BNP activists at the run amid police crackdown

Politics Desk, Tanvir Ahamed Shawon, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: BNP activists at the run amid police crackdown, BNP leaders and activists are at the run following a crackdown after Tuesday’s attack on policemen inside the High Court place. BNP assets said round 250 birthday celebration leaders and activists, which includes standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy and Azizul Bari Helal, were arrested and seek operations carried out within the homes of many BNP leaders during the last two days.

Of them, Helal and 58 others were remanded the previous day.
Party leaders defined the police movement towards the BNP rank and report because the government’s barometer to gauge the viable depth of the protest that could erupt after the February 8 court verdict within the Orphanage Trust graft case wherein Khaleda Zia’s Zia is one of the predominant accused.

Referring to the attack on policemen through BNP activists at the same time as Khaleda Zia changed into coming back from the unique courtroom, Awami League (AL) leaders warned that they would not allow all people to create anarchy following the February eight court docket verdict.

BNP leaders, but, described Tuesday’s attack as an act of sabotage with the aid of the government to create panic amongst BNP leaders and activists to manipulate the scenario.

BNP status committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain accused the authorities of creating an atypical scenario as part of its plan to preserve the BNP and its chairperson, Khaleda Zia, out of the election technique. As a part of the conspiracy, the authorities was eager to convict Khaleda Zia, he stated. Sensing a possible response across the us of a if Khaleda Zia have been to be punished, the authorities changed into seeking to advantage manipulate of the situation by way of arresting BNP leaders and activists and implicating them in false instances, he added.

The former minister, but, warned that conspiracies did now not usually be successful and that human beings would this time foil the government’s plan.

He stated despite re-routing the course of Khaleda’s go back from the court docket and arresting birthday party leaders and activists, there was no reduction inside the number of human beings lining her manner.

Replying to a query, the elderly chief stated they made no arrangements for February 8 and delivered that the entirety would depend upon the selection of the government.

“Let us see the humans’s response, if Khaleda have been put in jail. We will take our next direction of action after that,” he stated.

Another standing committee member, Nazrul Islam Khan, admitted that celebration leaders and activists have been gripped by panic to some extent due to the police crackdown after the assault on policemen on Tuesday.

He additionally stated there was no way to inform how human beings would react if the authorities acted like an autocrat and trampled democratic rights. The government did not trust in democracy, existence of the competition and distinct reviews, which explained the oppressive measures, he added.

BNP vice-chairman Maj. (retd) M Hafizuddin Ahmed stated the AL’s mind-set indicated that they would hang to power forcibly by means of flouting democratic norms. He additionally stated the government had turned the country into a police nation.

The former minister accused the government of stage-managing Tuesday’s assault on policemen. “It was an act of sabotage. The authorities organised it with its personal humans. It also desires to do the equal on February 8, as it ambitions to preserve a January 5-like ballot once more,” he introduced.

BNP setting up secretary Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu also alleged that the government became seeking to create panic among the birthday party’s leaders and activists and initiate them.

He stated the birthday celebration high command had given directives to grass-roots level leaders to have patience and now not be provoked through any area.

Party activists have been requested to stay alert and no longer get worried in anarchy, as the authorities should try to create an unseemly state of affairs and keep the BNP responsible, he delivered.

The BNP, which had boycotted the January 5 elections, has stated it will take part in the election this time, probably to be held later this year. But the party sticks to its call for of retaining the election underneath an election-time impartial authorities.

Meanwhile, the BNP will preserve the extended assembly of its country wide government committee at Hotel Le Méridien within the capital the next day.

Addressing a media briefing at the birthday celebration’s Naya Paltan valuable workplace, BNP senior joint secretary-wellknown Ruhul Kabir Rizvi stated BNP Chairperson and former most advantageous Khaleda Zia will preside over the assembly starting from 10:00am.

Rizvi stated earlier they’d contacted the authorities of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh, Mohanagar Natyamancha, Hotel Purbani and International Convention City Bashundhara (ICB), but they declined to permit them to use their auditoriums for the meeting.

Identity playing cards of the participants for collaborating within the meeting are being supplied from the party vital office, he added.

Rizvi stated a be aware has already been sent to all the 502 executive committee members asking them to be gift at the meeting.


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