BNP announces march prog on February 11
To press home 10-point demand05 February 2023
Staff Reporter :
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has vowed to continue its movement along with the people and other like-minded political parties to restore democracy and to bring back people's rights.
As part of their ongoing programme, BNP has announced a fresh road march programme in all Unions across the country on February 11 to realise their 10-point demand, including the resignation of the government and formation of a caretaker government to hold the next parliamentary polls.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the new programme while addressing the divisional rally in front of the BNP party headquarters at Naya Paltan in the capital when tens of thousands of leaders and workers were present.
"This time our programme will be at Union level. Later, it will be held at upazila, district, mahanagar and finally central level to topple the government with the support of the people," he said.
"The presence of the people in the rally has again proved that the government cannot suppress our movement and there is only one demand that is the government's resignation," he stressed.
The same programme was also held in other divisional cities in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Chattogram, Barishal, Cumilla and Faridpur where tens of thousands of BNP leaders and workers were present and the central leaders delivered their speeches. All of them in unison demanded the resignation of the government and urged the people and other political parties to be united to topple the government for establishing the democratic values of the Liberation War.
Addressing the rally, Mirza Fakhrul said, "We have to go a long way. This government is in power by deceiving people. We have to be united. We have urged the people, other political parties to be united. Different political parties are now waging a movement against the government to establish democracy by toppling the government."
About their ongoing movement, he said, "It's a movement to protect the rights of the people. This movement is not to install the BNP to power. This movement is not for the installation of any individual to the chair. It's a movement to get back people's rights."
"In 1971, we had dreamt for a state that would ensure equity, justice and social dignity. We want to establish that state. We have already mentioned this in our 27-point demand," he continued.
"The BAKSAL government did not sustain. Country's people rose up against the one-party rule. In the same way, the current government is filing cases and arresting thousands of people. At last 15 of our brothers have been killed. But the government could not suppress our movement," he added.
"We will continue our movement till the resignation of the government in a bid to establish a welfare oriented state for the people," the BNP Secretary General said.
About the next general election, he said, "There cannot be any election under this government as Awami League has deceived people repeatedly. People cannot exercise their franchise under this government."
"Our only goal is to defeat this government to establish democracy and to bring back voting rights. We want to create a state free from corruption. Awami League is creating several thousand families which will loot the wealth of the country," he observed.
About the price hike of daily essentials, he said, "The government is not caring for the condition of the general people. Prices of daily essentials are out of the reach of the common people."
He also demanded release of all BNP leaders and activists including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
As part of the simultaneous movement, the like-minded political parties and alliances also held rallies in different parts of the country and elsewhere in the country with the same demand for the resolution of the government.