Do not leave the streets until Hasina resigns: Tarique
Nirapad News : BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman has asked the party leaders and workers not to return home until prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s government is dethroned.
He urged them to take to the street to ensure that a polls-time government is in place to hold free and fair elections in Bangladesh.
Tarique Rahman, the elder son of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, came up with the call while addressing a meeting at Atrium Hall in East London on Sunday evening.
The UK unit of the BNP organised the discussion to mark the one-year of the 5 January 2014 general elections boycotted by major parties, including the BNP. Last year, he, in a video message, called upon the countrymen to resist the one-sided ballot.
This time around, Tarique said to the party activists, “What should you do if someone doesn’t allow your mother to come to you? (Your first duty is to) free your mother.”
He asked the party activists to make one place of the country quarantined from another and one area in the capital from another area.
“You will leave the streets only when you will be confirmed that Sheikh Hasina has resigned.”
He also urged the activists not to harm the people during the movement.
Tarique claimed that hundreds of thousands of people joined the demonstration against the AL regime to observe the ‘democracy killing day’.
“Our leaders and workers are on the streets today and they have only one goal — to free the country, restore democracy,” he said.
He warned that should this movement come to a halt, there would be immense loss for the nation. “You must also be careful so that innocent people are not losers in any way.”
Tarique Rahman alleged that the AL could not do anything without the police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). “It’s your sacred duty to serve the people, please don’t abide by immoral order,” he added.