DHAKA: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, also opposition leader, reiterated that the next general election has to be held under caretaker government.
“The government itself has to reinstate the non-party caretaker government system as it had removed it from the constitution,” she said.
The former prime minister of the country came up with the assertion while addressing 18-party’s mass rally held in front of party office in city’s Naya Paltan area Monday.
She said, “The incumbent government has killed people using RAB and police and earlier they killed people using ‘Rakkhibahini’.”
Indicating ruling Awami League, she added that in the last three years “you only killed people, suffocated media and using the judiciary by politicizing it.”
Later, the opposition leader threw challenges to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to quit from power and verify your popularity.
She threatened tougher movement to mount pressure on the government to meet their demand.
The opposition leader demanded immediate release of the BNP-led 18-party alliance leaders.
Thousands of leaders and activists from across the country attended the mass rally.
The law enforcers set up check posts in different points of entering the city including Nabinagar, Radio Colony, Savar bus stand and Amin Bazar areas and searching buses and passengers’ bodies.
Earlier BNP vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman said in the rally, “There is no alternative to one point demand to oust the government as it has increased murder, abduction, filing fake cases and torture.”
BNP joint secretary General Barkat Ullah Bulu said, “Awami League is trying make Bangladesh a ‘Mini India’ by giving lands to Indian company Sahara Paribar and they will ruin the local housing sector at the same time.”
Advisor to BNP chairperson Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury said, “Awami League has ridden on a wrong bus which would never take them to their target.”
BDST: 1904 HRS, JUN 11, 2012
Edited by: Abul Kalam Azad, Newsroom Editor, M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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