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Govt desperate to jail BNP followers to prolong power: Fakhrul
BNP on Thursday alleged that the government is trying to imprison its leaders and activists at all levels to continue its ‘misrule’.
In a statement, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, “Even after filing of so many cases and arresting so many people, Awami League is not thinking itself safe. So, it’s now trying to prolong its misrule by jailing BNP’s leaders and activists.”
The statement was issued protesting the sending of BNP joint secretary general Khairul Kabir Khokon to jail in ‘political’ cases.
Earlier in the day, a Dhaka court sent Khokon to jail as he surrendered before it seeking bail in 10 cases.
Fakhrul alleged Khokon has been put behind bars as part of the government’s move to harm BNP. Having failed to run the country, the government is now carrying out drives to arrest BNP leaders and activists to gag their voice, he added.
The BNP leader said the government has got isolated from people following the slide in law and order, surging prices and unbridled plundering in the name of development. “The government has lost earth beneath its feet. So, it’s now making its all-out efforts to annihilate BNP and other opposition parties.”
He also said the government’s ‘utter political vengeance’ has been exposed through the arrest of Khokon, a ‘brave student leader of the 90s anti-autocratic movement’.
Fakhrul demanded the government release Khokon immediately withdrawing all the ’false cases’ filed against him.