BNP to conduct ‘purge to purify AL’ if returns to power, says Khaleda

13 Nov,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday said her party, if voted to power, will carry out a purge to purify Awami League as the party has ‘indulged’ in many misdeeds, including killing and enforced disappearance.    
“We won’t do the politics of vengeance like you. Like you, we won’t pick up people, put them in jail or kill them. We don’t pursue the politics of violence,” she told a rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan.

“But we want to purify you (AL). We’ll launch a purge to do so as you’ve committed many misdeeds, including killing and enforced disappearance. We’ll try to make you true human beings,” the BNP chief further said amid thunderous clapping.

BNP arranged the rally marking what it said ‘the civil-military uprising on November 7, 1975’.

Khaleda also alleged that ruling party men plundered thousand of crores of Taka from different sectors and siphoned off those aboard.

Referring to a Washington-based research organisation, she said Awami League leaders laundered 4.5 lakh crores of Taka over the last 10 years.

The BNP chief also alleged that over 300,000 crore of Taka has been plundered only from the banking sector over the last seven years.

She said a widespread corruption is also taking place in the name of building digital Bangladesh. “People know it very well who are involved in it.”

Khaleda said people will not get rid of corruption, looting, repression, killing and enforced disappearance as long as Awami League remains power. “The situation will change if only a free and fair election is held.”

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