The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina frequently speaks in the parliament without any basis, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told, the media after paying floral tribute at the tomb of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman in Sherbangla nagor of Dhaka on Monday (September 9).
Mirza Fakhrul said the late Hussein Muhammad Ershad could not be called a "legitimate president and the Prime Minister made the statement on Sunday, saying that BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has taken 'advantage' after taking over Ershad's power, when asked about the matter, Fakhrul said that he (PM) often says untruths in Parliament. There is no basis for that. History does not even bear witness to that.
He told that Prime Minister has killed the country's democracy about the late Jatiya Party chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad, and Sheikh Hasina was not unhappy for grabbing the power at that time.
Mirza Fakhrul said, She (PM) frequently speaks in the parliament without any basis. This very person stated near a Bangladesh-India border that she is not unhappy when Ershad grabbed state power ousting an elected president.
He also said that Sheikh Hasina forming a political alliance with Ershad has destroyed the country’s democracy and snatched people’s fundamental rights.
Now the (AL) government has made Jatiya Party as a domestic opposition in the parliament, and Ershad was always loyal to Sheikh Hasina and now his widow Raushan took Ershad’s the responsibility, told Mirza Fakhrul.
Secretary General said that the current resume is anti-people. It has kept Khaleda Zia in jail with its politics of vengeance.
He also expressed his hope that they would be able to free Khaleda Zia from jail and restore the country’s destroyed democracy by waging a collection movement on the street.
Fakhrul said, Ziaur Rahman was a re-promoter of democracy in Bangladesh and a modernist of modern Bangladesh. One of the soldiers of today's democracy - the government that illegally occupied Khaleda Zia - who has fought for democracy for a lifetime, has been illegally imprisoned.
He said that the women's party has taken an oath to liberate Khaleda Zia and restore democracy. We hope that through the combined movement and struggle, we will liberate the country leader Khaleda Zia and democracy.