Narsingdi: Opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Sunday issued a fresh threat to enforce a non-stop hartal and rail-road blockade if the government does not concede to their demand for arranging the next general election under a non-party caretaker government.
“They (AL) say we can’t carry out movement. Yes, it is fact that we can’t kill people like them in the name of movement. But, we know how to wage a movement,” Khaleda told a mammoth 18-party rally at Balurmath in the town in the afternoon.
Pointing at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the BNP Chairperson said, “You had enforced hartal for 173 days. Now we’ll enforce non-stop hartal and blockade after our current programs if you don’t restore non-party or caretaker government provision.”
“We along with people are on the path of truth, justice and democracy. Our victory is a must. So, restore the caretaker government system, or else, look for your escape route,” she added.
A survey conducted earlier said 90 percent people want caretaker government system. Now 98 percent people want the system, she said in her 42-minute speech that started at 5:18pm.
Earlier, Khaleda started her journey from her Gulshan residence and reached the rally venue at 5pm.
The BNP chief also termed the current prime minister ‘wrongheaded’ and said, “The Supreme Court branded her as a wrongheaded person, which has been proved now. If she (Hasina) is mentally/psychology disturbed, she needs treatment.”
The former Prime Minister Khaleda also revealed her plan for a new trend of politics and said, “We won’t do the politics of vengeance. We’ll do the politics for providing services to people and for their welfare. It’ll be our new trend of politics,” she told the rally.
“Our MPs, ministers and all will be brought under accountability. If anyone indulges in corruption, s/he must face punishment. Corruption will be dealt with a strong hand,” Khaleda said.
Branding the incumbent Election Commission as ‘spineless’, Khaleda said fair and neutral election is not possible by the worthless and spineless people.
Khaleda issues fresh threat of tough movement