AL govt trying to eliminate oppositions: BNP


Staff Reporter :
The main opposition party-BNP Standing Committee Member, Dr. Abdul Moyeen Khan, on Saturday accused of the Awami League trying to eliminate opposition parties by establishing Baksal-2 in Bangladesh.

Dr. Abdul Moyeen Khan made the remarks while talking to journalists after visiting Dhaka district Juba Dal’s former president Rezaul Karim Paul’s residence, which was recently released from jail.

Abdul Moyeen said, “In the past the BaKSAL had been established in the parliament by killing democracy.

Now, there is no room for opposition voices. This is the reality of Bangladesh now.”

“We have said repeatedly that it’s impossible to eliminate the opposition through suppression,” the BNP leader said.

“The BNP believes in the power of the people.


BNP founder Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman, who also declared the independence of the country, had said that people are the source of all power,” Moyeen Khan said.

“They (AL) say BNP was born in the cantonment… I don’t know from where they got this information, but I want to clarify this.

Ziaur Rahman was a soldier but he restored multi-party democracy by freeing it from BaKSAL statute. On the other hand, AL claims they are a pro-democracy and pro-independence party, but they have established a one-party BaKSAL rule by killing democracy in the country,” he said.

“There is the difference between AL and BNP,” Moyeen Khan said.
“Everybody know that the founding spirit of Bangladesh was democracy. Fifty-three years ago, we had said that under the Pakistan structure, no democracy is possible, and for that Bangladesh was formed,” the BNP leader said.

Meanwhile, BNP Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said in a programme that the ruling party’s student wing Chhatra League has attacked on a iftar party to make please a neighboring country.

He said it while attending a iftar mahfil at a city hotel in Dhaka arranged by Duet ex Chattardal assoiciation.