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AL planning to cling to power through reign of terror: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the Awami League is planning to stay in power through the next parliamentary elections with a reign of terror.

"In fact, the natural character of Awami League is to always come to power with terrorist activities and a reign of terror. The party is planning to come to power again in the same way," he said.

The BNP leader made the remarks while talking to reporters before a meeting with the leaders and workers of the district unit Swechchhasebak Dal at the Thakurgaon district BNP office.

He also said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a recent discussion meeting spat venom against former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eminent persons of national and international repute.

"Sheikh Hasina even lashed out at newspaper editors and economists," the BNP leader said.

He said the prime minister also slammed the BNP saying it came to power by indulging in vote-rigging. "I strongly protest and condemn her remarks."

The BNP leader said the AL deceived people and did not give them any chance to cast their votes in 2014 as the party came to power by getting elected in 154 seats without any vote.

Also, he said, the ruling party created a reign of terror all over the country in 2018 and took the election results in their favour the night before the election day, using the "state machinery" and the Election Commission and arresting thousands of BNP leaders and activists in "fictitious" cases.

Fakhrul said the AL government has turned the country's constitution into an 'Awami constitution' through repeated amendments.

He urged the government to create an atmosphere for holding a credible election in the country by handing over power to a non-party neutral government.

"The environment of the country is getting worse day by day. I urge you (government) to create at least a democratic environment instead of making it worse," the BNP leader added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh