Govt spreading fake news
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that the government has resorted to bad politics to spread confusion among people ahead of the next general election.
“After the news [on assets of Khaleda and Tarique abroad] we talked to the envoys of the respective countries. They told us it's baseless and fake news. 'What do you [govt] want to gain by spreading such propaganda and misleading people?'” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the comments while speaking at a discussion arranged by Kalyan Party, one of the components of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, at the Jatiya Press club.
Fakhrul also alleged that the government was conspiring to hold another “lopsided” election like the one of 2014 keeping BNP out of the race.
He warned that the country's people will never allow anyone to hold a 2014-like election.
The BNP leader said their party wants to run in the next polls. “But it must be held under a non-party administration. A level-playing field will have to be created for holding the election in a fair and credible manner.”
He demanded that the government trace the missing Kalyan Party General Secretary M Aminur Rahman and ensure his safe return.
Aminur has been missing since he was picked up on his way to his Savar home on August 27 from Nayapaltan by a group of people introducing themselves as law enforcers.
Kalyan Party Chairman Syed Ibrahim alleged that the government was making various evil plans to suppress the BNP-led 20-party alliance.
He urged the 20-party alliance partners to have patience and refrain from responding to any provocative acts by the government.