BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday alleged that the government has been hurriedly sentencing the opposition leaders and workers by the ‘partisan’ judges to eliminate BNP.
Speaking at a sudden rally in the city’s Bangla Motor area, he warned that the government will not be able to hang onto power by jailing and sentencing the BNP leaders and workers.
“The government has set up a kangaroo court to wipe out the BNP leadership. The trial in fictitious cases is going on there day and night. The police are filing the fictitious cases and they are also giving deposi-tions,” the BNP leader said.
He said some ‘partisan’ judges are swiftly delivering judgments one after another against BNP and oppo-sition party leaders in the name of farcical trial, ignoring the law. “We want to say that this illegal and fascist regime can’t be able to sustain by these dictated verdicts and sentences.”
Rizvi said the opposition parties have been eliminated from the election field by arresting their eaders and workers in different ‘false’ cases. “They (ruling party) are only in the field. Once the nomination papers of dummy and independent candidates were cancelled by the Returning Officers, again on appeal all the revoked nomination papers were shown to be valid.”
He alleged that the government and the Election Commission (EC) are staging a game in the name of the election by fielding many independent and dummy candidates.
The leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies also brought out sudden processions in indiffer-ent areas of the capital, including Dhanmondi, Tejgaon, Mirpur, Jatrabari, Karwan Bazar, Banani, Jhi-gatola, Dainik Bangla, Fakirapool, Khilgaon, Arambagh, Moghbazar, Segacgicha, Central Road and Rampura.
BNP and like-minded opposition parties enforced the 36-hour road-rail-waterways blockade across the country at 6am yesterday (Tuesday) to protest the schedule for the next national election announced by the Election Commission (EC).
This was the 11th blockade called by BNP and like-minded opposition parties since October 31.