AL attacking opponents sensing defeat, alleges BNP

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said Awami League has long been carrying out attacks on the leaders and activists of BNP and Oikyafront across the country sensing its debacle in a fair election.

“They (AL) have realised they’ll face a miserable defeat if the election is held in a credible manner. That’s why they’ve attacked Dr Kamal Hossain, me and our leaders and activists all over the country,” he said.The BNP leader, however, said they will not quit the election race under any circumstance. Fakhrul came up with the remarks while addressing a BNP workers’ meeting at Shaheed Titu auditorium in the district town.

He strongly condemned and protested the attack on Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rab and other alliance leaders at the main gate of Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur in capital Dhaka.

Earlier in the day, some people, said to be supporters of local Awami League candidate Aslamul Haque, attacked the vehicles carrying Dr Kamal, ASM Abdur Rob and Jaglul Haider Afrik with sticks, leaving at least 10 people injured. Fakhrul, also a BNP candidate for Bogura-6 seat, urged the party leaders and activists to work hard for ensuring the victory of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ by convincing voters to go to polling stations and cast their votes.

“You’ll not only cast your votes, but also guard every polling station all day long on December 30 so that no one can rig votes. Don’t return home without taking the results. Our victory will be ensured if we can protect people’s votes,” he directed BNP leaders and workers.

At the beginning of his address, Fakhrul said she is not a candidate for Bogura-6 seat, but a representative of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and its acting chairman Tarique Rahman. “So, work unitedly putting aside all the misunderstanding among you to ensure the party’s victory.”Fakhrul is scheduled to conduct electioneering in the town and address different election rallies here in the afternoon.

source: UNB