Rajshahi: BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rahul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday said the current Awami League government will be ousted through a mass uprising like the autocratic ruler HM Ershad in the 1990s.
“Dictator Ershad was forced to resign on December 6, 1990 in the face of public outrage. This govern-ment also won’t be spared from the anger of people. Their downfall would be ensured by a mass upris-ing in the month of victory,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the comment while speaking at a brief rally after a sudden procession to-gether with some party followers on the road in front of Terokhadia Stadium in Rajshahi at 6:30am in support of the opposition’s 48-hour blockade program that will end at 6am on Friday.
He said the country’s people have woken up now to unseat the current regime from power through a strong street movement. “The people of the country, including the students, will remain on the streets until they achieve a victory. They will not return home without a victory.”
On December 6, 1990, military dictator Ershad stepped down in the face of a mass upsurge and handed power over to a caretaker government ending his nine years of autocratic rule which began by grabbing power in a coup on March 24, 1982.