Bangabir Kader Siddiqui who along with leaders of his Krishak Sramik Janata League are staging sit-in near his party office in Motijheel in the capital on Sunday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to sit in the negtiating table to resolve the political impasse is she was the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Addressing a press conference Kader Siddiqui also called for withdrawal of the blockade of the 20-Party Alliance. He has been in the sit-in since 28 January to press his stand for a political dialogue.Kader Siddiqui urged the Prime Minister not to listen to the misleading advices offered by ‘collaborators”. They are trying to mislead you, he told the Prime Minister observing that she would not be able to in power even for a single day if the people did not so want.
The Krishak Sramik Janata League leader said that some elements who shot Awami League workers as birds at one time had now turned into their protectors and were offering various advises. Don’t trust them, he told the Prime Minister. Satans are creating disturbance around, he observed.
Urging the 20-Party Alliance to withdraw the blockade the valiant freedom fighter said he would continue to remain on the street till peace comes back to the benefit of all.
Meanwhile, BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah said that the movement would continue till the fall of the government. He gave a whipping for immediately starting the process of dialogue to end the political impasse.
Former president of Supreme Court Bar Association Zainal Abdin said that the movement would be crowned with success with the fall of the government on 13 February. The two pro-Bnp lawyers were addressing a rally organised in the Supreme Court premises in support of Sunday’s Hartal.
In another development ulema of the Hathazari Madrasah have urged the government to dismiss the social welfare minister by Tuesday or else they would start a countrywide hartal programme from Wednesday. They said that the ulema of the country were hurt by the minister’s utterances against purda and shariah, and observed that a number of non-believers were among the ministers who were making remarks against the religion and its ideals. – Staff Reporter