradise," Moyeen said.

He also said people did not participate in the recent upazila polls as they lost their confidence in the election system after “vote fraud” in the 11th parliamentary election.

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