Hanif‘s comment ‘autocratic’ nature of government: Rizvi
Published: 06:34 PM, 26 April 2018
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BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that Awami League leader Mahbubul Alam Hanif‘s comment that their party will rule the country as long as long Sheikh Hasina is alive has exposed the government’s real ‘autocratic’ nature.
Criticizing this statement, Rizvi said that Hanif`s statement that democracy is being sent to exile forever and indispensable to keep BAKSAL full-time. They want to push the country towards a civil war, the expression of its own manifestation.
He made this comment at a press conference in Nayapaltan central office on Thursday.
Rizvi also alleged that a 19-member Awami League delegation went to India as part of the party’s ‘desperate move’ to hold another ‘lopsided’ general election in the country with interference by others.
Criticizing to The Awami League delegation that went to India, Rizvi questioned that did they go to India with a big team for a negotiation to stay in power? As the government has come to know that Awami League won’t get more than 20-22 seats in fair polls, they’re now making frantic efforts for holding a one-sided election with interference by others.
The BNP leader warned that people will not give the ruling party any scope this time to cling to power by holding a stage-managed election.
A 19-member Awami League delegation, led by its general secretary Obaidul Quader, went to India on a three-day visit on April 22. He renewed BNP’s demand for ensuring better treatment of their ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia at United Hospital by her personal physicians.
The BNP leader alleged that State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has raised an absurd question about their acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s Bangladeshi citizenship only to divert people’s attention to a different direction from the issue of Khaleda’s illness.
He said Tarique submitted his passport to the British Home Office only for getting the political asylum there and he didn’t surrender his passport, but the government is spreading a false campaign about it.
He questioned the Prime Minister whether she gave up her Bangladeshi citizenship during her stay in India’s Delhi after the assassination of her father in 1975.