AL afraid of Tarique’s popularity: BNP

Nasim blaming others to conceal his own misdeeds, says Barrister Rafiqul Islam

News - AL afraid of Tarique’s popularity: BNP
 Coming down hard on the ruling party leaders for their comments against BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman, senior BNP leader Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah on Friday said they got panicked as the anti-government movement will get a momentum with Tarique’s return.

“The ruling party leaders have made negative comments against Tarique over his London programme because they fear his return will weaken their position due to his popularity,” the BNP leader told a press briefing at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office.

The press briefing was arranged in the wake of harsh remarks by several ruling party leaders against Tarique’s May 20 London programme.

Apparently refuting the allegation of Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim that Tarique is conspiring to overthrow the government from London, the BNP standing committee member termed the allegation as false and politically motivated.

“The allegation has been made to undermine Tarique,” Rafiqul Islam said, calling on Nasim to withdraw the remark.

Replying to a query whether Tarique will return home, the BNP leader said, “He (Tarique) is now undergoing treatment in London. He’ll be back when his physicians allow him to do so.”

Sought comments on State Minister for Law Quamrul Islam’s remarks that Interpol’s assistance would be sought for bringing him back, the BNP leader said it is his political comment. “No one can be called guilty until he or she is convicted.”

“Nasim is blaming others to conceal his own misdeeds. Many allegations brought against Nasim have been proved,” he said.

Rafiqul also said Tarqiue Rahman addressed the meeting in London to rejuvenate the BNP activists there. “At the programme, Tarique highlighted the country’s current situation which got massive coverage in both national and international media,” he said.

BNP standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman, among others, were present at the press briefing.

Source: UNB Connect

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