AL blames BNP again
The ruling Awami League (AL) yesterday once again blamed the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami for carrying out all recent secret killings in the country.
“BNP-Jamaat coalition has been involved in many conspiracies like recent murders and secret killings in the country,” AL acting general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said yesterday at a press conference at the party president's political office in the capital's Dhanmondi.
It is the character of BNP to kill people and at the same time express sympathy to mislead the people, he observed.
His comments came a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accused BNP-Jamaat for all the 'mysterious killings'.
“The BNP-Jamaat alliance is carrying out these mysterious killings, murders and other criminal activities not only to protect the war criminals but also to destabilise the country,” Hasina said at a discussion on Saturday.
“They will kill first and then start crying-- this is their characteristic,” she observed.
Main opposition BNP earlier alleged that the AL government has taken up “secret killings” to gag the opposition.
Addressing the press conference, Hanif said when BNP-Jamaat coalition was in power they created and patronised militancy and blasted simultaneous bombs at 500 spots across the country, and now they have resorted to killings and violence to destabilise the country and democracy.
Hanif, also a special assistant to the prime minister, said people do not expect such heinous acts from the opposition. Rather, it is expected that the opposition would act reasonably to keep the country, democracy, and law and order stable.
He urged the BNP-Jamaat coalition to give up the politics of secret killings, violence and anarchy and come back to the healthy political practice.
He also urged the countrymen to remain alert about the criminal activities of the opposition coalition.