BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday alleged that the ruling party cadres were indulging in arson attacks and various subversive activities to malign the opposition’s ongoing movement.
Speaking at a virtual press briefing, he called upon the opposition leaders and workers to peacefully ob-serve the nationwide 48-hour blockade that will be enforced at 6 am on Wednesday in protest against the national election schedule.
“The criminals belonging to Awami League are indulging in anarchy every day with the evil aim of es-tablishing a reign of terror across the country under the patronage of the state. They’ve continued setting fire to public transport while law enforcers have been playing the role of silent spectators,” he said.
The BNP leader said the perpetrators of arson violence can easily run away from the scene after carrying out the incidents in the presence of law enforcement agencies or near police check posts.”
“The deliberate inaction of the law enforcement agencies to prevent these arson attacks or to arrest the real culprits proves that the evil forces in power are involved in the ongoing subversive activities across the country,” he said.
Rizvi claimed that the police arrested over 475 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies across the country in the last 24 hours as of 5pm on Tuesday.
BNP and like-minded parties on Monday announced the fresh road-rail-waterway blockade across the country starting from this morning to early Friday to protest the schedule for the next national election announced by the Election Commission (EC).
Party Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a virtual press briefing.
It will be the sixth phase of the blockade program of the opposition parties since October 31.
He said the blockade will begin at 6am on Wednesday and end at 6m on Friday.