BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday alleged that BNP leaders and ac-tivists are being attacked and implicated in cases afresh due to the instigation by the ruling party.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he claimed that their party’s 650 leaders and activists were arrested just in the last six days while several hundred others were injured in different attacks on the party’s programs in different parts of the country.
“Addressing a rally in front of the central office of the Awami League on Tuesday, its general secretary Obaidul Quader threatened to eliminate BNP forever in cold blood…following his threat, the police, RAB and SWAT forces have launched a drive against BNP men and started attacking, and arresting them in new cases,” he said.
The BNP leader also alleged that the police and Awami League’s ‘special cadres’ attacked the opposi-tion’s peaceful road march in the Science Lab area in the capital without any provocation on Tuesday.
“Obaidul Quader’s threat is being implemented by the law enforcers who nurture the Awami spirit,” he observed.
Rizvi also raised a question as to why a case was not filed against the Awami League general secretary for making such an offensive remark. “Eliminating BNP in cold blood means a provocation for indulg-ing in the killing. Why are the law enforcers silent?” Why is there no case against him?”
He alleged police and the ruling party ‘cadres’ attacked their party’s scheduled programs in different areas of the country over the last six days, but around 148 cases were filed against over 5,000 BNP lead-ers and activists in connection with the incidents.
The BNP leader also said the government has started the old drama of putting the blame on the BNP again by torching buses as the regime did it in the past.