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Billboards won’t help AL: BNP

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Staff Reporter
Firing a broadside at the government for hanging billboards in the city displaying its successes, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said this move will not help the regime change people’s minds.
“While coming from Uttara, I’ve seen so many billboards hung around describing the government’s development activities. No campaign and new strategy will work as people have already taken their decision to say good bye to this regime,” he told a protest rally.
Recalling that Ayeub Khan during the Pakistan rule had observed a decade of development and so did Ersahd, the BNP spokesman said they could not resist their fall through mass upsurge by doing so. “This regime will have to face the same fate.”
Fakhrul said the government could not do anything for development of the country. “Instead, it has destroyed the economy with its misrule and corruption.”
He also advised the Awami League-led grand alliance government to step aside taking into consideration the overall circumstances.
Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal Jagannath University unit organized the program at the Jatiya Press Club protesting indecent remarks against BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman by the Prime Minister and her son, and attempt to kill student leader Sirajul Islam Siraj by police.
Fakrul countered state minister for law advocate Quamrul Islam’s remark about his body language, saying, “There’s no need to observe our body language rather try to understand people’s body language. “People’s body language is against you.”
Earlier at a discussion at the Press Club, Quamrul criticised Fakhrul for talking about Prime Minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy and said, “Mirza Fakhrul’s body language indecent and ugly. You please talk in a decent manner.”
Disapproving Quamrul’s remark, Fakhrul said, “I want to tell the government that still there is time to understand people’s body language. They’ have already shown you the door through the elections to five city corporations.”
He also urged the party leaders and activists to get united to launch a vigorous movement after Eid-ul-Fitr to force the government to accept their demand for restoration of the caretaker government.