BNP ready to forge greater unity: Fakhrul

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Staff Reporter
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said his party is ready to make any sacrifice to forge a greater unity soon with other political parties to 'restore' democracy.
"We need to keep it in mind that a greater unity will not be created if we don't make some sacrifices. Now we all must reach a united position making sacrifices, and we're trying to do that," he said.
Speaking at a views-exchange meeting, the BNP leader said the people of the entire country want a greater unity. "I believe the national unity will be forged very soon to restore democracy and free our leader Khaleda Zia though united efforts against the autocratic regime."
Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal arranged the programme on the current political situation at BNP's Nayapaltan central office.
Fakhrul said they will defeat the current 'monstrous' government through forging the unity with other political parties.
Mentioning that their party chairperson Khaleda Zia had called for a national unity before going to jail, he said, "As per her direction, we're in discussions with other political organizations to create the national unity. The process is on, and we hope we'll come out successful," he observed.
The BNP leader again opposed the shifting of the makeshift court to Old Dhaka Central Jail from Bakshi Bazar Alia Madrasa ground to hold the trial of Zia Charitable Trust graft case against Khaleda, saying it is an uncon-stitutional and inhuman move of the government. "The trial can't be held in a small room in jail. It's nothing but a camera trial."
He urged the government to free their chairperson and allow her to receive treatment in any specialized hospi-tal as she is very sick.
Fakhrul alleged that the government is filing many false cases across the country without any incident only to suppress BNP leaders and activists in a bid to hang onto power.
"The government has created a hell-like situation across the country by filing false cases. The country is now under the grip of a dangerous devil. We'll have to defeat it with our strength together with people," he told his party colleagues. .
The BNP leader said the government has got 'crazy' sensing its imminent fall. "This government won't be able to cling to power as people are not with it. People have no confidence in it. So, our victory is certain."
Mentioning that the country is going through a serious crisis, Fakhrul called upon the freedom fighters to get united to save the nation and establish people's lost rights.