LDP, BNP agree on 'tougher agitation'
Liberal Democratic Party President Col (retd) Oli Ahmad agreed with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to forge a tougher anti-government movement “to save the country from the ongoing crises”.
“Our movement against the ruling government will be a digital movement,” Oli said, adding that he will make an important announcement today after a meeting with his party leaders.
He said this at a press briefing last night held at the BNP chairperson's Gulshan office following the meeting with Khaleda at her Gulshan residence. Oli's wife former BNP lawmaker Momotaj Oli and BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir were also present in the meeting that lasted more than an hour and a half.
Oli was once a standing committee member of BNP but he broke away and joined Liberal Democratic Party in 2006, making accusations that the Zia family had plunged into corruption.
Asked about the accusations he made earlier, Oli sidestepped the question and said, “I don't want to say anything about any individual. Now we will try to protect the country from the government's grip with the people's support.”
Replying to a question on whether he has agreed to work with Jamaat-e-Islami, Oli, who had been very vocal against Jamaat, said he believes that not all the men of Jamaat opposed the country's independence, as many of them were not even born then.
He said, “A number of Awami League leaders including Obaidul Quader and State Minister Hasan Mahmud met me but I told them that I have decided to go for a movement against the wrongdoings of the government.”