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AL now an abandoned political party: Fakhrul

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addressing a protest meeting at Jatiya Press Club Sunday. Photo: Banglar Chokh
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addressing a protest meeting at Jatiya Press Club Sunday. Photo: Banglar Chokh

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the ruling Awami League has become an “abandoned political party” after the “one-sided and voter less” January 5 election.

“Awami League can’t face the opposition politically as it has become a deserted organisation after the January 5 national election. It has also become politically bankrupt. That’s why its leaders are making unguarded remarks,” he said.

The BNP spokesperson was addressing a protest meeting at the Jatiya Press Club.

Swadhinata Forum arranged the meeting marking the third anniversary of police attack on BNP leader Zainul Abdin Farroque, also former opposition chief whip.

Narrating the ‘brutal’ attack on Farroque by police, Fakhrul said the government is yet to take any action against the responsible policemen.

He came down hard on Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu for his alleged remarks that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has to be removed as she is a patroniser of militancy and Razakar.

“Inu can make such comments as he had fought against Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by forming Gono Bahini. He had also removed (killed) many people,” Fakhrul alleged.

The BNP leader also warned that the government must face dire consequences and pay a heavy price if anything happens to Khaleda.

Published: 6:24 pm Sunday, July 06, 2014

Last modified: 10:11 pm Sunday, July 06, 2014

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