BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that Awami League is trying to harm democracy and destroy the country's stability by announcing counter-political programmes.
Speaking at a press conference at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, he also called upon the ruling party to withdraw their counter programme on February 11, the day BNP leaders and workers will march in all unions across the country to press home their 10-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party government, reports UNB.
"Awami League is giving counter programmes to our every peaceful programme. They again announced a counter programme at the union level. The main character of Awami League is being exposed with such efforts. Awami League is a party of terrorism,” the BNP leader said.
He also said Awami League is ‘very good at’ inciting violence and terror activities, intimidation, attacks and assaults on its opponents.
Fakhrul said the ruling party is announcing the counter programmes also with a motive to foil the peaceful programmes of the opposition.
“With these counter programmes they are damaging democracy, and they’re trying to destroy the stability of Bangladesh and pushing the country towards uncertainty. I call upon the Awami League to withdraw their union-level programme (on January 11),” he said.
Earlier on February 4 last, BNP and its like-minded parties and alliances announced a march programme in all unions across the country for February 11 (Saturday) to mount pressure on the government to accept their 10-point demand.