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BNP: Awami League changing Bangladesh’s democratic structure

  • Published at 11:39 pm June 28th, 2021
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir
File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a press briefing at the party chairperson’s Gulshan political office Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Mirza Fakhrul says the people of Bangladesh now have no alternative to removing the current horrible fascist regime

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has accused Awami League of committing a “grievous crime” by changing Bangladesh’s democratic structure for establishing “one-party rule”.

“Awami League is changing the structure of the entire state by betraying people to establish a one-party system of governance. It’s a grave offence as they’ve started drastically changing the democratic character of the state that we had defined through the 1971 Liberation War,” he said on Monday, reports UNB.

Speaking at a virtual discussion program, the BNP leader said: “It’s unfortunate that the judiciary and the Election Commission have played a big role in changing the character of the state.”

Bangladesh Nationalist Research and Communications (BNRC) arranged the virtual event protesting the government’s move to shift the NID services from the Election Commission to the Home Ministry.

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Fakhrul said a political solution is necessary through united steps for restoring Bangladesh’s democratic structure. The people of Bangladesh now have no alternative to removing the current horrible fascist regime and establishing a pro-people government.”

He called upon all the democratic political forces to get united to “restore” democracy and people’s rights in the country through a mass upsurge.

On Sudnay, Mirza Fakhrul said his party remains active in ensuring its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s advanced treatment abroad. "Our party’s efforts are on in this regard [convincing the government to give her permission]. We will let you know if there is any progress over the matter,” he said during a press conference.

On June 19, Khaleda Zia got back home from the capital’s Evercare Hospital after 53 days of treatment for Covid-19 and other physical complications.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government freed Khaleda Zia from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her sentences in graft cases on March 25 last year.

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BNP Standing Committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said the government is trying to shift the NID service to the Home Ministry as part of it's "evil motive" to usurper power again in the next general election depriving people of their voting rights.

“It’s surely a violation of the constitution and an onslaught on the main structure of the constitution,” he said, reports UNB.

The BNP leader fears that the government will apply a new technique for manipulating the voting system in the next polls using the NID service after taking it under the Home Ministry.

Under the circumstances, he said, political parties in Bangladesh have no choice but to wage a strong movement to unset the current "autocratic" government.

BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, Standing Committee members Jamiruddin Sircar, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Selima Rahman, and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, among others, spoke at the program.