BNP chief Khaleda Zia addresses a rally at Hart Laxmiganj near the Munshiganj Launch Ghat on Wednesday. Photo: TV grab
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the government sent abroad the mastermind of the gruesome abduction and murder of seven people in Narayanganj last month.
Khaleda made the allegation at a rally in Munshiganj this afternoon.
The BNP chief alleged that the main culprit has been sent to abroad so that details of the dealings could not be brought to the light.
BNP organised the rally protesting, what it said, killing, forced disappearance and abduction and corruption by the Awami League-led grand alliance government across the country.
Refuting the civil society’s recommendation for reforming Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), she reiterated her statement to disband Rab.
“Reforming is not the solution as it has been turned to gangrene, cancer which should be cut off immediately,’ she uttered.
Though civil society expects good jobs from Rab, it is no longer possible and bringing few officers to book cannot prevent them from tarnishing the image of the defence, she realised, adding Rab should not sustain for the sake of the nation.
Khaleda also condemned Hasin’a letter to newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India where the AL is said to get two-third of majority in January 5 elections.
“It was no election, it was a farce and in the tenure of AL government no elections were fair,” Khaleda alleged.
The former premier said insecurity grabs among all under the ruling government.
“Even I along with the leaders with me feel not safe under AL regime now,” she told the rally.
Though AL used to claim itself as secular government, people of all religions have been repressed under the tenure of this government, she added.
Pointing out to the administration, Khaleda said the civil services and administration have been fully politicised as only party-men and people from Gopalganj have been recruited and promoted in every sector.
She also reiterated her long demand to restore caretaker government for holding a free and fair election.
“We will see what happens in future when we will wage movement across the country including Dhaka,” she said.
Expressing her sympathy with the fate of Nobel laureate, Mohammad Yunus, she said, “We will give back the ownership of Grameen Bank to Dr Yunus who has been neglected by the government despite being pride of the nation.”
Earlier the BNP chief reached Hart Laxmiganj near the Munshiganj Launch Ghat around 4:30pm.
The former premier along with her party’s leaders left her Gulshan residence for Munshiganj around 2:45pm.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Vice Chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka and other senior party men will accompany her during her journey.
Earlier, the government has denied permission to BNP to hold its rallies in Narayanganj and in the capital’s Jatrabari and Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.