BNP on Tuesday paid homage to its founder ZiaurRahman marking its 42nd founding anniversary.
Party standing committee members, led by Secretary General MirzaFakhrul Islam Alamgir, placed wreaths at Zia’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar grave around 11am and offered fateha there maintaining social distancing rules.
They also joined a special prayer (munajat) seeking salvation for Zia’s departed soul and good health of party chairperson Khaleda Zia.
BNP Standing Committee members KhandakerMosharrafHossain, Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Nazrul Islam Khan and SelimaRahman, were, among others, present.
Talking to reporters after placing the wreaths, Fakhrul said Awami League has established an ‘awful one-party fascist’ rule by ‘snatching’ democracy and people’s rights.
“Restoring democracy is now a big challenge for us. We must uphold the spirit of the Liberation War by restoring democracy and people’s lost rights,” he said.
Fakhrul said they will unite people to permanently free their chairperson Khaleda Zia, who has been released for six months on March 25 last following an executive order, from jail and establish a pro-people government.
Later, the leaders and activists of Dhaka south and north city units of BNP laid wreaths at the late president’s grave.
BNP and its associate bodies are celebrating the founding anniversary with various programmes across the country on a limited scale due to the prevalence of coronavirus.
To mark the day, the party flag was kept hoisted atop the buildings of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office and other offices across the country in the morning.
The party is scheduled to arrange a virtual discussion in the afternoon, marking the day.
Source: United News of Bangladesh