Khaleda office barricaded again. Press for polls: Bnp

Women Bnp workers in front of the besieged offfice of Khaleda Zia on Sunday

As movement to and from Khaleda’s Gulshan party office has virtually been stopped on Sunday putting up fresh truck barricades, Bnp’s joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi asked business leaders to press for inclusive polls to restore peace in the country instead of what he termed ‘speaking as directed.’
Responding to a statement made from FBCCI, apex body of the business community, to press for eneactment of law to prohibit ‘hartal’ (shutdown) and blockade, he sought to known from business leaders as to whether they had raised voice against killing, abduction and enforced disappearances. He talked to reporters from an undisclosed place in Gulshan.
On Sunday seven trucks laden with bricks, sands and earth were put afresh in front of the BNP person Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office yesterday tightening the security around her office where she had been confined for past nine days.Movement of all types of vehicles has effectively been blocked on road number 86, even pedestrians’ entrance has also been restricted except the local residents. Khaleda’s office is located at House number 6 of the road.
The trucks were taken into police custody on Saturday and deployed in front Khaleda Zia’s office at 12:00pm on Sundaybarricading all the entry points to it, said a truck driver.
Five trucks were kept placed on northern side of the road and two on the southern side.
The number of law enforcers has also been increased guarding the front and entrances points of Khaleda Zia’s office.
Earlier on previous Saturday (January 03), the government took same measures using 13 trucks on the plea of strengthening the security of the former premier and removed those later on.
Meanwhile, BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed on Sunday reiterated that the ongoing “oust-government movement” would continue until the victory of the movement is achieved.
“We urge the people as well as party leaders and activists to continue the blockade programme until our victory is achieved,” he said while briefing some reporters at Gulshan residence.
The BNP leader criticised the ruling party leaders who condemned the blockade progrqamme of BNP-led 20-party alliance during the Biswa Ijtema saying talking about religion does not fit in their mouth.
“They have become religious fraud as they indiscriminately killed many Quaran-e-Hafez at Shapla Square, their blogger made derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed (SM) and one of their ministers also made derogatory remarks against Tabligh Jamaat,” he said.
He compared the Awami League with ‘a proverbial cat that goes for pilgrimage after eating seven hundred and fifty rats’.
Rizvi protested the observation of FBCCI chief to enact a law to stop hartal and blockade like programme and asked him whether they raised their voice against killing, enforced disappearance and abduction.
They should not speak as being directed, rather they should take such an effort for holding an inclusive poll participated by all political parties to maintain stability and peace in he country, he added. – Staff Reporter