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BNP bemoans ‘lack of anti-militancy drive’
Voicing frustration over the non-stop secret killings in the country, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday alleged that the government’s anti-militancy drive is nothing but a ‘political manoeuvring’ and an absolute deception.
Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he also said chargesheets against their chairperson Khaleda Zia was submitted in four cases on Monday to divert people’s attention to a different direction from the government’s failure to maintain law and order and check the skyrocketing prices of essentials.
“The mysterious militants have become desperate during the rule of this regime. Those who hold different opinions, bloggers and people of different faiths are targeted for murder,” the BNP leader said.
Rizvi said the law enforcement agencies have so far failed to get any clue of the planned murders that have continued in the country for over a year.
The BNP leader said even after the murders of a police officer’s wife and a Christian grocer in broad daylight in Chittagong and Natore on Sunday the Home Minister claimed the law and order situation is normal. “But, the MPs in parliament on Monday expressed deep concern over their security. Whom will people believe -- the minister or the MPs?
Referring to the Prime Minister’s remark that the killers of the police officer’s wife in Chittagong will not be spared, the BNP leader said they cannot assured of her statement. “We can’t keep confidence in the Prime Ministers’ remark as she did it earlier at different times.”
Speaking at a views-exchange meeting with expatriate Bangladeshis at Saudi Arabia’s Madina, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday warned that the culprits behind the killing of the wife of a police officer in Chittagong will not be spared as her government will never tolerate terrorism.
Rizvi strangely protested the submission of chargesheets in four cases against Khaleda and demanded the government revoke those.