‘Can you stay in power if world leaders want?’ Mirza Fakhrul to Sheikh Hasina

‘Can you stay in power if world leaders want?’

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Oct 05, 2018

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said that ignoring the expectation of the people ,nothing can be imposed forcibly.

“Much has taken place and enough is enough. Of course, everything has to be done in accordance with the expectation of the people,” Fakhrul told a meeting in the city.

Bangladesh Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad, a platform of professional bodies, organised it at Shaheed AKM Siddque Hall in the capital’ s Supreme Court protesting against the false and fictitious cases against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairperson Tarique Rahman.

At a press conference at Ganabhaban on Wednesday, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said she held meetings with world leaders during the UN general assembly in New York. “The world leaders want to see me in power again,” the prime minister claimed.

“Is it possible to stay in power for long if the world leaders want it, but the people of the country don’t?” Fakhrul asked.

Mirza Fakhrul urged the prime minister to think positively and facilitate the people to cast their votes by arranging a free and fair election.

“Free Khaleda Zia. If you don’t release her, the crisis will emerge in the country that you won’t be able to tackle it,” the BNP leader warned.

“Why are you afraid of BNP and the people? Why don’t you want to give a fair election?” Fakhrul asked referring to the prime minister.

You have learnt that your popularity has plunged to zero, he observed.

He alleged that the ruling Awami League is totally isolated from the people.

UNB adds: BNP on Friday alleged that the government is conspiring to hurriedly complete the trial in the cases filed against BNP top leaders ahead of the national election.

“There’s no rule of law in the country. We’ve seen what happened to our madam (Khaleda). The same thing is happening regarding the cases filed against our acting chairman Tarique Rahman,” said BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

He further said, “Three dates are being fixed in a week for hearing cases against our standing committee members to expedite the trial proceedings. It means they (govt) are trying to settle everything before the election.”

About the national unity, he expressed the hope that they will be able to ensure the fall of the current government by forging the national unity.

“We all are trying together to overcome the current situation. We’re working to remove the current dangerous, fascist and despotic government to create a national unity as per the call made by our chairperson Khaleda Zia.”

Fakhrul called upon people from all walks of life, including the professionals, to get united for launching a movement to save the country and its independence and sovereignty.

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