BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has commented that the next election is a big challenge for Awami League, as people will not cast votes for the ruling party.
“Facing people is Awami League’s main challenge. They’ve started resorting to all evil designs as people will boycott them,” he said.
While speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Tuesday, the BNP leader further said everyone should be freed for a fair election.
He said people will again take to the streets against the misrule and repressive acts of the government.
The BNP leader also suggested that the party will take tougher programmes in the days to come to have their chairperson Khaleda Zia freed from jail.
“We’re regularly observing various programmes demanding her release. Tougher programmes are coming again,” Fakhrul added.
He said the 11th parliamentary polls will not be acceptable if BNP does not join it.
The senior BNP leader also said the media and the civil society need to play a constructive role in restoring democracy, and people’s voting rights and holding the next polls in a credible and acceptable manner.
Referring to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s remarks that BNP’s existence will be at stake, Fakhrul said BNP will not get destroyed under any circumstance as it is a favourite party of the people of Bangladesh.