Get ready to take to streets: Fakhrul tells BNP leaders, activists
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today (August 2, 2022) called upon leaders and activists of BNP and its affiliated bodies to get ready to take to the streets.
"Nothing will happen if you (party men) can't take to the streets. Get ready. We will oust this government from power and we will establish a people's government," said Fakhrul.
The BNP leader came up with the directives while addressing a protest rally in front of the National Press Club this afternoon, protesting the killing of Swechchasebak Dal leader Abdur Rahim during a clash between police and BNP men in Bhola.
At the time, when BNP men were shouting "hartal, hartal!", Fakhrul said "Take to the streets first, then hartal."
"They (ruling party) has said that hurricane lamps will be handed to BNP leaders. But the time has come for you (AL) to put the hurricane lamps in your hands. You (AL) won't get time to hold the hurricane lamps and flee through the back door," Fakhrul said.
Referring to the Bhola incident, Fakhrul said the police force is killing and torturing people only to sustain the Awami League government.