Senior BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has threatened to wage a stronger movement if the current regime ignores their caretaker government demand which is, he said, now a national demand.
“We’ll have no option but to wage a harsher movement against this regime if it defies the public sentiment and world opinion in favor of holding the next election under a non-party caretaker administration,” he said.
Addressing a discussion yesterday, the BNP leader said the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has categorically said 18-party will not take part in the election if it is held under a partisan government. “So, no conspiracy and intimidation will be bale to deviate BNP from its stance.”
Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB) arranged the discussion at the Jatiya Press Club marking the 6th jail release day of BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.
Mosharraf, also a BNP standing committee member, said the ruling party is pushing the country towards darkness only with their stubbornness to hold the polls under their own arrangement.
He also warned that the consequence of the government’s obstinacy will not be good. “The Prime Minister must shoulder the responsibly in case of any violence.”
Mosharraf, a former health minister, alleged that the post-1/11 interim regime in a planned way tried to kill Tarique Rahman through torture.
“Those who tortured Tarique Rahman in a bid to kill him should be brought to justice. But the current regime coming to power with the help of Moeenuddin-Fakhruddin allowed them to escape,” he observed.
The BNP leader said those who persecuted Tarique and other political leaders will be tried in the days to come after investigation.
Chaired by DAB President Dr Azizul Haque, the program was addressed, among others, by BNP chairperson’s advisers Inam Ahmed Chowdhury, Shawkat Mahmud and DAB secretary general AZM Zahid Hossain.