Source: Ittefaq Report
BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the people of the country are unable to reap the fruits of independence as a vested quarter from home and abroad is engaged in hatching conspiracy to destroy the country’s independence and sovereignty.
The BNP general secretary came up with the allegation in a statement on the eve of the 49th Independence and National Day.
Accusing the current government of destroying democracy, Mirza Fakhrul said, “Authoritarian rule instead of democracy has been introduced in the country.”
Fakhrul also extended greetings to the local and expatriate Bangladeshis and prayed for peace, progress and happiness of the people on this occasion.
“Our independence is glorious in many contexts as it was earned in exchange of huge blood and people’s lives. But the countrymen are still being denied of benefits of the independence,” he said.
The senior BNP leader alleged that party chief Khaleda Zia has been kept in confinement in jail so that people cannot raise voices for their fundamental human rights and benefits of independence.
“We will have to take to the street with a vigorous movement to free Khaleda Zia from jail and to restore the democracy to build a prosperous Bangladesh,” he said in the statement.
He also called upon the nationalist democratic forces to build a steel-solid unity to retrieve the country’s “destroyed independence, democracy and sovereignty”.