358,000 BNP men sued in 4,000 ‘fictitious’ cases in a month: Rizvi
The opposition BNP on Wednesday alleged that around 358,000 leaders and activists have been implicated in about 4,108 ‘ghostly’ cases in September alone.
“Like the government, police now have turned into a non-factual data production factory,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told a press conference at the BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, reports UNB.
“As per the information we’ve so far, around 4,108 cases were filed in the last month accusing 3.58 lakh (358,000) people.”
At least 4,483 leaders and activists of the BNP have been detained during the period, he added.
Rizvi criticised Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for his comment that a case was filed with Hatirjheel police station against top BNP leaders on charge of working out plots for carrying out subservice acts, saying it is a false and fabricated allegation.
He alleged that the government is using law enforcers like its party cadres to suppress its political opponents.
The BNP leader also slammed prime minister’s adviser HT Imam for what he said providing ‘weird’ information that Awami League has 42 per cent vote while BNP 30 per cent.
“Where did he get such fictitious statistics? People are eager to know whether these bizarre information are produced by him or by Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy,” he quipped.
Rizvi said HT Imam urged the ruling party leaders and activists to be aggressive while carrying out election campaign. “It’s not only against the election code of conduct, but also tantamount to instigating Awami League leaders and activists to indulge in violence.”
He also said the prime minister’s political adviser’s such comment has indicated that the next election will be held without the participation of voters.
The BNP leader alleged that their party chairperson Khaleda Zia has been deprived of treatment in jail as part of the government’s evil plan.