Khoka warns Shahbagh youths again
BNP Vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka yesterday warned Shahbagh Projonmo Chattar youths of waging a movement against them if they fail to read people's mind.
â€œI am telling you [Shahbagh youths] to understand people's mind. Otherwise, we will wage a movement in every locality against you,â€ he said.
The BNP leader was speaking at a protest rally before its central office in the capital's Nayapaltan.
â€œThe Shahbagh agitators have taken position against the country and its people. They are taking government-supplied halua-ruti [food items] and flattering the government,â€ he complained.
The government, claimed Khoka, with the help of some youths was instigating the movement to cover up the corruption of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's administration.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the government was trying a new tactic to hide its failures of the last four years.
He accused the government of hurting the religious sentiment of the majority people.
Later, a protest procession was brought out from the rally venue, which ended amid clashes between police and the BNP men in Malibagh.
The main opposition party organised the programme protesting â€œgenocideâ€ by the law enforcers and ruling party men.
At a press conference at her Gulshan office on Friday, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia termed â€œgenocideâ€ the deaths of 33 people across the country on Thursday.
The casualties followed violence after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 handed down death sentence to Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
Protesting the killings, Khaleda called a daylong hartal for March 5.