BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said the repressive acts against opposition leaders and activists by ‘Awami cadres’ during the staggered upazila elections came as part of the government’s deep-rooted conspiracy to annihilate its opponents.
“The incumbent illegal government thinks that it’ll be able to hang onto power by annihilating the opposition parties through killings, abducting the opposition leaders and activists, making them disappeared and arresting them in false cases. It (govt) has made the entire country a terrible death valley,” he said.
The BNP spokesperson came up with the remark in a statement protesting the attack on his party’s Morelganj upazila unit leader and vice chairman candidate Abdul Mannan Khan in Bagerhat.
He alleged that ‘Awami cadres’ attacked upazila BNP joint general secretary and cut off the tendons of his hands and legs before the Jum’a prayers on Friday.
Deploring the attack, Fakhrul said this is not an isolated incident as the government has long been carrying out its repressive acts against the opposition.
The government, he alleged, had indulged in a blood game to cling to power stampeding the multiparty democracy system in the country.
Fakhrul demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of those responsible for the attack on Abdul Mannan, also a former chairman of Ranjendrapur union.
Meanwhile, Fakhrul, in a condolence message, expressed deep shock at the death of Nesarabad upazila BNP unit convener Matiur Rahman Shikder in Pirojpur district.
Matiur Rahman, 85, died of old age complications on Friday noon.
Source: UNB Connect