Cases to keep BNP leaders out of polls
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that the recent charges framed against BNP leaders are aimed to keep them out of the next election and smear their political image.
"The government has filed many false cases against our leaders since 2009. It has framed numerous charges against us too. The recent charges are evidently part of a politically motivated move to keep BNP leaders out of the next election," he said.
The BNP spokesperson made the allegation while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the grave of late president Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla-Nagar marking the 25th founding anniversary of the Doctors Association of Bangladesh (DAB), a pro-BNP doctors' organisation.
Detectives on Tuesday framed charges against 41 BNP leaders, including Fakhrul and standing committee members Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas and Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, BNP vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman and Dhaka city member secretary Habib-un-Nabi Sohel, in a case filed with Ramna Police Station last year.
The BNP leaders, along with 1,200 unknown people, are accused of obstructing law enforcers from discharging their duties, attempting to kill them and hurling crude bombs to create panic in front of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College on Bailey Road in the capital on March 2, 2013 during a street agitation programme.
Lambasting the government for implicating BNP men in what he said was another "false case", Fakhrul said, "This move is clearly targeted at establishing one-party rule in the country."