BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that the government has depoliticised the country in a planned way, to enforce a one-party rule.
“They [government] repeatedly amended the constitution as part of their plot to eliminate politics from Bangladesh. Their main target is to keep only one party in the country,” he said.
He made the remarks at a programme marking the joining of Abdul Karim, former acting mayor of Gazipur municipality, to BNP, along with some one hundred followers of his.
Karim formally joined BNP by presenting a bouquet to Mirza Fakhrul at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
Formerly a Jatiya Party leader, Karim served as the acting mayor of Gazipur municipality during Ershad’s rule. Later, he joined Awami League, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.
In his speech, Fakhrul said Awami League is now out to establish one-party Baksal rule as it did it 1975.
Fakhrul said the country is now in a very bad shape, due to lack of good governance and rule of law.
“Misrule is everywhere in the country. Innocent people are getting killed; women and children are raped and extrajudicial killings are going on as there is no rule of law. People are even languishing in jail years after years without any trial,” he said.
Fakhrul accused the government of destroying the country’s economy and banking sector through widespread plundering and corruption.
“The leather industry is facing destruction due to the foul play of corrupt business syndicate and lack of any government policy,” the BNP leader alleged.
Fakhrul urged the government to free their Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail for the restoration of democracy in the country.
Karim said he joined BNP to work for the “restoration” of democracy and the rule of law in the country. “We love the country. We want people to remain in peace in a democratic atmosphere. So, I’ve joined BNP to bring democracy back, ensure the rule of law and take the country forward,” he added.