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BNP: Caretaker is a must, no more games

  • Published at 09:54 pm October 2nd, 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 calls for a mass uprising to overthrow the current government

The BNP will not accept the upcoming national election unless it’s held under a “neutral government", says the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

"Our stance is very clear; there would be no more games in the name of an election. The election must be held under a neutral government and to be conducted by a neutral election commission,” he said during a program at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday.

“We will not accept any election if there’s no polls-time neutral government and an impartial election commission,” he added.

Stating that the current government’s days are numbered, Fakhrul urged Awami League to try to read public minds and understand the writings on the walls.

“That means quit power after making the provision of the polls-time caretaker government and let people exercise their right to vote,” he said.

Fakhrul called upon BNP leaders and activists to be organized and get ready for a street movement instead of creating chaos for having party posts.

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“This is the only way left for us. It won’t be possible to remove the current monstrous regime without a mass movement and mass uprising,” he said, adding that they have to unite all the political forces to take place a mass uprising.

He said Awami League has become politically bankrupt losing public support for its misdeeds and repressive acts. 

“They know they will not even get 30 seats if an election is held in a free and fair manner. That’s why they have politicized all the state institutions,” the senior BNP leader said.

Fakhrul also alleged that the government has established its control over the judiciary, administration, law enforcement agencies and the media. “So, the entire nation is unable to speak up and exercise their freedom of expression.”