Polls under partisan govt to be resisted, says Fakhrul
The BNP today threatened that there would be resistance if any election is held under a partisan government.
"They [the government] want to hold an election like what they did in the past. They want to steal votes. Should we allow them to steal votes?" said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the party.
"We will resist. We will resist for our existence, our rights and for Bangladesh and its people."
The BNP leader was addressing the crowd before the start of a procession from Nawabganj, protesting rising prices of essentials and demanding resignation of the government.
He also said, "These wrongdoings will not be supported. People of the country do not want to be cheated anymore."
Dhaka district BNP organised the procession that started from Central Shaheed Minar and marched for around 2km to the Box Bazar intersection.
"If the government was neutral, you [people] could have cast vote as your wish. But that does not happen now. Now they [the Awami League government] are saying, 'I will cast my vote, I will cast your vote too'," he said.
The party also brought out processions in the districts across the country on February 25.
Fakhrul said the government will be ousted through peaceful protests.
"We have started the movement to protect the people of the country. The young generation must join our programme to bring a change in the country."
He added, "Young people must come forward to lead the movement. We will defeat this tyrannical government to establish people's government."