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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

36th founding anniversary of BNP today

Bangladesh Nationalist Party celebrates its 36th founding anniversary today. On this very day in 1978, late president Ziaur Rahman floated the party. To mark the day, BNP has scheduled elaborate programmes including discussion meetings, hoisting party flags at its offices across the country, and placing wreaths on the grave of the BNP founder. This is the first time since the restoration of democracy in 1991 that BNP is observing its founding anniversary when it is neither in power nor in parliament. BNP...

BNP vows to fight for people’s voting right

BNP vows to fight for people’s voting right

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today vowed to restore the people's voting rights through tougher anti-government movement under the leadership of Khaleda Zia. Asked whether BNP is going through difficult times, Fakhrul said, "Not only BNP, the people of Bangladesh are passing hard times right now as their voting rights have been snatched away." The BNP spokesperson was talking to media after placing wreaths at the graveyard of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka on the occasion of 36th founding anniversary of the party. On this very day in 1978, late president Ziaur Rahman floated the party. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia accompanied by her party leaders and...

Cops deny BNP permission to protest forced disappearances

Police denied the BNP-led 20-party alliance permission to hold a human chain in the capital yesterday in observance of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, compelling it to adjourn the programme at the eleventh hour.  BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the cancellation of the protest at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office, hours before it was scheduled to start. Fakhrul, also coordinator of the alliance, said they would hold the human chain on September...

'BSF to Train BGB'

20-party slams govt

Leaders of the BNP-led 20-party alliance yesterday blasted the government for reaching an agreement with India to train Border Guard Bangladesh personnel by the Indian Border Security Force. They also criticised the government's move to restore the parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges. The rally was organised as part of the opposition combine's three-day programme protesting the government's initiative to amend the constitution. “You can easily understand the country's present situation through the recent deal under which our border guards will...

BNP terms Hasina a 'killer'

BNP terms Hasina a 'killer'

BNP today termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her party as "killers" blaming them for the election-time violence that killed many youths and injured many others. “Her (Hasina’s) hands are smeared with blood of many youths,” BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at a press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan central office in...

Govt trying to 'lure away' BNP leaders

BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday accused the government of hatching a conspiracy to split his party to stop the ongoing anti-government movement. The government is trying to "lure away" leaders from the BNP, he said, adding that all these ill-motives would end up in failure like the past, and the people would resist these. Addressing a discussion at the capital's Jatiya Press Club, the BNP acting secretary general warned, "If anyone [BNP leaders and activists] betrays the country as...

BNP stresses talks on polls before AL tenure ends

BNP stresses talks on polls before AL tenure ends

The BNP-led 20-party alliance will force the Sheikh Hasina-led government to sit with it in a dialogue for holding a fresh election before the end of this administration’s tenure, a top BNP leader said today. The alliance will gradually take its ongoing anti-government movement to “top gear” to force the government for the dialogue...

Bill for Judges' Impeachment

Fakhrul sees signs of one-party rule

BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the government's approval to the bill on the impeachment of Supreme Court judges shows it is heading towards a one-party rule. "This government is trying to re-establish "Baksal" [Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League] in the country by approving an amendment proposal that empowers the parliament to impeach the Supreme Court judges," he said after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman's grave at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital. Swechchhasebak Dal, the...

AL now an abandoned political party: Fakhrul

AL now an abandoned political party: Fakhrul

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...

Killings, Abduction

Rab involved as institution: BNP

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said three former Rapid Action Battalion officials' confessional statements to court over the killing of seven people in Narayanganj had proved that the force had become involved in abductions and killings institutionally. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and senior vice chairman have also said the same thing, he told reporters at the party's headquarters in Nayapaltan after a meeting with Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad. Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, a former army lieutenant colonel,...

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