The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that the ruling Awami League government had usurped the rights of the people, gained through the Liberation War in 1971, and warned that the AL government would be tried in the people’s court.
The BNP leader said this while addressing at the divisional mass rally at the Government Alia Madrassah ground in Sylhet city as the chief guest.
Sylhet city unit of the BNP organised the mass rally, the seventh one of such kind, on Saturday as part of the party’s ongoing programme
‘The people will win the war that they started against this government from the holy land of Sylhet,’ Fakhrul said.
A large number of BNP activists participated in the rally in Sylhet despite the transport strike and various obstacles in Sylhet and surrounding districts.
At this time, Fakhrul complained that the government had once again started ‘factious’ cases against BNP leaders and activists across the country.
He said that the demands of the BNP were immediate resignation of the AL government, dissolution of the parliament and formation of a neutral government during national elections.
He claimed that the government was threatening BNP in various ways and said that no threat would work anymore.
‘People came to the field to reclaim their rights to rice and vote,’ he said.