We've always risen like a phoenix: Fakhrul | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:21 AM, January 25, 2019

We've always risen like a phoenix: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that the government is conspiring to split their party.

“Plots are being hatched to weaken BNP and split it. They [govt] tried to do so in the past, but failed,” he said while speaking at a milad mahfil at the party's Nayapaltan central office.

Fakhrul further said, “We would like to unequivocally say they won't be able to divide BNP as it has risen like a phoenix repeatedly whenever it faced devastation in the past.”

BNP arranged the programme marking the fourth death anniversary of party chairperson Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman Koko.

Fakhrul urged his party colleagues to reach out to people and mobilise support in favour of their party and its politics to further strengthen BNP.

He also called upon the democratic and patriotic forces to unite and resist the current government as it has “taken a position against people and democracy”.

He asked BNP leaders and activists to get organised to free their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

Earlier in the morning, BNP leaders and activists, led by Fakhrul, offered prayers at Koko's grave at Banani Graveyard in the capital.

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