BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir withdrew from his earlier statement 5 minutes after the statement that BNP has appointed a lobbyist to protect the country and democracy.
This time he said, whatever the BNP does to protect the country. Mirza Fakhrul claimed that the Awami League has put the country at great risk by using law enforcement agencies including RAB to stay in power. The government has to take the responsibility.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was confronted by the media for the first time. The party is organizing to announce the various decisions taken by the standing committee.
Speaking at a press conference at the Gulshan chairperson’s political office in the capital at 3pm on Tuesday (January 25), Fakhrul alleged that the current government had put the country at great risk by using law enforcement to stay in power.
Fakhrul further said that the Awami League government has put Bangladesh at great risk by using state institutions including RAB for killings, murders, disappearances and extrajudicial killings to stay in power illegally. And the far-reaching impact will have a negative impact on the security, stability and economy of Bangladesh. The government has to bear all the responsibility for creating this situation.
At the end of the briefing, while answering the questions of the journalists, Mirza Fakhrul said that a lobbyist should be appointed to protect the country and democracy.
He said the BNP has hired lobbyists to protect the country and democracy. To protect the country from miscreants. 5 minutes later, Mirza Fakhrul appeared in front of the media again to explain his statement regarding the appointment of lobbyist. Moved away from the previous statement.
“Everything we do to protect the country does not mean that we have hired lobbyists against the country,” he said. This is clearly telling you (journalists) that everything we do is to protect the country, to protect it from the hands of miscreants.
The BNP general secretary also remarked that the hasty attempt to legislate for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner-CEC and Election Commissioner-EC was a blueprint for staying in power illegally by cheating the people of Awami League.
At the press conference, Mirza Fakhrul further said that the BNP thinks that since this parliament is not legally elected by the people, it has no moral authority to enact such a law. Attempts to enact this law in a hurry with secrecy are just a blueprint for the Awami League to stay in power illegally by cheating the people. Moreover, the BNP thinks that in the political context of Bangladesh, no election commission will be successful in holding free, fair and equitable elections unless elections are held under a neutral caretaker government during the election period. That fact has been established through the 2014 and 2016 unilaterally arranged voterless and midnight vote robbery elections.
He further said that the BNP thinks that the only way to bring back democracy in Bangladesh is the resignation of the illegitimate government of the present Awami League, transfer of power to a neutral non-partisan government and a free, fair and participatory election. There is no alternative. To this end, this change must be brought about by building a unity of all political parties, organizations, individuals and people through a relentless mass movement.