August 10, 2022, 6:11 pm
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam said about the occupation of the streets by the leaders and activists before announcing the strike program. He said this at a protest rally held in front of the National Press Club on Tuesday afternoon.
Dhaka Metropolitan North BNP jointly organized this demonstration to protest the killing of volunteer party leader Abdur Rahim in Bhola police firing.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said when the leaders and activists present at the rally demanded strike and non-cooperation program, “First we have to occupy the highway.” The streets must be occupied before the strike. The occupying government must be removed from power, the people’s government must be formed. BNP affiliates will hold a protest program from the next day, he said.
Mirza Fakhrul said, “Just like in Palestine, when the mother’s chest is empty, the mother presses her chest, this is the picture of Bangladesh for the last 15 years. Yesterday I saw Rafiq’s frozen body, his mother was pressing his chest. So do mothers in Palestine.’
The Secretary General of BNP said, ‘The time has come to hand over the hurricane to this government. The King of Sri Lanka fled to Pakse. All the dictators of the world have this fate. Maldives is sitting. Dictatorship tries to escape but people don’t let it escape.’
Calling on the party leaders and workers to rise up, he said, “Everyone should rise up and occupy the streets.” This government cannot be given any more time. Now there is only one point, only one demand, this government should be brought down.
Dr. standing committee member. Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain said, ‘Awami League is doing mega corruption with mega loans in mega projects like Sri Lanka. The amount of dollars it takes today will cost three times as many dollars two years from now. In this way, the government has caused a great loss to the new generation. Today the economy of Bangladesh is worse than that of Sri Lanka. Look at Sri Lanka, what started there.’
Commenting that this year is the last year of this government, BNP Vice Chairman Shamsuzzam Dudu said, ‘The next government will be the BNP government. The next prime minister will be Begum Khaleda Zia or Tarek Rahman.
He said, “This government’s farewell bell has rung with Rahim’s murder.” Many of you say, why not block the strike? I will block the strike. We will not even leave the streets until this government leaves. Do you agree?’ At this time, all the leaders and activists present said yes.
Dhaka Metropolitan North BNP Convenor Amanullah Aman presided over by North BNP Member Secretary Aminul Haque and South Metropolitan BNP Member Secretary Rafiqul Alam Majnoor, among others standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, chairperson’s adviser Abdus Salam, organizing secretary Abdus Salam Azad, co-organizers. Secretary Selimuzzaman Salim, former president of Juba Dal Saiful Alam Nirav, current president Sultan Salauddin Tuku, BNP training affairs secretary ABM Mosharraf Hossain, general secretary of Krishak Dal Shahidul Islam Babul and others spoke.