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Soft jolt enough to oust current govt: Rizvi

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Staff Reporter

Calling the government ‘fascist’, BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday said this regime will fall with only a soft jerk by people as its condition is very vulnerable.

“The condition of the present fascist, autocratic regime is weakening fast. It’ll collapse only after a soft push by people,” he said.

Rizvi came up with the remarks while addressing a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.

He warned that the country’s people are now determined to restore democracy by tearing down the artificial nets weaved around by the government.

The BNP leader hoped that the government would not impede the BNP-led 20-party’s rally scheduled for Tuesday at Suhrawardy Udyan protesting the National Broadcast Policy 2014.

Rizvi said the BNP alliance has already sought a written permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police and the Directorate of Public Works for holding the rally.

He alleged that the law enforcers obstructed the 20-party men at different parts of the country while observing their black-flag processions on Saturday protesting the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.

The BNP joint secretary said Khaleda Zia thanked BNP leaders and activists for making the black-flag procession program a success braving various abstracts created by the government.

The BNP joint secretary general alleged that some ministers and Awami League leaders, especially Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, are spreading propaganda continuously against late President Ziaur Rahman and his family members, including Khaleda Zia.

“We think Maya has got desperate to hide his relatives’ involvement in Naryanganj seven murders and grabbing of houses in the capital. Hence, he utters such uncivilized remarks about the Zia family to get the blessings of his leader (Hasina),” he added.

Rizvi also came down hard on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her remark that Ziaur Rahman had involvement with Bangabandhu murder, saying her such comment is nothing but a ‘blatant lie’.

In a counter attack, Rizvi said people have doubt that Sheikh Hasina might have link with the killing of Ziaur Rahman.

“Ziaur Rahman was assassinated 13 days after Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming. She tried to flee the country through the border on the day and Awami League men were jubilant following the killing. So, people have doubt she (Hasina) and many others had link with the murder,” the BNP leader said.