Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday alleged that the government is arresting BNP leaders in connection with the attacks on the Hindu community at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria to ‘shift the blame’ onto others.
‘A union unit BNP president was arrested last night (Tuesday night) over the attacks that took place following a conflict between a minister and a local MP over establishing supremacy in Brahmanbaria only to put the blame on others,’ he said while addressing a discussion in the city.
BNP arranged the discussion at the Jatiya Press Club as part of its two-day programme marking the 40th death anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, who died on November 17, 1976.
Claiming that the government is carrying out incidents one after another, Mosharraf said it is repressing BNP leaders and activists putting the blame on the country’s most popular party.
He said the government now wants to gag the opposition voice implicating its leaders and activists in cases not only over Nasirnagar attacks but also other attacks that took place recently.
The BNP leader claimed that there is no ‘democracy, freedom of expression and people’ in the country.
He also asked his party leaders and activists to follow the philosophy of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani in the current political situation.
The BNP leader also criticised Awami League for not observing the death anniversary of its founder Maulana Bhashani.
Presided over by BNP vice-chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu, the discussion was addressed, among others, by BNP chairperson’s advisers Ataur Rahman Dali and Nazmul Haque Nannu and BNP joint secretary general Khairul Kabir Khokan.
Source: New Age