BNP yesterday urged people of the country to take a vow to restore democracy and free party chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail through waging a movement.
“On this day, we call upon people to take vow to restore democracy, uphold the goals and spirit of the Liberation War, and free mother of democracy Khaleda Zia,” said the party's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Flanked by party leaders and activists, Fakhrul placed wreaths at the National Martyrs' Memorial in Savar yesterday.
After paying homage to the martyrs, the BNP leader told journalists, “We must restore democracy and ensure the release of our leader [Khaleda Zia] through a movement.”
He alleged that the Awami League government has destroyed spirit of the Liberation War.
Fakhrul alleged that the ruling party is trying to establish a “one-party rule” almost like Baksal, as it has snatched away people's rights, including right to vote.
“Voting right has been stolen. People of the country are not safe,” he claimed.
BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan; BNP chairperson's adviser Abdus Salam; BNP joint secretary general Khairul Kabir Khokon; publicity affairs secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie; and organising secretary Shama Obaid accompanied Fakhrul.
From National Martyrs' Memorial, the BNP leaders went to Zia's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar grave and paid homage to him by placing wreaths.