BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that that the ruling party Awami Leauge government is conspiring to hamper our (BNP) party’s victory in the elections to two Dhaka city corporations.
Fakhrul Islam said this while speaking to reporters after offering fateha at the grave of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko at Banani Graveyard, marking his fifth death anniversary on Friday.
He told: “As Awami League govt has become politically bankrupt, it’s now conspiring to thwart BNP’s victory in the two city polls in various ways.”
Fakhrul Islam said that the ruling party (AL) is attacking our (BNP) party candidates and our supporters physically to force them to quit the city election race. “They are hatching various plots to keep us away from the elections.”
No-one will be able to prevent the victory of our mayoral candidates, Tabith Awal and Ishraque Hossain, as there has been a mass wave in favor of the ‘Sheaf of Paddy, their party’s election symbol, he said.
Fakhrul Islam said that Arafat Rahman Koko met a premature death because of political reasons though he was not involved in politics. “He had been subjected to both physical and psychological repressions out of political vengeance (of the AL govt)."
He prayed for salvation of the departed soul of Koko. And BNP senior leaders and its two mayoral candidates Tabith and Ishraque were present there.