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BNP asks activists to join polls thru’ movement
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday asked his party colleagues to get united, organised and disciplined to join the next polls under a neutral government through waging a street movement.
“We’ll have to first get united and make our organisation stronger. We must join the election waging a movement and ensure our victory in it,” he said.
Fakhrul came up with the comment while speaking at a discussion arranged by Dhaka city north unit BNP at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh marking the 53rd birthday of party senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.
He warned the BNP leaders and activists that they will not get success in the movement if they cannot maintain discipline. “It’s not possible to win any war or movement without discipline. A disciplined force is the key to success in any movement.”
The BNP leader said there is no point of raising slogans in favour of the party and its leaders. “We must get organised, and go to door to door to mobilise people’s support and tell them about the failures and misrule of the government.”
Mentioning that the country is facing a serious crisis for lack of a representative government, he said holding a credible and inclusive election is the only way to get rid of it.
Fakhrul said the government is dreaming of staying in power until 2041 by force and holding lopsided polls. “We don’t have any objection, if they remain in office with people’s mandate through fair balloting, but you don’t have the courage to hold a fair election.”
He said the current parliament must be dissolved before the next general election. “A fair election won’t be possible keeping the current parliament functional.”
The BNP leader said the country’s people will force the government this time to hold the election under a non-party neutral administration.
Fakhrul said people are going to immense sufferings due to unusual price hike of essentials, including rice and the repressive acts by the government.