Terming the government fascist, BNP yesterday said the same autocratic rule prevailed during Ershad and Ayub Khan regimes.
“We are trying to unite people to create a mass upsurge to restore democracy and release our party Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail,” said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the party.
He was addressing a discussion of Swechchhasebak Dal at Supreme Court Auditorium, marking birthday of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman.
Fakhrul said a fascist government cannot stay in power forever. Better days will come again, he added.
He urged party leaders and activists to get united overcoming all sorts of division and mistakes, to oust the Awami League government from power.
The BNP leader said Khaleda Zia is in jail not because she is guilty but because she wanted to restore democracy.
In similar type of cases, ministers and lawmakers are granted bail but Khaleda was denied, alleged Fakhrul.
The countrymen want change, the BNP senior leader said.
He also criticised the government for its failure to check prices of daily essentials. People’s woes have gone beyond limits due to skyrocketing prices of various products, he added.