BNP might've had killing plot for polls day
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the BNP-Jamaat alliance might have had a plot to kill people during the city corporation elections as they had done during their 92-day blockade and hartals.
She came up with the observation while exchanging greetings with Buddhist religious leaders and distinguished persons of the community on the occasion of the Buddha Purnima at her official residence Gono Bhaban. Buddhists Religious Welfare Trust organised the programme.
Hasina said the BNP-Jamaat alliance could not materialise its evil design as the law enforcement agencies were active and on sharp vigil alongside the mass people.
“Killing people is their [BNP-Jamaat] movement … all of a sudden they boycott the city corporation elections, they might have had some evil intentions, but could not materialise that as the mass people and law enforcement agencies were on sharp vigil,” she said.
The Awami League chief also alleged that the BNP might have planned to withdraw from the city corporation elections after killing some more people.
“But they didn't get the chance. There was a tremendous vigilance both by the mass people and law enforcement agencies,” she said.
She mentioned that the BNP-Jamaat nexus had announced to participate in the elections, but they were not there in the field.
“There was neither any representative [of the BNP] nor any agent. All of a sudden they boycotted the elections after a couple of hours of the beginning of the elections.”
The BNP-Jamaat alliance never tolerates the welfare of people, Hasina said, adding, “That's why they kill people through arson attacks.”
Religious Affairs Minister Motiur Rahman, State Minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing and President of the CHT Buddha Bhikkhu Sangha Srimat Proggyananda Mahathero, among others, spoke on the occasion.